Pupil Premium


The pupil premium grant is funding to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in state-funded schools in England. 

The grant is in addition to main school and academy funding.  It is used to address any gap that separates students eligible for FSM and their peers. 

We are fully committed to using the grant to ensure we focus on and address any disadvantage for our students.  

Our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement can be found below. This details our targets for the coming year, strategies to meet the targets and the required funding.

To view our Pupil Premium Policy, please visit our policies page by visiting the link below.  

What is pupil premium funding for schools and how will it benefit my child? 



Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following: 
  • Income Support 
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance 
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance 
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit 
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190) 
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 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) 


Pupil eligibility 

The following groups are eligible for pupil premium: 

  • Pupils who are recorded as eligible for free school meals, or have been recorded as eligible in the past 6 years, including eligible children of families who have no recourse to public funds (NRPF) 
  • Children looked after by local authorities, referred to as looked-after children 
  • Children previously looked after by a local authority or other state care, referred to as previously looked-after children (Gov.UK) 


Services premium 

Service pupil premium is additional funding for schools with pupils who have parents serving in the armed forces. It has been combined into pupil premium payments to make it easier for schools to manage their spending.    (Gov.UK) 

Eligible pupils are those who meet one or more of the following criteria: 

  • one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces, including pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full-time reserve service – this includes pupils with a parent who is in the armed forces of another nation and is stationed in England 
  • registered as a ‘service child’ on any school census in the past 6 years 
  • one of their parents died while serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme 
  • This funding is primarily to enable schools to offer pastoral support and help mitigate the negative impact of family mobility or parental deployment. It can also be used to help improve the academic progress of eligible pupils if the school deems this to be a priority. 

To view our Pupil Premium Policy, please visit our policies page by visiting the link below.

Who should I contact if I have any queries?

Claiming Free School Meals


Pupil Premium Queries

Tel: 01522 880400 Email: enquiries@branstonca.lincs.sch.uk

  • Lead Pupil Premium Student Support Officer – Mrs T Wadsley
  • Pupil Premium Support Officers – Miss K Manners, Mrs J Woodrow

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