Sidegate Primary School

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Pupil Premium

"Pupil Premium" is a sum of money paid annually to schools for every pupil who is eligible for Free School Meals (FSMs) or has been eligible in the past 6 years.


The Department for Education do not know which children are eligible for FSMs unless their parents apply successfully for FSM funding. Applying for FSMs does not mean that your child has to have school dinners but it does mean that the school will receive Pupil Premium funding for your child if you successfully apply.


Please click here to see if your child(ren) may be eligible. If you meet the criteria, please contact the school office.


Sidegate Primary School Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2023-2024.  This document explains how the school uses Pupil Premium funding to narrow the attainment gap between children eligible for FSM and those who are not. 



Government guidance for Pupil premium: funding and accountability for schools can be accessed using the link below.
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