Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.
If you feel that your child may be entitled to Pupil Premium, please complete and return the form below or follow the link under Free School Meals.
Free School Meals
Below is a link to apply for free school meals. If you are eligible, this will entitle your child to free school meals and it also opens up additional support.
The school receives additional funds for children that are entitled to free school meals. We use this money to support interventions for children who need it. We also use it for attendance support and financial help with school uniforms/trips/cultural capital.
In KS1 universal school meals means that school dinners are free until year 3. This is not the same as Free School Meals and we encourage anyone who is entitled to FSM to apply for them:
Wigan Council have received government funding for the Household Support Fund. The funding is to support households in the most need with food, energy and water bills and with other wider essential costs through the winter months.
This is the link to Wigan’s page explaining the Household support fund. Household Support Fund (wigan.gov.uk)
This is the link to the referral form https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Benefit-Grants/Welfare-Reform/Local-welfare-support-professional-referral-form.aspx .
Parents can also call 01942 705221, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
The scheme is running between 1st December 2020 and 31st March 2021.
Here to help
At times like this, it is important to know that help is out there. All you have to do is reach out when you need it. The contact us box on this page is for parents who need a little help. It may be help with costs of uniform or lunches during holiday times. It may just be a little support with the impact of Covid or devices to access google classroom. Please reach out and we will try to help where we can.