Pupil Premium

What is it?

The Pupil Premium Grant is funding allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to help support those students from low income families to ensure that they make progress at an equal rate to their peers.

Is my child entitled to Free School Meals?

Your child will get free school meals if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit but no element of Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenues & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • If you are supported under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after your employment finishes or after you start to work less hours per week
  • Universal Credit

To check if your child is eligible call 01473 260989

Further information can be found at:


How much money does the school receive?

The school currently receives £935 per eligible child for the academic year 2017/18.

In addition to this the school receives £300 for any student who has a parent(s) in the armed forces.

How was the money spent?

A copy of the academy’s ‘Grant Provision’ / Impact Analysis of the academic year 2017/18 is available here.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2018/2019

A copy of the schools Pupil Premium Strategy for the academic year 2018/19 is available here.  

Pupil Premium allocation/spending is reviewed annually, each Autumn, and will next be reviewed in September/October 2019.

Who can I speak to if I want to know more?

In the first instance speak to the House Manager for your child. They will be able to advise you about how to seek support within the school. Also if you feel that there are additional ways that your child could be supported by accessing the premium then please contact them or Mrs Jacques, Director of Inclusion.