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Pupil Premium Funding

The pupil premium is a government initiative that gives schools extra money to target pupils from deprived backgrounds. Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to children from wealthier homes. The premium is provided to enable these pupils to be supported to reach their potential. The Government has used pupils entitled to free school meals (FSM) and Looked After children as indicators of deprivation, and have provided a fixed amount of money for schools per pupil based on the number of pupils registered for FSM. As all our children now receive free school meals the allocation is based on whether parents get certain benefits; these are:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance 
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance 
  • Child Tax Credit, but are not entitled to a Working Tax Credit and your annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) is less than £16,190

At our school we will be using the indicator of those eligible for FSM as well as identified vulnerable groups as our target children.

Please click on the links below for a breakdown as to how our Pupil Premium funding has been used. 

Pupil Premium 2019/20

Pupil Premium 2018/19

Pupil Premium Earlsheaton Infants Ethos Statement





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