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Alliance for Learning

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is extra funding provided by the Government to benefit pupils that are currently eligible, or have ever been eligible for FSM (Ever 6) as well as those who have ever been in care. Funding is also received for pupils that have a parent in H.M. Forces.

Our aim is to improve the outcomes and participation rates for this group of pupils. We aim to motivate and actively engage pupils in their own learning and progress.

Pupil Premium funding does not follow each pupil, but it is used to support school-wide change and improvements in the quality of teaching and learning specifically focused at improving the engagement and progress of students. Cedar Mount Academy has been granted £33,1110.00 for the year 2016-17.

Reasons for the Pupil Premium

  • Created to tackle ‘educational inequality’
  • Allocated to schools ‘in addition’ to their budget
  • Funding to tackle disadvantage, reaches the students that need it most
  • A good education is the key to improving life chances

Schools are encouraged by the Department for Education to use the money to ‘narrow the gap’ in attainment between students in receipt of Free School Meals or those who are ‘Looked After’ as nationally there is a disparity between their attainment at GCSE and their peers.

Please click on the link below for the latest funding allocations for 2016 – 2017


Pupil Premium Grant Plan 2016/17

Please click on the link below for funding allocations for 2014-15 and 2015-16.

wordPupil Premium Funding Allocation 2014/15 & 2015/16

LeTS Alliance Pupil Premium Review – September 2015

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Pupil Premium Total Cost Breakdown for 2013-14 and 2014-15

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Pupil Premium Performance Data for 2013 -14 – 15

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Children Looked After Grant (CLA) 2015 – 16

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Claiming for Free School Meals

If you receive any of the following support payments you may be entitled to receive free school meals:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of state Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more £16,190).

Information for the Manchester City Council Free School Meal Application can be found by clicking on the banner below

Manchester City Council - Free School Meals

The application form to claim Free School Meals can be found by clicking on the banner below

Manchester City Council - Free School Meals Claim Form