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Pupil Premium

Mrs J Dormer

Deputy Headteacher

At Cranfield Academy we are proud to use the income from Pupil Premium to endeavour to ensure any child who meets the criteria for the funding allocated to the school is given targeted and strategic support to learn as effectively as possible. Pupil Premium at Cranfield Church of England Academy is led by Mrs Jo Dormer. Mrs Dormer ensures the very best spending of the Pupil Premium fund, in order to best champion the life opportunities of those entitled to the fund. Mrs Dormer is happy to support any parent, colleague or other agency with any questions they may have regarding Pupil Premium at Cranfield Church of England Academy. 

The principles below guide all actions towards Pupil Premium at the Academy:

In addition to the principles above, we also use 'John Dunford's 12 ways to get the most out of Pupil Premium funding' to guide and improve our use of the Pupil Premium funds received. Finally, we are guided by our Policy, which can be seen below. 

Pupil Premium Strategy for 2021 to 2022

Pupil Premium Report for 2020 to 2021

What are the qualifying benefits to apply for Pupil Premium funding?

The qualifying benefits to receive Pupil Premium are:

What are the qualifying benefits to apply for Free-School Meal funding?

The qualifying benefits to receive free school meals for children in Year 3 and over are:

Every child in Early Years Foundation Stage, Year One and Year Two will receive a free school meal. You will not have to receive a qualifying benefit for your child in any of these year groups to get a free school meal, but if you are getting a qualifying benefit, please do tell us as we will receive extra funding from the Government to support your child's education.

If you think you meet the free school meals eligibility criteria, please call the Central Bedfordshire Pupil Premium and Free School Meals hotline on 0300 300 8306. When you call to apply, please have the following information ready:

Following the discussion, if eligibility is confirmed, please inform the Office Team immediately. 

What are the qualifying benefits to apply for Service Pupil Premium funding?

The Department for Education (DfE) introduced the Service pupil premium (SPP) in April 2011 in recognition of the specific challenges children from service families face and as part of the commitment to delivering the armed forces covenant.

State schools, academies and free schools in England, which have children of service families in school years reception to year 11, can receive the SPP funding. It is designed to assist the school in providing the additional support that these children may need and is currently worth £310 per service child who meets the eligibility criteria.

Pupils attract SPP if they meet one of the following criteria:

Children have to be flagged as service children ahead of the autumn school census deadline. Service parents need to make the school aware of their status by talking to the head teacher or school admin staff.