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Free School Meals and Pupil Premium

In Kent, 18% of children receive free school meals. If you are eligible and register your child will get:

  • a choice of delicious, healthy hot meals every school day at no cost - this is worth £440 a year per child and recognised to improve behaviour and learning
  • meals to cater for cultural, dietary, and religious requirements
  • the chance to develop social skills by sitting with friends for a school meal.

The school will receive additional funding of at least £5,910 to £8,310 per child from the government. This funding can be used for additional teaching staff, school activities and tuition to improve outcomes for pupils at the school.

Some schools and academies also offer reduced rates for school trips, clubs, after school care, holiday activities and uniform to children registered for free school meals.

Use this simple form from the Kent County Council website to check if you are eligible for Free School Meals:

https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/kent/

If you would like confidential help with completing the application, please contact our Family Liaison team on 01732 350354, option 4 or via flo@slade.kent.sch.uk.

 

The Pupil Premium is an amount of money the school receives to narrow the attainment gap for disadvantaged pupils (children who are eligible for Free School Meals, children in Local Authority Care and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces).

Schools are currently given £1,320 per pupil for those whose families have registered for Free School Meals (FSM).  This includes any child who has been registered for FSM at any point during the past 6 years.  The children of members of the armed forces are also entitled to this funding.  Schools also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has been looked after for 1 day or more; has been adopted from care or has left care under a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangement order.

For more details on the Pupil Premium please visit:

Pupil Premium Promise 

At Slade Primary School we are committed to improving the outcomes for pupils that are eligible for the Pupil Premium funding.  Below you will find our Pupil Premium strategy which outlines how the funding is spent and the impact this has on outcomes for pupils.  You will also find our Pupil Premium Promise which explains what we promise to provide for all pupils that are in receipt of the Pupil Premium grant.

Achievement for All

In October 2018, we were awarded with the Quality Mark for Achievement for All which demonstrated our dedication towards providing improved outcomes for pupils from a disadvantaged background.