Pupil Premium

A Helping Hand

Children from lower-income families can benefit from a Government funding scheme called Pupil Premium.

Eligible pupils, who also receive free school meals, benefit from an additional £1,320 which is paid to the school. We spend the money in a variety of productive ways, from helping create smaller classes to improving resources and learning tools for teachers. We are passionately committed to helping every child achieve their full potential – regardless of background or ability.


  • We organise teaching and learning in order to meet the needs of all children in the best way.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups and that socially disadvantaged children have their needs adequately assessed and met.
  • We recognise that not all children who would have ordinarily be entitled to free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all children that are disadvantaged would be entitled to free school meals. We allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any child the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged and should be making better progress.
  • We will allocate Pupil Premium funding after a needs analysis to identify priority groups and individuals.

To see a full breakdown of our 2018/19 Pupil Premium expenditure please Click Here.

For more details on the pupil premium please visit: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium

(Note: information related to individual pupils remains confidential).

Statutory Entitlement to Free School Meals

The introduction of Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) does not take away the statutory entitlement of some children to a free school meal throughout their school career which they may be eligible for due to the receipt of certain family benefits and support. This is not the same as UIFSM and can help to ensure funding beyond the infant phase into Year 3.  If eligible, the Local Authority will be able to confirm whether the school is able to claim pupil premium funding for a child which can be used to support an individual during their time in school.  Parents can complete the Cheshire West and Chester (CWAC) Local Authority application form below and return to the school or CWAC if they think they may be eligible for additional support.

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