Pupil Premium & Free School Meals

AE916F4191E1977C6C4622A1D4BCE450Pupil 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).

Are you eligible for Free School Meals?

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).

Free School Meals

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.

Parents do not have to reapply over the Summer holidays. When children move up from primary school to secondary school, parents should send an email during the summer holiday to fsm@n-somerset.gov.uk to change their entitlement over to their new school.

Free school meals are applied for via:

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:

Sophie Rutty (Progress Lead- Extended Senior Leadership) srutty@nailseaschool.com on 01275 850407 or nailsch@nailseaschool.com


Pupil Premium Review

The next Pupil Premium Review is scheduled for March 2019


Catch Up Premium Funding

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.

Members of Staff

Sophie Rutty (Progress Lead- Extended Senior Leadership)

srutty@nailseaschool.com or call  01275 850407

Join Up Join In

‘Join Up Join In’ is a scheme funded by Pupil Premium that funds eligible children and young people to take part in out of school educational activities. It aims to make a difference to children’s learning and achievement by paying for activities that may be out of reach financially.

Children who are registered for free school meals or have been eligible in the last 6 years are eligible. The funding is flexible, so your child can choose the activity that most interests them. Your child’s school receives the funding and co-ordinates payment for the activities. Join Up Join In funding can cover:

  • After-school and breakfast clubs
  • After school activities and sports clubs
  • Holiday play schemes
  • Scouts, Cubs, Brownies, Guides, Sea Cadets, St John’s Ambulance, etc
  • Arts, crafts, drama, language and music activities including music lessons, dance and drama classes
  • Activities at leisure or sports centres, eg swimming lessons, trampolining lessons
  • Sports clubs and coaching
  • Outdoor pursuits – sailing, fishing, rock climbing
  • Study support

For more information and to apply for funding, contact Mrs Ruttty at Nailsea School on 01275 850407 or email SRutty@nailseaschool.com