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Pupil Premium

To access the New online Free School Meals/Pupil Premium checking service please click on the following link

Pupil premium eligibility checker

Pupil Premium funding is given to schools based on the numbers of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). From 2012-13, it has been expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years. When applying to a Merton school you will be encouraged to complete an application for free school meals. All children eligible for free school meals are also eligible for a government grant of around £1300 per child. This money is used by Poplar for a wide range of purposes as indicated below. 

The table below gives an overview of how the Pupil Premium grant is spent at Poplar. For more detailed information, including an outline of the impact on pupils, see our PUPIL PREMIUM STRATEGY

Review of Strategy 2018-19

Quality of teaching for all Targeted Support Other approaches
Implementation of Maths Mastery into Year 5 Targeted interventions to support learning carried out by specialist teachers and trained TAs Parental workshop from the Education Welfare Officer to support with punctuality and attendance
Improve language skills through vocabulary development

Targeted interventions to support children's emotional well-being

eg. SEAL, Learning Mentors, Nurture group, 

TAMHS worker (Targeted Mental Health in School) providing 'family group' and individual parent consultations 
Improve pupil well being by fully embedding 'circle time' into classes. Enrichment activities  - extra curricular activities, school day and residential trips Curriculum workshops in school aimed at parents supporting their child with their learning


If your child does not have Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your family's income level, please contact the office (in confidence) to register them or use the eligibility checker link above. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child.

Pupil Premium Policy