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Pupil support premiums

Our intention is that all students, irrespective of their background or the challenges they face, experience success, happiness and opportunity whilst at Mayflower High School.  The focus of our Pupil Premium strategy is to support disadvantaged and other vulnerable students to achieve this goal.

We will carefully consider the challenges faced by our students and ensure that the activities in place are clearly defined and responsive to the particular needs of individuals. 

We have taken a tiered approach to our Pupil Premium spending: high quality teaching, targeted academic support and supporting wider strategies. We will  use our pupil premium funding in line with the ‘menu of approaches’ set by the Department for Education.


What is the Pupil Premium Grant?

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


The pupil premium grant is not a personal budget for individual students and schools are not required to spend all of the allocated grant on those eligible.


Service pupil premium is additional funding for schools with pupils who have parents serving in the armed forces.


For further information please see this website:


Staff Contact:

Mrs K Streek (Raising Standards Leader - Pupil Premium)

For further details about eligibility and applying for FSM, please click on the link below:

Applying for FSM

To check if your child can get free school meals and to find out how to apply you need to visit the local authority’s website.

Your child may be eligible for free school meals if you are receiving any of the following:

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance

  • Child Tax Credit (not Working Tax Credit), with an annual income below £16,190

  • Pension Guarantee Credit

  • Employment and Support Allowance, income related

  • Support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act, 1999

  • Working Tax Credit run-on, paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

  • Universal Credit, with a household income of £7,400 or less (after tax and not including any benefits you get


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