Pupil Premium

Letter from Rt Hon David Laws MP - Minister of State for Schools - 26th January 2015

The school has received a letter from the Rt Hon David Laws MP congratulating us on our disadvantaged pupil results. It states 'Your results show that you have improved in terms of progress and attainment achieved by your disadvantaged pupils since 2011, and that you are highly effective in educating your disadvantaged pupils. It is clear that you and your staff have provided disadvantaged pupils with a good start in life and preparing them well for secondary school.' The whole letter can be downloaded below.


The school's pupil premium action plan and impact report for each year can be downloaded below.

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low income families. It is intended to enable schools to provide targeted support to help children reach their full potential.

Funding is allocated for children who are Looked after by the Local Authority (CLA) and for every child who is registered for Free School Meals.

Who is eligible for Free School Meals?

Children are eligible to receive free school meals if their parents receive any of the following:

  • Income support (IS)
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA(IR)
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) that does not exceed £16,190.
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit.
  • Children who receive Income Support or Income Based Job Seekers Allowance in their own right are also entitled to receive free school meals.
  • Universal Credit

Therefore it is really important to make sure all children who qualify are registered for Free School Meals even if you choose to send a packed lunch for them or they are receiving Universal Free School Meals because they are in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2.

How can I register my child for Free School Meals?

To register for Free School Meals you need to complete an Education Benefit form. You can access this by:

  • ringing 0300 123 5012
  • visiting http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/schools/free_school_meals.aspx
  • asking for a form at the job centre

How will schools spend their Pupil Premium funding?

Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils. Schools will be required to report to parents how they have spent the money allocated.

It is important to remember that not all children who are allocated Pupil Premium will receive support at the same time.

How does Excalibur Primary School Spend their Pupil Premium funding?

The Action Plans and Impact Reports that can be downloaded below show how Excalibur Primary School have spend their Pupil Premium funding in the past and how they intend to spend it this year.

Files to Download

Contact the School

Excalibur Primary School

Ivy Lane

Tel: 01270 845781
Fax: Out of Hours Club - 01270 845786

SEN Contact: Anna McArdle and Heather Taylor

SEN Email: senco@excalibur.cheshire.sch.uk