Pupil Premium Grant & Catch Up


Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium grant is money that is received from government that has been allocated to children from low income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or have received FSM within the last six years. The college receives £935 for every student that qualifies for pupil premium.  You what plans are in place and how the money is being spent by clicking on the PDF file at the side of this page.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, however we are held accountable for how we use the additional funding to support pupils from low income families.  If the college has received pupil premium funding to support your child/children then you will receive a letter from the college. 

If you think you may qualify for pupil premium funding or free school meals you can check by completing the questionnaire on SchoolGateway (the school’s online payment system). If you haven’t done so already, you will need to create a login by entering your mobile number and email address that is registered at the college as your contact details.  Click on the following link to create your login SchoolGatewayLogin  and if your child/children are eligible then the college will be notified and we will contact you.

Applying for FSM is straight forward.  You can apply online direct to Shropshire Council, by telephone of you can complete a form and send to Shropshire Council.  If you apply online or by telephone you will receive an answer within a week.  If you are eligible then your child/children not only receive FSM but the college will receive a further £935 to support each child.

Year 7 Catch-up Premium

Year 7 catch-up funding provides an additional £500 for every student who has not achieved level 4 in reading and/or maths at key stage 2.  This funding aims to help these students to 'catch up' with their peers during their first year in the college.  Please click on the PDF file at the side of this page to see how the funding was spent and the impact.


Free School Meal Entitlement

Complete the online application at

Telephone direct on 01743 254436 or 0345 678 9000

Email request to

Fax request 01743254500

The Directgov website with all of the details to apply