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Academy Primary School

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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil premium funding from the government is given to schools to help pupils reach their full potential, regardless of their background or financial situation. It’s provided for pupils who:


  • Are registered for free school meals
  • Have been registered for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years
  • Are, or have been, in care
  • Have parents in the armed forces


At Park Road Academy, we get an extra £1,455 for every eligible pupil who is registered for free school meals. This extra money could make a real difference to the quality of education we offer.


For example, we’ve previously used pupil premium funding for:


  • Educational provision/resources
  • Wellbeing and self-esteem building interventions
  • Academic interventions
  • IPads & laptops
  • Extra -curricular activities.


Is my child eligible for free school meals?


Your child might be eligible if you access:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on
  • Universal Credit, provided you have an annual net earned income not exceeding £7,400 (£616.67 per month)


Universal infant free school meals

  • Currently, pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal thanks to a different government funding scheme known as universal infant free school meals (UIFSM). You shouldn’t confuse UIFSM with free school meals and the pupil premium.


    If your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and is eligible for free school meals according to the criteria above, you should still register because we’ll receive the extra pupil premium funding.


    Does my child have to eat the free school meals?

    No. Pupils who are registered for free school meals don’t have to eat them. If you’re eligible but you want your child to have a packed lunch you should still register because the school will receive the funding which can support your child in other ways.


Pupil Premium Strategy 2023-2024

Pupil Premium Strategy 2022 - 2023

Trips within the local area have been arranged to promote communication and social skills and prepare the children for the transition to high school.


Children attend an end of the year ‘play and picnic’ afternoon. This is a trip to the local park to enjoy a game of kwik cricket and a picnic.