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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium and Early Years Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools with pupils on roll who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years. 

The funding allocation per pupil changes each year, but as it is not allocated to individual pupils, CCNM has the freedom to spend the Pupil Premium in ways we think will best address inequalities, tackle disadvantage and support the raising of attainment for our pupils.

The Early Years Pupil Premium is given to early years providers who are delivering the funding entitlement for 3 and 4 year-olds. You can apply for early years pupil premium if your child is aged 3 or 4 and you get 15 hours free childcare. Your child’s early years education provider could get up to £353 per year to help with your child’s education. 

Who Is Eligible?

If you are receiving any of the following benefits:

  • income support
  • income based job seeker's allowance
  • the guarantee of element of state pension credit
  • support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • child tax credit (but not working tax credit) and have an annual income of less than £16,190
  • working tax credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for working tax credit
  • universal credit.

Or the child falls into one of the following groups:

  • Looked after by the local authority
  • Adopted from care
  • Has left care through a special guardianship arrangement
  • Has left care and is subject to a child arrangement order (previously known as a residence order).

The Universal Free School Meals Initiative

All children from Reception to Y6 are entitled to the universal free school meals initiative.  

We would still ask parents to complete a Free School Meals application as your child may still be eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant. 

Types of support provided at CCNM using Pupil Premium funding

The range of provision the school provides may include:

  • Small group work with an experienced teacher or teaching assistant that is focussed on closing gaps in learning
  • Booster groups and interventions to accelerate progress and ensuring pupils achieve at least age related expectations
  • Resources aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading, mathematics and phonics
  • Extra-curricular enrichment (e.g. trips and clubs)
  • Pastoral support to promote emotional wellbeing and resilience which in turn impacts on learning
  • Funding is also used to support staff training in target curriculum areas. 

What can parents do?

Parents or carers who think their child may be eligible for Pupil Premium should either contact the school office for more information or follow this link in order to apply online.

Please be assured that all matters regarding the use of this special fund are treated with discretion and in confidence.


It is a requirement that all schools report on their Pupil Premium allocation, use and impact on attainment. We will do this on a yearly basis and display the information below. 

Pupil premium strategy statement 2023-2024