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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Statement

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

From 2012/13 the funding was extended to pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

Nationally, as a group, children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM.

Please click below for the Pupil Premium Statement for 2021-2022.

The Holiday Activity and Food Programme (HAF) Summer 2022

For those in receipt of Pupil Premium, the Summer 2022 Holiday Activity and Food programme (HAF) is now available for your child (ren) to book funded places. The range of activities can be viewed at 

The unique booking code for Rushden Primary Academy is: SUN22OPV7

Please note, places are limited and are funded by central government. Places should not be considered as ‘free’. If you book a place, please ensure the person it is booked for attends or cancel the booking so other children can benefit. On average, a funded place costs £25, which is still paid to the provider of the camp whether the your child attends or not.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact