In planning effective expenditure of PPG funding, St Agatha’s takes a holistic approach to the needs of the individual child. Whilst making provision for personalised learning in key skills we also use funding to meet pastoral needs; to develop a love of learning and enable the children to fully participate in, and enjoy, all aspects of school life. Our moral purpose is to make sure that all children have equal opportunities to flourish and fulfil their potential regardless of personal circumstances.
The Pupil Premium not only offers a free school meal for your child but is additional funding, up to £1,900 per child, allocated to schools in England to support and promote the education of children.
The aim of the funding is to improve outcomes and raise attainment of disadvantaged children, closing the gap between them and their peers.
We would urge all parents who feel that their child might meet any of the following eligibility criteria to apply:
a) Children whose parents are low-income earners and eligible for free school meals or who have been in the past 6 years.
To qualify for Free School Meals an Applicant must live in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and is required to provide proof that they are in receipt of one of the following:
Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
Income related Employment & Support Allowance
Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
b) Child tax credit (without Working tax credit), and have an annual income of less than £16,190.
c) Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
d) Children who are, or have previously been, ‘Looked After’ for more than 6 months
e) Children who have a parent in the Armed Services
f) Children who are adopted
Registering is easy! For more information and to complete the form online please visit www.kingston.gov.uk (online form is for low-income earners only).