Pupil Premium funding is additional funding allocated to all schools to support disadvantaged pupils.William Morris receives pupil premium for: children that are cared for or adopted from care; children whose parents are in the armed forces; and for every pupil who has received free school meals over the past 6 years.
How can I find out if my child is entitled to the Pupil Premium funding?
The process for applying is straightforward and confidential. You can check online usinga ‘Free School Meals / Pupil Premium Service’ atwww.fsm.lgfl.net. After entering essential details into the web site, the online application process links to the Department for Education system for checking eligibility and gives an immediate ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response, and will notify our school. Alternatively, you can speak to a member of the office staffby calling 01295258224 (9am – 4pm), who will be able to assist you through this process. All enquires will be treated in confidence.
Children in Reception and KS1 are automatically entitled to a free school lunch; however, registering your child for free meals will entitle them to additional support with the cost of school visits, PTA events and extra-curricular clubs, as well as raising additional funds for the school.
How is the funding used?
William Morris seeks to ensure the effectiveness of its use of the Pupil Premium. We recognise that barriers to achievement take a variety of forms and look for individual ways to support each child to achieve their very best. We do this by offering our children a wide range of opportunities and ensuring that these are accessible for everyone. We work with our families and colleagues to make sure everyone has high aspirations for all pupils. We ensure pupil premium children are well represented and have a voice in our pupil parliament and eco committees. In addition, we make use of educational research such as The Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit, to guide us on how best to use the school’s resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.
William Morris School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
GLF Schools trading as William Morris School is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (registered number 07551959). Registered office: The Kingsway Ewell Epsom Surrey KT17 1NB