East Acton Primary School "Growing Together"

Pupil Premium

What is The Pupil Premium?

The 'pupil premium' is a government initiative that targets funding at pupils deemed to be from 'disadvantaged backgrounds'.  Research has shown that disadvantaged pupils may underachieve compared to non-deprived peers.  The pupil premium is provided to schools to enable these pupils to be supported to reach their full potential.

The government has used the 'entitlement to free school meals (FSM)', Looked After Children (LAC) and those with a defence force background as indicators of disadvantage.  A fixed amount of money per eligible pupil is allocated to the school based upon eligibility in the last six years.  


Free School Meal Eligibility

Your child is eligible for free school meals if you receive any of the following: 

  • IS - Income Support
  • IBJSA - Job Seekers’ Allowance (income based)    
  • IRESA - Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit, provided parents are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual household income, as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190            
  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal credit

If you are entitled to free school meals, it is very important that you register with Ealing Council at Perceval House so that the school can receive the full funding that will benefit our children. Applications are done online - follow this link to register and apply.  If you need help applying please come to the school office and speak to a member of the admin team who will help you apply online.


Pupil Premium Expenditure at East Acton Primary School

We use the Pupil Premium funding in different ways to support learning and to provide additional opportunities for children who are deemed to be disadvantaged.  


Below you will find the most recent Pupil Premium Spending Plan which includes a review of expenditure from previous academic year: