Guilden Morden Church of England (VC) Primary Academy

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Pupil Premium

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 disadvantaged children. This is based on research showing that children from low income families perform less well at school than their peers. The pupil premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates. Children who are eligible for Free School Meals, children  who are in care (or who have been and are now adopted) as well as those from Service families are included in each school's Pupil Premium allocation


Our latest Pupil Premium document, including the actual spending and outcomes and strategy (2022-2023) can be downloaded below 


Could your child be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM)

Your child will get free school meals if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit - but no element of Working Tax Credit - and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)) that does not exceed £16,190
  • If you are supported under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit during the four week period immediately after your employment finishes or after you start to work less hours per week
  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400 (as from 1 April 2018)


 By applying for and being allocated Free School Meals, your child will be included in the school's Pupil Premium list


For more information and an application form, please click here