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Every child should be given the chance to realise their potential at school, regardless of their background. In order to achieve this, schools are given extra money to support children from a disadvantaged background to remove potential barriers to learning and ensure all children reach their full potential. This extra funding is called The Pupil Premium and is used to facilitate high-quality teaching, provide targeted academic support, and tackle non-academic barriers to academic success, such as difficulties with attendance, behaviour, and social and emotional wellbeing. Following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools also receive the recovery premium grant. Recovery premium is a time-limited grant which will provide additional funding from 2021 - 2024. 

The funding is allocated to schools based on the number of children who are eligible.  To be eligible for pupil premium or recovery premium, pupils must be:

  • Currently eligible for free school meals (FSM) or have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years
  • Children previously in care who have been adopted, or who have a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order.
  • Children recorded as being from service families.

If you think your child might be eligible for the additional funding, please follow this link and apply online or alternatively, pop into the office with a completed form and they can apply for you.

Pupil Premium Form

We are committed to supporting all disadvantaged pupils at Cranborne. Please take some time to look at our Pupil Premium Strategy which outlines how we plan to spend the additional funding and reviews the successes from our previous academic year. It is clear to see that disadvantaged children do well at Cranborne and the additional funding is used effectively to ensure the gap is closing.  


Additional Support Available: 

Household Support Fund in Hertfordshire

To support with the cost of living, Hertfordshire has been provided with funding from the government’s Household Support Fund. This will be used to help people in need with things like the cost of energy and food.


Families eligible for free school meals

We can provide supermarket vouchers to families receiving benefit-related free school meals during school holidays. Schools will contact parents and carers who are already in receipt of free school meals directly.

Families can choose to use these supermarket vouchers for food and essentials like blankets, bedding and warm clothing. 


HAPpy camps

We’re funding HAPpy camps to help families during school holidays. If your child is eligible, make sure you have your code which is available through your school. For more information, visit