Pupil Premium at Chattenden Primary School
Our intent at Chattenden Primary School is that every child, no matter their background, has equal opportunities to reach their full potential. We endeavour to provide all children with a broad and ambitious curriculum, where children's wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to narrowing any identified gaps in attainment between pupils. We tailor our provision to meet the individual needs through quality first teaching, and bespoke interventions for our Pupil Premium Tutor. We also use offer high quality tutoring using the National Tutoring Programme and School Led Tutoring.
We are takings steps to build on our knowledge rich curriculum whereby children are offered enrichment opportunities to gain Cultural Capital. At Chattenden Primary School, we strive to significantly reduce the gap between our PP and Non-PP children in Reading, Writing and Maths.
Please find below our current and previous Pupil Premium strategies and impact statements. Should you wish to discuss Pupil Premium further, please contact the office to speak to our Pupil Premium Lead.
What is Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.
How will the school use Pupil Premium funding?
The DfE (Department for Education) require schools to publish on their website the following things:
- How funding was spent in the previous academic year (2020-2021) and the impact it had on eligible and other pupils.
- The Pupil Premium strategy for the current academic year (2021- 2022). This includes information about: the amount of the school’s allocation of pupil premium grant
- details of the main barriers to educational achievement
- how the allocation will be spent to address the barriers and why these approaches were taken
- how the school will measure the impact of the pupil premium
- the date of the next pupil premium strategy review.
This can be found in our Pupil Premium Policy.
Please also see our Pupil Premium strategy for Chattenden Primary School.
How can you check eligibility for Free School Meals?
Parent may wish to check their child’s eligibility for Free School Meals. This is quick and easy and can be done online through this link https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/medway/
Alternatively, a member of the Office Team can help.
You will need to enter your name, address, national insurance number or asylum support service number. In addition, you will need to provide your child’s name, date of birth and identify the school they are attending
Parents/guardians in England do not have to pay for school meals if they receive any of the following:
- Income Support
- Income-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
- Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
There is a difference between Universal Free School Meals offered at KS1, and Pupil Premium Free School meals. Please note that the two are NOT to be confused. Thus, somebody in KS1 can be entitled to Universal Free School Meals but they can still apply for Free School Meals which would enable the school to access Pupil Premium funding.
Pupil Premium is an important funding stream for schools and a good opportunity for eligible parents to get even more support for their children in schools.