Pupil Premium

Cox Green is determined that all students, no matter their background, deserve the best education in order to access opportunities in school and beyond.
We are committed to reversing national underachievement of disadvantaged students and work tirelessly to secure excellent progress for all students and in particular Pupil Premium students. Over the last few years, the Government has allocated additional funding to schools to support students from low income families with the aim of narrowing the disadvantage gap by addressing inequalities and raising the academic achievement of this particular cohort of students.
Students who are “Looked After Children”, services children and those children who have free school meals, (or have done so in the last six years) qualify for Pupil Premium funding, which equates to £985 per student and comes direct to the school.
Subject to financial constraints, parents of students who are entitled to free school meals, may also apply to the school's hardship fund.

Are You Eligible for Free School Meals?

If you are between jobs or even just experiencing a short break in employment, your child may be eligible to receive the Free School Meal allowance. Please apply now if you and your spouse or partner are receiving one of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
  • 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 guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
A student is only eligible to receive a free school meal when a claim for the meal has been made on their behalf, and their eligibility has been verified by the school where they are enrolled or by the local authority.


How do I apply?

Please apply here for Free School Meals. If you require help to do this, contact our reception with the relevant information, and they will be happy to assist you.

Please apply today and help us to invest in your child’s education

Pupil Premium Strategy and Expenditure:

Schools have autonomy to determine how best to use this funding. We do however, have an obligation to publish an annual report on how the Pupil Premium funding has been spent or is planned to be spent and what the impact has been on the Pupil Premium students’ academic performance.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2023-2024

Pupil Premium Impact Evaluations:

- 2022-23 Click here

- 2021-22 Click here

- 2020-21 Click here

Covid-19 16 to 19 tuition fund 2021-2022