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 Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) per-pupil rate for 2021 to 2022 is as follows:
|Disadvantaged pupils||Pupil premium per pupil|
|Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM as well as eligible NRPF pupils in these year groups||£955|
|Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority||£2,345|
|Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)||£2,345|
|Service children||Service premium per pupil|
|Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence||£310|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
- 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: