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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disdvantaged children.


Mrs Angela Culshaw is our Pupil Premium Champion. She aims to ensure quality first teaching for all elligible children so that they can achieve their potential.


Mrs Sharon Valente supports our Pupil Premium children through pastoral and well-being programmes.

Free School Meals

Your child may be eligible for free school meals - and accordingly, pupil premium - if you receive any of the following benefits:

  • Income support
  • Income-based jobseekers' allowance
  • Income-related employment and support allowance
  • Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guaranteed element of state pension credit
  • Child tax credit, provided that you are not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of £16,190 or less
  • Universal credit


The School Office will be able to tell you what you need to do to register your child as eligible, or you can visit the Cheshire East website


Since September 2014, all children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 have qualified for free school meals, regardless of their family income, but only the children who would have qualified for free meals under the above income-based criteria will receive the Pupil Premium. If your child qualifies for free school meals, it's important that you tell us - even if they take a packed lunch - as this enables us to claim pupil premium.

How much is the Pupil Premium?


Ever 6 Free School Meals

The pupil premium includes pupils who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM). The school receives £1,320 per pupil for the year when eligible for free school meals and for each school year afterwards.


Children adopted from care or who have left care

The pupil premium includes pupils who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted, or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order). These are collectively referred to as post-LAC in these conditions of grant. The school receives £1,900 for each year after joining school.


Ever 6 Service Child

Ever 6 service child means a pupil recorded who was eligible for the service child premium. £300 is received each year after being recorded as eligible. You can read more here.


The grant may be spent for the educational benefit of pupils at the school. The school will decide how the Pupil Premium is spent. We are accountable for the use of the funding to support pupils from low-income families and the impact this has on educational attainment.


Pupil Premium at Wistaston Church Lane

In 2016 to 2017, each child eligible for Pupil Premium at Wistaston Church Lane Academy has access to the following:

  • £200 towards the cost of school trips and uniform
  • £50 for your child's teacher to spent on resources specifically intended to improve the academic progress or well-being of your child
  • £50 for parents/carers to choose resources from an education catalogue specifically intended to improve the academic progress or well-being of your child.