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.

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.

Rates for eligible pupils

The PPG per pupil rate for 2022 to 2023 is set out below.

Pupils who are recorded as LAC/PLAC and FSM Ever 6 will attract the LAC/PLAC per pupil amount only. Eligible service children will attract the SPP rate on top of any other PPG eligibility rate.

Disadvantaged pupils PPG per pupil rate
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as FSM Ever 6, plus NRPF pupils in these year groups who are eligible for FSM £1,385
Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as FSM Ever 6, plus NRPF pupils in these year groups who are eligible for FSM £985
Looked-after children (LAC) £2,410
Previously looked-after children (PLAC) £2,410

Applying for Free School Meals

To check eligibility for Free School Meals.  Please use this link:  https://pps.lgfl.org.uk/ 

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 beaoffice@e-act.org.uk 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.

If you child is moving from Year 6 to Year 7 and has ‘Forever6’ status, please obtain proof from your child’s primary school so we can ensure our records are correct and your child continues to receive Free School Meals.

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

BEA Pupil Premium Strategy 2023-2024

Pupil premium Policy 2022-2024

Pupil Premium Uniform Support

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