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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is government funding which schools can apply for to support particular individual children with their education. Wavendon Gate School can apply for up to £1320 per eligible child as long as the pupil is entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) now or within the last six years. We must spend this funding on that child.

 

In addition, we also receive funding for children who:

  • have been looked after for one day or more
  • have been adopted from care

 

Or who have left care under: 

  • a special guardianship order
  • a residence order
  • a child arrangement order

 

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium funding as they see fit. However, we are held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used. Our aim, is to fully maximise this opportunity and make sure each eligible child has this extra funding, which is then used to make a difference to their progress. The school has decided that it would be best to support the child from two angles; academic support and social support. We will do this by investing the majority of the pupil premium into direct learning support such as one to one or small group tutoring. However, we understand that children could also benefit from support with non-teaching activities such as help with uniform costs, breakfast clubs and school trips. Therefore, parents may choose how best to spend a portion of the funding. For example some parents would like to spend some on music lessons whilst others may prefer to use it for uniform and school shoes. Let us reassure you that all this is treated confidentially in school.

 

Do you claim one of these benefits?

  • Income support
  • Employment & Support Allowance—Income related only
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (Not Contribution Based JSA)
  • Child Tax Credit only (with a combined family income of less than £16,190 per annum as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs)
  • National Asylum Seekers Support (NASS)
  • Guaranteed Element of Pension Tax Credit.

Please note anyone receiving Working Tax Credits, regardless of Income, will NOT qualify for Pupil Premium.

 

If so, you could be entitled to some additional support which we can use with you to help your child to do their best at school. 

 

Please click on the Milton Keynes Application Portal below to apply.

Once your application has been approved the council will send a code and confirmation of what you are eligible for. Please print a copy of this and bring it to the Admin Centre, so we can update our records and put in place arrangements for your child.

At Wavendon Gate School, we give great emphasis to the close tracking of pupil achievement to ensure all children are making good progress and we are then able to respond promptly if there are any concerns with individual children. We believe very strongly that all children can succeed and this underpins our school ethos. We mainly use this funding for additional classroom support, 1:1 tuition and the provision of learning mentor support.

 

Learning Mentors

 

Amanda Dewhirst - pupil premium

Ruth Kok - Behaviour 

Debbie Rogers - Attendance

 

 

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