Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is an allowance from the Government given to schools for children who access or who have accessed free school meals in the last 6 years, are looked after or adopted, or have a parent within the armed forces.

The grant is an amount per child and it is intended that schools use this money to close the gap in attainment between pupils and their peers. At Chandlers Ridge Academy, we ensure that the Pupil Premium Grant children not only progress academically, but also become more confident, motivated individuals, by providing opportunities for cultural, personal and social development. Money is spent based on the child’s individual needs and interests.

Parents of children receiving the Pupil Premium Grant are informed and consulted about the allocation of money through meetings, letters and emails from the class teacher and Pupil Premium Leader. All information shared with school is in confidence. Teachers and teaching assistants are informed of PPG pupils by the PPG leader or School Business Manager.

Please help us to provide the best support for your child by registering for free school meals if you are eligible. Registering for free school meals is confidential and taking up the free school meal is recommended but is not compulsory.

Academic Year No. eligible Pupils PPG No. eligible Pupils EYPP Total PPG Grant (Financial Year) Total EYPP Grant (Financial Year)
2018/19 25 £33640
2019/20 25 1 £33640 £310
2020/21 14 £20830

Early Years Pupil Premium

More information

Early Years Pupil Premium – Information provided by Middlesbrough Council

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is government funding for Early Years providers.
Our school may be entitled to an extra £300 to fund valuable support like extra training or resources to help raise the quality of your child’s early education.

Is my child eligible?

Yes if your child is 3 or 4 and you are in receipt of one or more of the benefits listed below:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income related Employment & Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of the State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not receiving Working Tax Credit, and your annual household income is less than £16,191 (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs)
  • Working Tax Credit run on


  • Your child has been adopted from care.
  • Your child has left care through special guardianship or adoption or a child arrangements order.

How do I Apply?

You can apply online here or telephone the Family Information Service on 01642 354200.