St Michael's
Church of England Primary School

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Enabling every child to flourish in their potential as a child of God



Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium funding is given to schools so that we can give better support to disadvantaged pupils and reduce the attainment gap between them and their peers. At St Michael’s all members of staff and governors have high ambitions and high expectations for all our pupils and we are committed to ‘diminishing the difference’ for pupil premium children. We are also dedicated to meeting the children’s pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment. As a school we can decide how the funding is spent and we are able to decide what additional provision or support should be made for each individual child.

Pupil Premium funding is based on parents’ eligibility for (benefits-based) Free School Meals.

As a parent, you will be entitled to Free School Meals if you are in receipt of any of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit – net earnings threshold of £7400.00 from April 2018
  • Guarantee element of pension credit
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

An application for Free School Meals will confirm whether you are eligible and allow the school to claim the Pupil Premium funding.

To apply you need to create an account and submit an online application at the link below:

www.lewisham.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals

We use our pupil premium, along with all of our financial and human resources, to do all we can to ensure that children have access to a wide and rich range of opportunities in order for them to flourish in their potential. We can assure parents and carers that all matters regarding entitlement to extra support and how and when we use funding, which derives from the pupil premium, are treated with discretion and in confidence. We can also assure all parents and carers that we do not assume that being entitled to free school meals means a child will be academically less able or be more likely to have any additional or special educational needs.

A copy of our most recent Pupil Premium Grant report and proposals for the current year can be accessed by clicking here (pdf).

The evaluation of the effectiveness and the outcomes for the previous year can be seen by clicking here (pdf).


PE Grant

The Government has made a special grant available to fund improvements in the provision of Physical Education (PE) and sport in schools for children aged 5 to 11 years to help pupils develop healthy lifestyles. Plans for spending the PE Grant for 2018-19 and the impact of spending last year can be viewed by clicking here (pdf).