The Pupil Premium is additional funding which is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point over the last six years. It is aimed at addressing the current underlying inequalities which may exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent peers. The Pupil Premium also provides funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and the children of service personnel. The funding is used to reduce or remove barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils. Evidence based research proven strategies and interventions for eligible pupils across the school are carefully planned and delivered. Interventions include small group teaching and learning and a range of enrichment experiences aimed at accelerating pupil’s progress and raising achievement.
Free School Meal Applications
Parents need to complete the application online at https://schools.lewisham.gov.uk/parentportal/ preferable before the school census deadlines in October and January each year.
If anyone requires assistance with the application process they can attend one of the ‘Digital Zone Drop’ in sessions at:
Catford Library: Tues/Thurs 2pm-4pm and Weds 10am-1pm
Torridon Road Library: Mondays 10am-12pm
If you need any further advice please call 020 8378 5358.