Pupil Premium Information

Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools to support pupils from low-income families. Although schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, schools will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupil’s attainment and progress.

To view the latest documents detailing the Pupil Premium at Marden Primary Academy, please use the link below

Marden Pupil Premium Statement

In 2019-20, Marden Primary Academy, like schools across the country, were presented with a range of difficulties as a result of reduced numbers of pupils and staff. In August 2020 we reviewed how to best support our most vulnerable pupils and where allocation of funds have positively impacted these children. During this time, we substantially invested in technology, as home learning became paramount.

We understand that evaluating the pupil premium’s impact in the 2019 to 2020 academic year will present difficulties as a result of reduced numbers of pupils having attended between March and July 2020.

Instead, schools may wish to monitor and report on the grant’s impact at the end of the current financial year, bearing in mind their duty to update this information at least annually, covering the whole period since September 2019.

School Milk

As of the 1st January 2015, all schools across England have been required to ensure that milk is made available during the school day to all pupils.

As at present, all children aged between 5 and 18 who are eligible for free school meals (where the school claims a Pupil Premium) must be offered free milk. Schools use the dedicated schools grant to fund the provision of milk for eligible pupils.

The scheme offers each pupil 189ml of milk at a subsidised price of 22p per child per day. Children under five years old have milk free of charge, as do all those eligible to free school meals.

If you wish to view a leaflet about the school milk scheme then please use the button below.

view a leaflet about the school milk scheme