Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is designed to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of our pupils from low-income families.  At Avonbourne we are committed to supporting disadvantaged pupils’ achievement.  We have a whole school ethos of attainment for all with high quality teaching and learning and our dedicated pastoral teams provide strong social and emotional support.   

Our intention is that all pupils, irrespective of their background or the challenges that they face, make good progress and achieve high attainment across the curriculum, particularly in EBacc subjects. The focus of our pupil premium strategy is to support disadvantaged pupils to achieve that goal, including progress for those who are already high attainers.  We will consider the challenges faced by vulnerable pupils, such as those who have a social worker and young carers and support their needs, regardless of whether they are disadvantaged or not. 

Pupil Premium Grant

The Pupil Premium Grant is provided to schools in order to support students with their learning and provide free school meals for children of parents/carers who receive any of the following benefits (information taken from the DfE website): 

  • Income Support 

  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance 

  • National Asylum Seekers Support 

  • Child Tax Credit (with income up to £16,190) but no Working Tax Credit 

  • Guarantee Element of the State Pension Credit 

  • Employment and Support Allowance (income related) 

  • Universal Credit (income dependent)  

Registering for free school meals could also raise over £900 for the Academies to fund valuable support such as extra tuition, additional teaching staff or after school activities.  This additional money is available from Central Government for every child whose parent is receiving one of the benefits listed above. 

You can apply online to see if your child is eligible for Pupil Premium funding by clicking the link below:


For our Pupil Premium policy, please click here.


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