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Headteacher's News December 2016Download PDF

Extra funding - does your child qualify for the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)?

The Pupil Premium Grant is a sum of money which is allocated to the school and which must be used to directly benefit eligible children through targeted activities, additional staffing or focused interventions.  It is allocated according to household income and benefit entitlements and takes into account your entitlement as far back as six years ago. The Grant forms a much-needed element of overall school funding and we would strongly encourage each of you to apply for free school meals if you believe your child is eligible. Once your child is confirmed to receive free school meals then the school can access this grant.


It would be remiss of me not to thank our teaching and support staff for their hard work, commitment and dedication over the past term. Former and new staff help to maintain the success of our school and there is no doubt that our children thrive here. The PTA disco served as a reminder of the generosity of spirit within our parent community. I enjoyed meeting so many parents during the evening and, I must admit, welcomed the many positive comments that were made to me about Montpelier. I will share this appreciation with my colleagues. We enter rehearsals for our 5 seasonal shows now, whilst carrying on with teaching and learning. I look forward to seeing most, if not all, of our parents before the end of term and would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy, peaceful (but not too peaceful!) holiday break when it finally arrives.