Pupil Premium Grant

John Rankin schools are inclusive with a culture of high expectations for the progress of all students irrespective of academic or social disadvantage.

We seek to provide an educational experience that is high quality, enjoyable and inclusive for all. Pupil Premium students are well supported with all staff ensuring that they are provided with the same opportunities and experiences as their non-PP peers in every respect.

Where such opportunities are likely to be limited in the absence of educational or financial support, funding is effectively utilised to ensure parity of provision. We believe in developing the whole child, nurturing aspirations, in partnership with parents.

Data is used effectively to ensure teachers are aware of the needs of all individuals in their classrooms; we endeavour to provide high-quality CPD that raises awareness of potential vulnerabilities amongst the Pupil Premium cohort and ensures effective strategies for closing achievement gaps that are continuously monitored for impact.

We focus keenly on the importance of high-quality lesson planning and delivery, coupled with robust assessment and feedback to raise aspiration and effect rapid and sustained progress for all.

Eligible for free school meals?

All Infant School children are now entitled to receive a free school lunch but if you're eligible, it is still important to register your child for ‘free school meals’. The application process is very quick and easy, and your child will directly benefit from the additional funding that the school will receive. The criteria are:

  • Income Support (IS)*
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (IBJSA)*
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (from the National Asylum Support Service)
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you 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
  • Employment Support Allowance (Income Related) (ESA(IR))

*Children who receive IS or IBJSA in their own right are also eligible to receive free school lunches.

If any of these apply to you, please make your application online at http://www.westberks.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals

Pupil Premium Plus Grant for adopted children

Adopted children qualify for the Pupil Premium Plus Grant. In order for us to apply for this extra funding, we would be grateful if parents of children that have been adopted on or after 30 December 2005 would provide the school with supporting evidence (for example, the Adoption Court Order). Thank you for your support.