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Pupil Premium – What is it?

The Pupil Premium is money given to local authorities and schools with pupils on roll that have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years. The school has the freedom to spend the Pupil Premium, which is additional to the main school budget, in a way we think will best address inequalities, tackle disadvantage and support the raising of attainment for our pupils. Miss Gascoigne is our school's Pupil Premium Champion.


Manea Community Primary School Pupil Premium is used to pay for:

  • Child and Family Worker roles – Mrs Burton will be organising family activities and support children to improve attendance and well-being.
  • TA to focus on 1:1 and small group work supporting children in their academic achievement.
  • Additional support through interventions.
  • Funding towards trips and residential trips to support inclusion

A breakdown on how the Pupil Premium is spent and the impact of expenditure can be found in the document links below.


How do I apply for Pupil Premium funding?


All Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils are now entitled to have free meals without it being dependent on family income. However, this makes it harder for us to find out which pupils are eligible for the Pupil Premium. If you are in receipt of any of the benefits listed below then the school may be able to receive this extra funding to support your child/children

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment & Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit, but not entitled to Working Tax Credit and whose annual income (as assessed by HMRC) does not exceed £16,190
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

You can get a form from the school office to apply for the funding, or visit the Cambridgeshire County Council website.

If you are unsure or require any help filling in the form, then please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.