Pathfinder Northstowe

The Pathfinder

Church of England Primary School

The roots to grow, the path to follow and the wings to fly
Diocese of Ely Multi Academy Trust

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium 
What is it?

The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to help support those students from low income families to ensure that they make progress at an equal rate to their peers.


Is my child entitled to Free School Meals?

To be eligible you must be receiving one of the following:

  • Income Support;

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance;

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

  • Pension Guarantee Credit;

  • Employment and Support Allowance, income related;

  • Support under part VI 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.


 The relevant forms to apply can be found by clicking HERE


2020-2021 Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

The Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for the financial year 2020 – 2021 can be seen below. The barriers to learning and the desired outcomes for the year have been agreed and the more precise expenditure for the year ahead will be published following ratification at the next Standards and Ethos committee meeting.