PUPIL PREMIUM: PLEASE REGISTER NOW
What’s all the fuss about Pupil Premium? Pupil Premium is free, yes FREE, funding given to a school to help raise the attainment of children who may be from disadvantaged backgrounds.
As you are aware, Newham is a highly deprived borough with high rates of deprivation affecting children. What better way to tackle this than to receive extra funding to help close this attainment gap? For each child on the Pupil Premium register in Reception to Year 6, St Antony’s can receive £1,320.
With a possible 30 children in every class eligible to receive this funding- I’ll let you do the math!
At St Antony’s, this funding is spent on a wide variety of opportunities for the children. We are able to invest the money in the right resources that will support your child’s learning. Some of these include extra support staff, intervention staff, after-school clubs, booster clubs and we are often able to subsidise school trips! Yes it is true that every primary school aged child in Newham receives a free school meal due to an initiative via the Mayor, however, Pupil Premium isn’t just about a free school meal! It enables the school to access funds for qualifying children.
After learning the many benefits of Pupil Premium, I was horrified to learn that only 4 children in my class are on the Pupil Premium register when a possible 26 more children could be! St Antony’s is a voluntary funded school and the Pupil Premium funding could enable more children to benefit educationally. St Antony’s is top in Newham for Contextual Value Added-Pupil Progress and this is partly made possible due to the funding from Pupil Premium.
So what are you waiting for? Go online to see if you qualify!
Compiled By: Miss Heyman
Willow Class Teacher
A detailed breakdown of the amount the school receives, what it is used for and the impact its spending has on our children.