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Pupil premium

The Pupil Premium is a sum of money the academy receives for each student who is either in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) or who has been in receipt of them in the past.

It is also available for looked after children, adopted children and children of serving members of the Forces.

Nationally, the statistics show that students who are in receipt of FSM do less well than their peers in external exams. The aim of this money is to try to close that attainment gap.

Bourne End E-ACT Academy has a below national average number of students who are in receipt of FSM when compared to other schools. We exist to maximise achievement for all and view each student as a unique individual entitled to the same quality of educational experience, in and beyond the classroom.

We are required to publish how much Pupil Premium money we receive and how we have chosen to spend it. We are also required to publish the results for students in receipt of FSM compared with their peers.

Applying for Free School Meals

To check eligibility for Free School Meals.  Please use this link: 

Once you are on the site, click on proceed to create a new account. You will then need to select the local authority and the academy. After you have ticked the privacy notice you need to complete a few questions to run the check.  If you are eligible please download the certificate and email to or bring a paper copy into the academy.   

If you are unable to check online yourself, we can do this for you, you will need to provide:  

  • First name
  • Surname
  • Date of birth
  • National Insurance Number

 Should you need assistance please do get in touch via our Contact Us form.


For more on Pupil Premium, please see our policy and Pupil Premium expenditure documents below:

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-22

Pupil premium Policy

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