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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium Funding?

At Crowton Christ Church C.E. Primary School, all members of staff and governors accept responsibility for all pupils recognising that a number of pupils within the school population may at any point during their school career require additional support and intervention. We are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs in a nurturing environment. As with every child in our care, a child who is in receipt of the pupil premium is valued, respected and entitled to develop to their full potential.

Pupil Premium is a grant allocated by the Department for Education for the purpose of supporting families on low incomes. It is utilised at Crowton C.E Primary School for those pupils who are eligible in accordance with the DfE's criteria and guidance. Some examples are, for raising levels of attainment by the provision of booster classes, supporting enrichment activites such as day and residential trips, school transport and supporting pastoral and emotional welfare. As a small school, we look at each case individually. 

The allocation is based on the Ever 6 Free School Meal data and Children in Care (CIC) data submitted in the Autumn term Census and is awarded in financial years. This means that any child who has had Free School Meal entitlement at any time in the last 6 years is allocated Pupil Premium.

Government Guidance on Pupil Premium: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium


Who Qualifies for Pupil Premium Funding?

Pupils whose parents/guardians recieve one of the following may be entitled to claim Pupil Premium:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit but not Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

Each child is supported differently depending on their need. The funding is used to provide a range of academic, enrichment and educational support depending on each child. The Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the school's budget. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils. 

To apply please visit the Cheshire West and Chester website. This is a confidential process which makes a huge difference to the school and the children.

A review of how the Pupil Premium has been used and it's impact on learning takes place during the Autumn Term full Governing Body Meeting.


Free School Meals 

Eligibility for Pupil Premium entitlement also provides eligibilty for Free School Meals, Further information on Free School Meals can be obtained from the School Dinners section of our website.


How does Service Pupil Premium differ from Pupil Premium?

Service Pupil Premium funding is additional funding received by schools to help provide additional support for pupils who have one of their parents serving in the regular armed forces. The purpose of this funding is primarily to provide pastoral support for service children, whereas the Pupil Premium was introduced to raise attainment and accelerate progress within disadvantaged groups.

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Crowton Christ Church C of E Primary School

Kingsley Road,Crowton, Near Northwich, Cheshire. CW8 2RW

Miss L Hill | Headteacher

01928 788230


School Opening Times: School opens at 8.45am and closes at 3.15pm