The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
The level of the premium in 2019-20 is £1,345 per pupil. Since 2012-13, the Government decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium will be extended to pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years.
Central Park and Free School Meals
Newham offers all pupils a free school meal. This does not mean that they actually have an entitlement.
Figures for 2019/20 show that 11.6% of pupils at Central Park are entitled to FSM due to family circumstances.
Why is it important to get this figure correct?
Due to Newham’s offer parents do not see the need to register for FSM. Despite a number of approaches to ensure all families entitled to FSM are registered we feel this ‘official’ figure is still below the actual number of families who are entitled to FSM. This affects the grant to schools called The Pupil Premium as it is allocated in relation to FSM. The school received for 2020/21 £1,345 for each child on FSM, c £150,100. This is a huge amount of money that is spent on making sure children achieve the best they can. Next year it is expected to rise even further! Central Park could be missing out on tens of thousands of pounds and therefore urge all parents to make sure they register if they receive income support.We admit children into other year groups if we have a place available. However, parents first register their need for a school place with Pupil Services, London Borough of Newham.
If you are considering applying for a place for your child in our school, whether it is in the nursery, reception or any other year group, you are very welcome to look around either during or after the school day. However, it is advisable to make an appointment so that a member of staff can be available to show you around and answer any questions you may have.