The Pupil Premium Grant

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals; those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel.

At St. Mary’s we are committed to promoting the progress and attainment of all our pupils, whatever their backgrounds. 

Pupil Premium Qualification

The qualifying benefits to receive free school meals are:

Free School Meals

From September 2014, 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:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Office 01462 730343

Pupil Premium Update 2022.pdf