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Pupil Premium Funding

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement.  These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and the children of armed service personnel. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, 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 wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The amount of Pupil Premium received by the school per child is £1320 for the academic year 2017/18.

You can register your child for Pupil Premium if you get any of these benefits:

  • Income-based & Contribution-based JSA or ESA on an equal basis
  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)
  • Income-related employment and support allowance (IRESA)
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190
  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
  • Where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit run-on (the payment someone receives for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Ring 0345 155 1019 to apply for Free School Meals.

Additional Funding for Looked After Children

The DFE have advised us that extra Pupil Premium Funding of £1900 will be available for children in the following categories:

  • has been looked after for 1 day or more
  • has been adopted from care
  • has left care under:
    • a special guardianship order
    • a residence order
    • a child arrangement order

Guidance from the DFE says that schools can only claim this money where the parent self-declares their child's status to the school, providing supporting evidence (e.g. an adoption order).

If your child qualifies for this extra funding then please speak to Mrs Leganski in confidence so that we can make the claim and your child can benefit from the additional support we will provide.

Planned spending and actions for 2017/18 academic year

We recognise that not all pupils who receive Free School Meals will be socially disadvantaged, and that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered for Free School Meals. Pupil Premium funding may be used by the school to support any pupil or groups of pupils that the school identifies as being socially disadvantaged.

Pupil Premium Spend 2017/18

We carefully monitor the progress of all children, including those receiving pupil premium funding and these results can be found on the DfE website. 

It is important that all parents entitled to Free School Meals claim their entitlement so that we can receive the maximum funding available to provide additional support within Membury Primary School.

Please see the leaflet attached or ring 0345 155 1019 to apply for Free School Meals and the Pupil Premium.

Announcement

Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running! Go to http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/membury-primary to browse the latest books and order online. For every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 25p in Scholastic Rewards.

Please place your order online by December 7th, 2018.

Year 4 Hooke Court

21 Nov 2018

Our Year 4 children, Mrs Cowan and Mrs Adair have all safely arrived at Hooke Court. They have had chance to settle into their rooms and make their beds before having lunch and beginning the first of...

Forest School Magic

13 Nov 2018

This week has been a very busy week for Owl Class. On Tuesday afternoon Owl Class traveled across to Chardstock for the fortnightly forest school lesson. This week we looked at the colours all around...

Tag Rugby Tournament

12 Nov 2018

What a day! Today Year 5 and 6 traveled with Mrs Cowan across to Axminster Primary Academy to compete in a multi-school Tag Rugby tournament. Membury played really well as a team and after a few close...

Marvellous Maths

09 Nov 2018

On Friday 9th November, Mrs Cowan organised a morning full of maths problem solving and investigations. We started the day with some fun games to get our minds working, before applying the skills that...

Mini Marines Year 6

17 Oct 2018

This week St Mary’s Primary School, Thorncombe hosted over 80 children from across the Acorn MAT, as children from Loders, Marshwood, Mrs Ethelston’s, Axminster, Membury and Chardstock joined them for...

Year 6 Dictionary Presentation

26 Sep 2018

We were very grateful of Axminster Rotary Club's donation of dictionaries to every Year 6 child. Our Year 6 children were really enthused to be using such bright, user friendly dictionaries. The Rotar...

Mini Marines

13 Jul 2018

Our Y5 and Y6 children spent the day at Chardstock St Andrews on Tuesday completing fitness and team building activities with Royal Marines Commandos. 

Year 3 Codebreaking

04 Jul 2018

Some of our talented mathematicians in Year 3 took part in a codebreaking competition with children from across the ACORN MAT. The event took place in Axminster and the c...

Sports Day

27 Jun 2018

On Tuesday afternoon we had our sports day on Membury Playing Field. The children enjoyed various events such as shot put, egg and spoon race, sprint, parents race and toddlers race to name but a few....

OFSTED

24 May 2018

Membury Primary Academy is celebrating another successful OFSTED inspection! The school was inspected in March and the report is packed with lots of positive comments and recognition of all the wonder...

World Book Day

09 Mar 2018

Robin and Owl class enjoyed 'World Book Day' a day early. Robin class studied villains in Roald Dahl stories, designed our own brooms based on 'Room on the Broom' and enjoyed making reading dens with...

Owl Class Book Tasting

08 Mar 2018

On the 28th February, Owl Class showcased their versions of the Lost Thing. Parents and Robin class were invited in to read the beautiful illustrated books that we had created and it was a fantastic s...

Discovering the Greek Gods and Goddesses

08 Mar 2018

In English we have been reading Percy Jackson and The Lighning Thief. As a challenge for Owl Class they were asked to research a God or Goddess from Greek mythology. The results were absolutely fantas...

Membury Skipathon for British Heart Disease

06 Mar 2018

On the 27th February 2018, Membury Primary Academy held a Skipathon. We had this event to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. They very kindly gave us skipping ropes to use whilst we practic...

Owl Class Gardening Club

22 Feb 2018

Today we started the Owl Class Gardening Club and it was so much fun! We were split into two groups: the year fives and sixes, and year threes and fours. The younger ones were planting beautiful, col...

Santa Letters

14 Dec 2017

Robin class and Pre-School went to Membury Post Office this week to find out how a post office is run as part of our 'People that help us' topic. Many thanks to Sharon the postmistress who explained t...

Northcott Theatre Trip

11 Dec 2017

The children had a wonderful day on Wednesday seeing ‘Dick Whittington’ at the Northcott Theatre. They particularly enjoyed seeing a play being performed on a much larger scale than the Nativity and f...

History Walk

16 Nov 2017

Owls recently undertook a 'Membury through the Ages' topic during which they created a fantastic display for the Membury History Society Exhibition going back from Roman times to present day. As a fol...

Ambulance Call Handler Visit

16 Nov 2017

A big thank you to Chantelle Souttar for coming to talk to the children about how the ambulance call handling system works and her job as a call handler. The children enjoyed asking many questions abo...

Remembrance Observation

16 Nov 2017

The children observed a silence at 11am on Friday at the war memorial. We spoke about the importance of what we were doing, why it was important and talked about service people today. Emma read verses...