What is Pupil Premium funding?

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England.

It’s designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers.

Eligibility for Pupil Premium funding

Prior to April 2018, children qualified for free school meals – and accordingly pupil premium – if you received any of the following benefits:

Income support

Income-based jobseekers’ allowance

Income-related employment and support allowance

Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

The guaranteed element of state pension credit

Child tax credit, provided that you are not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of £16,190 or less

These benefits have now been rolled into a single benefit, called Universal Credit. From April 2018, free school meals and pupil premium will only be allocated to pupils with a family income under £7400 (net) per year.

Your child’s school will be able to tell you what you need to do to register your child as eligible.

Since September 2014, all children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 have qualified for free school meals, regardless of their family income, but only the children who would qualify for free meals under the above income-based criteria will receive the pupil premium.

Pupil Premium Expenditure

The reports below detail how the pupil premium has been allocated at Royd Nursery Infant School.

Royd Nursery Infant School Pupil-premium-strategy 2018-19