Pupil Premium Grant

As you may be aware, all maintained schools receive Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) funding for students who currently

  • Receive Free School Meals (FSM)
  • Who have received Free School Meals at some point over the last 6 years (Ever6)
  • Where children have parents who are in active service in the UK armed forces
  • Where a child is a Looked after Child or Child Adopted from Care.

The Pupil Premium Grant is largely spent on tracking progress and making appropriate interventions to ensure that children achieve suitable attainment compared to their peers.

At MGS, the very great majority of students do achieve their potential without the need for additional intervention and support. Sometimes, however, this is not the case and this is where the school will use the Pupil Premium Grant to provide further support. It may be that children need some additional help through booster classes, Easter revision sessions, revision guides, support with study / revision skills or attendance at Homework Club. It could also be that a child might benefit from support from a counsellor or trained youth worker or that financial support is required to assist with the costs of curriculum trips and visits or the purchase of school uniform.

We currently invite all parents of Pupil Premium students to apply for a bursary (up to £100) which they can use to buy items of school uniform, school equipment, school resources (such as calculators, trigonometry sets, etc.) or revision books and text books. Please see the claims form below.

However, if your son is not eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant but you are either claiming Working Tax Credits or are suffering from financial hardship and wish to apply for a small contribution towards the purchase of educational equipment, resources or uniform for your son then please do contact Mrs Johnson or the School Bursary in confidence as we would like to extend this opportunity to a wider group of parents whom we believe would find this additional support helpful.

The deadline for claims is Friday 19th October 2018. We set this deadline so that any unclaimed bursary funding can be redeployed to the full advantage of our students over the rest of the financial year.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information.

Attached below is the form for Pupil Premium Grant:

PPG Claim Form