At Bournville School, we aim to ensure that every child, regardless of background, has the knowledge, skills and attitudes to excel in modern Britain.
We know that in Britain, there is a difference in achievement between students who are eligible for free school meals and those that are not. Why should a child’s postcode provide their pathway in life? Demographics should not determine destiny.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG), which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Schools are free to spend the PPG as they see fit. However, they are accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support students from low-income families. New measures of success will be included in the DfE performance tables; these will capture the achievement of those disadvantaged pupils covered by the PPG.
The literacy and numeracy ‘Catch-Up Premium’ gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). The school receives £500 for each student eligible, we had a targeted cohort of 20 in English and 16 in Maths for 2015/16. The impact of this spending can be found in the document downloads below.
Free School Meals
We have introduced an online system to apply for free school meals.
Free Meal Entitlement Criteria:
Free School Meals is a benefit awarded in respect of children under the age of 19 where the parent or guardian is in receipt of one of the benefits shown below:
Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IB JSA)
Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;
Child Tax Credit
The Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
Employment and Support Allowance
Working Tax Credit (only during the 4 week period immediately after their employment finishes).
There are many benefits to the online service:
- There are no paper forms to complete and return
- The automated system with notify Bournville if you are eligible
- There is no need to supply evidence to support your application
- It is a secure and confidential process
- There is one application; you do not have to renew your entitlement each year
- To apply online please click here.
In order to complete the online application you will need your national insurance number or national asylum support service reference number and your child’s date of birth. You will only need to apply once for each child for the entire time they are at Bournville, and the process is both quick and simple.If you have any queries or need any further assistance in completing your application, please contact Bournville on 0121 475 3881 and ask for the administration Team/Office