Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium Fund

The government recognises that pupils from more disadvantaged backgrounds tend to do less well in school. To combat this, they have introduced the Pupil Premium fund to support these pupils in school.

At Lawn Manor Academy, we aim to deliver quality first teaching to all pupils, regardless of social background. However, through extensive evaluations and strategic planning, we have a catalogue of support strategies in place for our pupils in receipt of the Pupil Premium.

Our Pupil Premium spending is focused on achieving three key outcomes:

  1. Ensure all our disadvantaged pupils receive high quality teaching to develop independent learners
  2. Enable support and interventions to be provided to those disadvantaged pupils who are at risk of academic under achievement to foster a sense of resilience
  3. Provide a broad range of experiences and opportunities for our disadvantaged pupils, both within the curriculum and outside of it, encouraging positive attitudes

Free School Meals

If you believe you may be eligible for Free School Meals, or wish to find out if you are eligible, click here to apply for free school meals through the Swindon Borough Council website.

If you would like the school to enquire about Free School Meals for your child, please follow this link and fill in the form with the required information. 

Should you have any queries regarding our use of the Pupil Premium or Free School Meals then please contact Mrs Arora, Pupil Premium Lead on marora@lma.ascendlearningtrust.org.uk.


Swindon HAF programme logo.

Holiday Activities & Food (HAF) Programme

The Department for Education is providing funding to local authorities to coordinate a programme that provides healthy food and enriching activities to eligible children during the Easter, Summer and Christmas Holidays. This is known as the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme.

Places will be available at a range of holiday club providers, and offer eligible children the opportunity to attend sessions 4 hours per day for 4 days over Easter, 4 days per week over Summer and for 4 days over the Christmas holidays.


School aged children from any of the following categories are eligible to access the programme:

  • Children in receipt of benefits related free school meals
  • Children in need
  • Child protection
  • Currently looked after school aged children

How to apply:

Parents or carers of eligible children will receive an email and/or text message from Evouchers containing details of a Holiday Activity Voucher to be used over the Christmas period.

The Holiday Activity Voucher is provided by the council and will provide your child with a list of available Winter HAF activities for the holiday

Please note that each eligible child can book on with One provider for a maximum of four days delivery over the Winter holiday period.

Click here for more details.

Book soon to avoid disappointed as spaces are limited

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