Pupil Premium and Free School Meals
For any queries relating to the Pupil Premium, and for any comments or suggestions, please contact Mr Pugh (Associate Assistant Headteacher) by email at:
Free School Meals
For help and guidance on eligibility and applying for Free School Meals click here to link to South Gloucestershire Council's website.
For assistance with Free School Meals please contact Mrs Ball (Curriculum & Learning Administrator) at:
Pupil Premium at Chipping Sodbury School
The pupil premium is additional funding designed to help disadvantaged students of all abilities to perform better, and to close the gap between them and their peers. At Chipping Sodbury School, we use this broadly to (a) promote aspiration and excellence for disadvantaged students alongside other students; (b) remove barriers to attainment or achievement for individual students; (c) support the training and development of staff, with the clear aim of reducing the effects of economic disadvantage. Specifically, this means developing support for students and their families in five key areas:
Full details of our annual spending on these areas is set out in the Pupil Premium Strategy Statement (see Key documents above), and may include, for example:
- Curriculum provision, including increasing teaching time and reducing class sizes
- Staffing costs for additional academic and well-being support
- Staff training on classroom pedagogy for supporting disadvantaged students
- Educational resources and equipment
- Financial assistance to families for:
- Exam resit costs for individual students to improve GCSE grades
- Assistance with the cost of curriculum trips and other subject-related activities
- Support with uniform costs in cases of genuine hardship
- Support with other opportunities for personal development to enhance and complement subject learning, such as music tuition, sports activities, cultural visits and experiences for helping students to plan for their future
Please note that there is no entitlement to funding for individual students, and that decisions for financial support are made by the school on a case-by-case basis after careful consideration of need and impact.
Definition of ‘disadvantaged’ and Pupil Premium funding
The term ‘disadvantaged’ applies to students in Years 7 to 11 who have received Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years. Schools receive Pupil Premium funding for these students and also for any student who is or has been in Local Authority care. A smaller amount of Pupil Premium funding is allocated for children of parents serving in the armed forces.