What is pupil premium?

Pupil premium is a grant given by the government to schools in England to decrease the attainment gap between specific groups of children.

At present, schools receive funding for every child aged 5-16, who claims free school meals, or who have claimed free school meals in the last 6 years, for children whose parent(s) are in the Forces and for children who are looked after or have been previously looked after by the Local Authority.

SEAC’s Ethos

We are an inclusive academy where all God’s children, and adults, are treated with dignity and respected for difference, diversity and ways of living. We encourage all members of our community including those in receipt of pupil premium to grow and flourish within the context of our Christian belief and practice. 

Our current pupil premium allocation:

Number of pupils in school: 188

Proportion of pupil premium eligible pupils: 4.2%

Total pupil premium budget: £16,500

Date of next review: July 2024

We have used the pupil premium in a variety of ways, including; 

  • Child Champions 
  • Additional interventions in maths 
  • Targeted support in reading, writing and maths, including ELS phonics 
  • School led tutoring in reading, writing and maths 
  • Class Dojo/TEAMS to improve parental engagement 
  • Whole school Maths Mastery CPD 
  • Whole school CPD in maths mastery, writing, reading and Special Educational Needs 
  • Monitoring and coaching opportunities. 
  • Home School Community Link Lead 
  • Placements within Brambles Before and After school club 
  • Attendance support 
  • Part funding residential trips 
  • Funding school trips 
  • ICT and personalised equipment for children / families 
  • Outreach Support for Behaviour 
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health support  

Pupil Premium Strategy 2023-2024 and Evaluation 2022-2023

Pupil Premium Strategy 2022 - 2023 and Evaluation 2021-2022

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-2022 and Evaluation 2020-2021



Monitoring the Pupil Premium Strategy

All spending is closely monitored by our Local Academy Council and Principal, Mrs Sue Machin. 

Pupil Premium Leader: Mrs Jessica Talks

Local Academy Council Link:Mr Nathan Ball  

Our Pupil Premium Strategy is shared and published in the Autumn Term and the strategy is monitored by Senior Leadership and the LAC Link termly. 


How do I claim free school meals / pupil premium?

Even though all children are now automatically entitled to a free school meal for their first three years at school (Reception to Year 2), registering for income assessed free school meals could provide the school with extra money to be spent on raising achievement for all our pupils.

Children qualify for free school meals – and accordingly pupil premium – if you receive any of the following benefits:

  • Universal credit (provided you have a net income of £7400 or less)
  • Income support
  • Income-based jobseekers’ allowance
  • Income-related employment and support allowance
  • Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of state pension credit
  • Child tax credit, provided that you are not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of £16,190 or less.

Children who are or have been in care, and children who have a parent who is or was in the armed forces, are also entitled to pupil premium

If you think your children qualify for free school meals, please inform the school office even if they are in Reception or KS1 (Years 1 and 2) and receive universal school meals for infant pupils, or are in KS2 and take a packed lunch – as this enables them to claim pupil premium.

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