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Pupil Premium

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In 2011-12 the Government launched it's Pupil Premium funding. Pupil Premium is allocated to local authorities and schools with pupils on roll who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years, for Looked After Children (LAC), adopted children, and for service families.

Families who receive certain benefits may be eligible for free school meals.  Your child is eligible for free school meals if you’re in receipt of one of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400.
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190

Children at St Margaret’s Infant School all receive a universal free school meal.  However if you met the eligibility criteria for Income and Credit Based Free School Meals in Foundation stage, Year 1 and 2 your child’s school will also receive £1,320 each year.  The pupil premium that the school receives for your child will directly benefit their education.  All schools produce a statement about how their pupil premium funding is spent each year and the impact that it has.  Schools must work with disadvantaged pupils to ‘diminish the difference’.

The DFE has given us the freedom to use the Pupil Premium as we see fit, based on our knowledge of our pupils’ needs. ‘It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium allocated to school is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility’. Source: DfE website.

Key Priorities

     *  To accelerate progress and close the gap in achievement of Pupil Premium children so that their progress compares favourably with non Pupil Premium children

     *  To continue to teach all pupils to at least a good standard, if not higher, according to their individual needs

This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially. 

In 2017-18 the school received £55865.00 in Pupil Premium funding.

In 2018-19 the school received £48100.00 in Pupil Premium funding.

In 2019-20 the school received £41500.00 in Pupil Premium Funding.

In 2020-21 the school has received £38625.00


The funding was used to help provide the following initiatives: 

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