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Free School Meals and Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant – Free School Meals/Ever 6/Pupil Premium Plus (was LAC/AFC) Service Child Funding

Pupil Premium Grant is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children. This is based on research showing that children from low income families perform less well at school than their peers. The pupil premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to close the gap between them and their peers.

Students receives Pupil Premium if they are in receipt of Free School Meals or have qualified for free school meals at any point in the past six years, classed as Ever 6.  The College also receive an enhanced premium for Children Looked After (those who have been in care or adopted) this is now known as Pupil Premium Plus.  The Service Premium is a smaller fund available to assist the school to provide pastoral care to the children of armed forces personnel. Schools can choose how to spend their pupil premium money, in the best way to benefit their students.

At Melbourn Village College we are committed to treating each student as an individual ensuring all students can succeed and thrive and reach their full potential.  We have a designated Pastoral Support Officers in each year group to support students  The funding is spent in many ways such as; English, Maths & Science interventions, regular mentoring, support for trips and visits, counselling, transport where needed, resources to support their education, music lessons and our enrichment programme.  Our Pupil Premium strategy, impact and expenditure will be reviewed at the beginning of each academic year by looking at results, student progression, interventions and spending allocations.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you require more information.  All enquiries are treated in the strictest confidence


We would encourage all students who are eligible to Free School Meals that they claim their entitlement. £2.35 is put on to their cashless lunch account every day, so students cannot be identified as receiving free school meals and the process is completely private.

We appreciate uniform can be expensive to replace and we have a store of uniform items  - trousers, skirts, jumpers and some PE Kit items. We are very grateful to our parents for donating uniform back to us that their children have outgrown. If you require any items for your child, please contact the school; all enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

Follow the link below to apply for Free School Meals:


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