Pupil Premium is a government fund provided to the school, in addition to main school funding, which the government has implemented to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers.

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children that currently qualify for, or have in the last six years qualified for free school meals, children who have been looked after or adopted from care and also pupils with a parent in the forces (either currently or in the last 4 years).

Did you know that just registering your son/daughter for Free School Meals also entitles you to funding for Extra Curricular Activities and could open up additional learning and activity opportunities for your child(ren).

In the past, the Local Authority has required families, eligible for free school meals, to apply on a termly basis. This is no longer the case. If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they’re in on 31 March 2022.

Free school meals are applied for via North Somerset Council below:

Parents/carers will be able to apply online for free school meals (for each child separately) and will be able obtain an instant result. The new online system will generate a letter that parents/carers must print off and give to schools to show eligibility, alternatively parents/carers may choose to forward the letter to the school via email.

If you have any queries or require any assistance in making the online application or do not have access to the internet please contact Reception or email Mrs S Rutty. Contact details are available in the Staff Contact Directory below:

The next Pupil Premium Review is scheduled for March 2020

Year 7 catch-up funding aims to help these students to ‘catch up’ with their peers during their first year at Nailsea School. The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 students who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of the Key Stage 2 (KS2).

In 2018/19, it is estimated that the school will receive £7,500 catch up premium funding.

In our present Y7 cohort, 33 students and 41 students did not achieve the expected standard in reading and maths respectively at the end of KS2.

The money will be used to support students within the classroom through differentiation, targeted teaching and learning strategies as well as detailed feedback to encourage rapid progress.