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Pupil Premium


What is Pupil Premium Funding?

Introduced in 2011, the pupil premium is an allocation of funding given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children. The pupil premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates.


Is Your Child Eligible?


The eligibility criteria for free school meals has changed from 2nd April 2018

Families may be eligible if they are receiving any of the following:

  • Universal Credit, provided they have an annual net earned income not exceeding £7,400 (£616.67 per month)

  • 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

  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by HMRC

  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Other children that are eligible are those children who are in care (looked after children), children who are under special guardianship, adopted children and children who have parents in the armed forces.  


The school receives the following funding for each pupil:

- Children who are eligible for pupil premium  £1,345

- Looked after children  £2,345

- Children with parents in the armed forces  £310

- Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority due to adoption, special guardianship, a child arrangement order or a residence order  £2,345


Early Years Pupil Premium

From April 2015, schools, nurseries, pre-schools and childminders who take three and four year olds on Early Education Funding will be able to apply for Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) funding. This will help support the delivery of high quality early education. Each child who is eligible receives £302.10.


How many pupils at Parklands are eligible for Pupil Premium?

Currently, 24% of pupils at Parklands are eligible for pupil premium (any form) and 21% for free school meals. Our allocation for the 2021/2022 academic year is approximately £70,000.


How will the impact of the spending of the Pupil Premium be measured?

At Parklands, children’s attainment is assessed, monitored and analysed each term. Alongside our usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment, children in receipt of Pupil Premium are identified and tracked as a discrete group. This analysis is then used to inform pupils progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention. In addition to quantitative data, our monitoring cycle includes gathering evidence in terms of feedback from children, parents and staff as to what is working well and where further support is needed.


If you have any questions or queries regarding pupil premium then please speak to our Pupil Premium Leader Mrs Etchells. You can speak to her by phoning the school on 01159 732667.


Please read the attached information which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.