The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is an allowance from the Government given to schools for children who access or who have accessed free school meals in the last 6 years, are looked after or adopted, or have a parent within the armed forces.
The grant is an amount per child and it is intended that schools use this money to close the gap in attainment between pupils and their peers. At Chandlers Ridge Academy, we ensure that the Pupil Premium Grant children not only progress academically, but also become more confident, motivated individuals, by providing opportunities for cultural, personal and social development. Money is spent based on the child’s individual needs and interests.
Most children who qualify for the Pupil Premium Grant, leave Chandlers Ridge Academy working at a higher ‘level’, exceeding National expectations and having made better than expected progress in Reading, Writing and Mathematics, in comparison with those non Pupil Premium children.
Parents of children receiving the Pupil Premium Grant are informed and consulted about the allocation of money through meetings, letters and emails from the class teacher and Pupil Premium Leader. All information shared with school is in confidence. Teachers and teaching assistants are informed of PPG pupils by the PPG leader or School Business Manager.
Please help us to provide the best support for your child by registering for free school meals if you are eligible. Registering for free school meals is confidential and taking up the free school meal is recommended but is not compulsory.
Finding out if your child is eligible for the Pupil Premium is simple – please call the Confidential Free School Meals Helpline – 01642 526605 email firstname.lastname@example.org – they can assess your claim using an eligibility checker to confirm entitlement; if successful your claim will begin the same day. Even if your child already receives a free school meal because they are in Reception, Year One or Year Two, if you are eligible we would ask you to contact the Confidential Free School Meals Helpline as your child can also access the additional financial support outlined above. You can read more about free school meal eligibility here.
Our pupil premium co-ordinator is Mr Pentney, email email@example.com.
For details on joining the Spanish Lessons on a Friday lunch time please contact Helen Sayer on 07759665650
On Friday 14th December we are going to the Arc in Stockton for a theatrical performance of Miracle on 34th street. The Friends of Chandlers Ridge have purchased the tickets for the children, therefore we are just asking for a voluntary contribution of £4.75 to cover the cost of the transport. We will be leaving school at 12.45pm. The show doesn’t finish till 3.30pm so we should be back at school for 4.00pm depending on traffic.
Come and join in with Simon Carson’s After School Football Club every Friday 3:30pm until 4:30pm if interested please come along with your child and speak to the football coach to enrol. £3 per session Football/PE Kit needed.
The Coulby Newham Cathedral will be the venue for our carol concert this year on Monday 17th December at 6.30pm. Each year group from Year 1 to Year 6 and choir will be singing. There will also be some readings from the Christmas story.
Children and parents are invited back for 6.30pm start, if everyone can start to arrive from 6.15pm. Children will be sat with their class in the front rows of the cathedral. Children are to come wearing their school uniform.
Tuesday 18th December – Nursery Christmas Party (which will be whatever session your child usually attends). Please come to school dressed in your party clothes for the whole day.
If your child is part of the Vocalize sessions ran by Sarah O’shea they will be performing in the school hall at the following Christmas Performances on Tuesday 18th December
KS2 Musical Theatre – 3.45pm
KS1 Vocalize Choir – 4.30pm
The price is £3 per person entry on the door and all money will be going to Zoes Place Baby Hospice.
For our Christmas parties, our school kitchen will be providing our party food, this will include sandwiches, crisps, a cake and biscuits. Children are to come wearing their party clothes for the whole day. Please don’t forget a coat as they will be playing outside at lunchtime!
Wednesday 19th December – Y4/5 am
For our Christmas parties, our school kitchen will be providing our party food, this will include sandwiches, crisps, a cake and biscuits. Children are to come wearing their party clothes for the whole day. Please don’t forget a coat as they will be playing outside at breaktime!
Wednesday 19th December – Y1/2 pm
Nursery and Reception children are taking part in a Big Read on Thursday 20th December for parents to come in and read with your children. Please see further details your Tapestry account.
Christmas Disco’s look out in the newsletter for times to be confirmed. Tickets will be available to purchase on your ParentMail account closer to the date.