Pupil Premium & Free School Meals

Pupil Premium

Introduced in 2011, the Pupil Premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of eligible students.

Eligible students include those who:

  • are currently claiming Free School Meals (FSM)

  • have claimed school meals in the last six years (Ever 6)

  • are ‘In Service’ by having parents who have served in the armed forces within the last 4 years

  • are Looked After Children (LAC)

The funding is allocated to a range of strategies identified by the school to improve outcomes for Pupil Premium students. Some examples of Pupil Premium allocation are:

  • Reducing class sizes in English, Maths and Science.

  • Providing the support of Teaching Assistants

  • Setting up a staffed homework club

  • Purchasing academic materials and resources

  • Taking targeted students to careers events

A full breakdown can be seen by downloading the Pupil Premium Grant document found on this page.

Uniquely, we also allocate each eligible student £75 of Pupil Premium funding available to purchase items such as school equipment, revision guides and learning materials.

Free School Meals

Families who receive the following are eligible for Free School Meals (FSMs):

  • Income Support

  • Income-Based Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA)

  • Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit

  • Both Income-Based and Contribution-Based JSA/ESA if you receive the same amount for both.

  • Families who are awarded Child Tax Credit and have an annual income, as assessed by HMRC, not in excess of £16,190.

Students who receive FSMs are also entitled to Pupil Premium funding, part of which allows students to spend up to £75 on educational resources and activities. This fund is available even if the student does not want the meal. To check your eligibility please visit Warwickshire County Council's website by clicking here, application forms are also available from school.

Each academic year the impact of the pupil premium spending is measured in a variety of ways including:

  • GCSE outcomes

  • Student voice

  • Uptake of extracurricular offer

  • Impact on cultural capital

  • Attendance and exclusion data

The strategy is reviewed in July each year so that decisions on funding can be made for the following academic year.