Pupil Premium

Eaton Bray Academy receives a Pupil Premium Grant for each child who is entitled to receive Free School Meals or who has been entitled to them over the last six years, children of armed forces personnel and for any ‘Looked After Children’, or child adopted from care. We publish online information about how we have used the premium.

Schools are encouraged to use this funding creatively and imaginatively but responsibly and effectively in order to deliver improved outcomes.

Some of the targeted support at Eaton Bray Academy includes:

  • Targeted intervention where necessary and extra support in lessons
  • Pastoral care including regular information, advice and guidance
  • Enriching experiences
  • Items of uniform and equipment and materials to support learning
  • Subsidised educational trips and visits
  • Musical instrument lessons

Our spending plans are designed on a personal basis for each pupil and are carefully designed to stimulate engagement, broaden horizons, develop skills, improve performance, facilitate participation, raise aspirations and maximise achievement in order to close the attainment gap between our Pupil Premium students and their peers.


If you would like to find out if you are entitled for your child to receive Free School Meals, please contact Customer Services at Central Bedfordshire on 0300 300 8306.

Please have the following information ready: national insurance numbers and dates of birth for you and your partner, dates of birth for your children, and if you receive support from the National Asylum Support Service, your NASS number. You may qualify if your child attends a school full time in the Central Bedfordshire area, and you get any of the following: Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit, Support from the National Asylum Support Service, Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and you have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190.

If you do not live in Central Bedfordshire area but your child attends a school in Central Bedfordshire full time, then you should apply to Central Bedfordshire Council on 0300 300 8306. You will be informed if you are entitled to free school meals when you telephone, any problems verifying the entitlement will be discussed during the call. Please be advised that you can only apply for Free School Meals through Central Bedfordshire, Linslade cannot process the application.

Pupil Premium Strategy


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