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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 disadvantaged children. The money can be used for the benefit of all children, although it should report on the impact of the eligible children.


Mr Bancroft oversees our spending of Pupil Premium. He aims to ensure quality first teaching for all learners and, in particular, our eligible children so that they can achieve their potential. Our Key Stage Leaders ensure that the needs of the children are met through regular monitoring.


All members of our leadership team take an active role in the development of eligible pupils.


We aim to support the whole child academically, by improving well-being and through enriching and engaging in school life.

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 Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income related Employment Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit  - as long as you have a yearly household income of less than £16,190 (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs) and do not get Working Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit with no earned income or with net monthly earnings less than £616.67


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


All children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 qualify 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.


Looked After Children or Previously Looked After

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 £2,300 for each year after joining school.


Ever Five Service Child

Ever Five 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 all 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.