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Whitefriars Church of England Primary Academy

Pupil Premium

For some children schools will be able to claim Pupil Premium, which will help provide them with further support. The government provides this extra money to be used to help pupils entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) to make the very best progress possible. The criteria for eligibility is the same as the free school meal criteria detailed below.


The criteria for eligibility is where parents/guardians are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers' Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit, and have an annual gross income, of no more than £16,190 as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs1
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

No other benefits qualify for free school meals from Key Stage 2 and or pupil premium for Key Stage 1.

Please complete the form by clicking on the link below and return it to the school office even if you are unsure whether the above applies to you.

Free School meals application form

Pupil Premium Statement.

As of March 2021, across the whole school we have 397 children and 125 are Pupil Premium, that is 31%.

For a detailed breakdown of our Pupil Premium spending, please see the attached booklets. If you have any queries, please see Mr Tuckwood.


Pupil Premium Spending 2017/2018

Pupil Premium Impact 2017/18

Pupil Premium Spending 2018/19

Pupil Premium Spending 2019/20

Pupil Premium Report Jan 2020

Pupil Premium Spending 2020/21

Catch Up Fund Spending 2020/21

Each year, as a school, we produce a statement outlining the impact of the Pupil Premium Funding. Sadly, due to the Covid Pandemic, we were unable to produce a report for the end of 2019/20. Following government guidelines, the school was unable to complete end of academic year assessments and therefore we do not have any measurable progress data.