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Pupil Premium

The Government pays schools, including Church Lawton School, a pupil premium for every child who is assessed as disadvantaged in order to raise their attainment and close the gap between them and their peers.

If your family’s income makes your child eligible to receive free school meals, we will receive the pupil premium for your child. We will also receive the pupil premium if your child has been looked after continuously for more than six months. We receive a pupil premium for children who have a parent in the Armed Forces, or whose parent died in service.

For more details visit the Department for Education website.

How can I find out if my child is entitled to the Pupil Premium funding?

The process for applying is straightforward and confidential. You can check online using a Free School Meals/Pupil Premium Service. After you've entered the essential details into the website, the online application process links to the Department for Education system for checking eligibility and gives an immediate yes or no response, and will notify our school. Alternatively, you can call 0300 123 5012 and we will be able to assist you through this process. All enquiries will be treated in confidence.
Children in reception and Key Stage 1 are automatically entitled to a free school lunch. However, registering your child for free meals will entitle them to additional support with the cost of school visits, Parent events and extra-curricular clubs, as well as raising additional funds for the school.


Schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years:

  • £1,385 for pupils in reception year to Year 6
  • £985 for pupils in Year 7 to Year 11

Schools will also receive £2,410 for each pupil who has left local authority care because of one of the following:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order.

Online reporting

As a school we must publish details of how we spend the pupil premium funding and the effect this has had on the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding on our website.


The Government holds head teachers and school governing bodies accountable for the impact of pupil premium funding in the following ways:

  • performance tables, which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
  • requiring schools to publish details online each year of how they are using the pupil premium and the impact it is having on pupil achievement
  • the Ofsted inspection framework, where inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium.

Funding agreement

Liberty Academy Trust Master Funding Agreement provides the framework within which the Trust operates. Each school within the Trust has a separate Supplemental Funding Agreement.

Please note we are currently rebranding our documentation to reflect our rebranding with Liberty Academy Trust. Any references to the National Autistic Society/NASAT are historic.

Pupil Premium Yearly Funding Statements