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Pupil Premium and Free School Meals

Free School Meals

What are the benefits of claiming free school meals?

School meals are a good way to ensure that your child eats well at lunchtime and by enabling your child to have a free school meal, if they are eligible for one, you will save yourself both time and money.

In addition to this, being in receipt of a free school meal, also means that your child will qualify for ‘pupil premium’ and this will also bring with it some additional benefits for your child.

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job-seekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Children who receive any of the above benefits in their own right (i.e. they receive benefits payments directly, instead of through a parent or carer) can also receive free school meals.

To find out more about how to apply and check your child's eligibility for Free School Meals, please use the link below:

https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/sims-trafford

Please note that Trafford no longer accept FSM applications over the phone.

Pupil Premium

What is the pupil premium?

The pupil premium grant is funding provided to schools to help all pupils reach their full potential, regardless of their background or financial situation.

Pupils may be eligible if they:
  • Every child currently registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM)
  • Every child who has been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
  • Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority
  • Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order
  • Children who have a parent currently serving in the armed forces

How is the pupil premium funding used?

Pupil premium funding is paid directly to the school and we decide how it is used to meet our students’ needs. We also produce documentation to show how we plan to spend the monies and why we have chosen to spend them in this way. We use the pupil premium to make sure that those in receipt of the funding continue to have high attainment, continue to make excellent progress and to ensure that there is no gap between them and their non-pupil premium peers.

How do our pupil premium students do within the school?

Grades 9-4 in English and Maths

 

School (All)

School (PP)

National (All)

National (PP)

2016

100%

100%

63%

70.6%

2017

100%

100%

63.9%

71.2%

2018

100%

100%

64%

71%

2019

100%

100%

65%

72%

2020

100%

100%

   
2021 100% 100%    

 

Attainment 8 Score
 

School (All)

School (PP)

National (All)

National (non-PP)

2016

69.6

66.1

49.9

53.3

2017

71.7

71.7

46.3

49.8

2018

71.3

69.3

46.5

50.1

2019

72.0

73.3

46.7

50.3

2020

73.6

72.2

   
2021        

 

Progress 8 Score
 

School (All)

School (PP)

National (All)

National (non-PP)

2016

0.38

0.02

-0.03

0.10

2017

0.64

0.60

-0.03

0.11

2018

0.43

0.07

-0.02

0.13

2019

0.45

0.69

-0.03

0.13

2020

N/A

N/A

   
2021 N/A N/A    

NB. Detailed National 2020 data will not be published by the DfE.

Please download the document at the bottom of the page for full details on how pupil premium is allocated, including specific initiatives and impacts which we use. 

Questions

 If you have any queries or questions about eligibility for pupil premium or free school meals.  Please contact the school Business Manager on office@salegrammar.co.uk

Page Documents Date  
Pupil Premium Report 2019 20th Oct 2020 Download
PP Spend Plan 2020 21 impact notes inclu... 17th Sep 2021 Download
SGS Pupil Premium Strategy 2021 2024 21st Feb 2022 Download