Pupil Premium

Did you know that just registering your child for Free School Meals means that the school gets extra money? The Government allocates money to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best, to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.  This funding is called a ‘Pupil Premium’ which you can read more about here.

Free school meals are provided when parents/carers meet certain eligibility criteria. We will ensure that each child who is eligible for free school meals receive a meal which is filling and nutritionally balanced. Research has shown that productivity and attainment can be improved when children eat balanced meals.

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 automatically qualify for Free School Meals (FSM) under the universal FSM scheme. However, if you meet certain qualifying criteria for Free School Meals, this could raise extra funding for our school. It is therefore important to complete an application form to ensure our school receives as much funding as possible.

For further details on eligibility criteria and information on how to apply please click here.

At Cheadle Heath Primary School we:

  • ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils.

  • ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.

  • recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.

We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils that we legitimately identify as being socially disadvantaged.

Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.