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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant


The information below gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding. Our school attracts Pupil Premium linked to a very small number of children. The information below outlines in brief the areas in which the money is allocated.


The Pupil Premium is an amount of money, additional to the main school funding, the government allocates to each school, to support all pupils to reach their full potential which is particularly aimed at pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. Schools receive funding based on pupils who are eligible for Free School meals or who have been eligible at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and the children of service personnel. 


Why has it been introduced? 

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Historically, Free School Meals pupils make slower progress and achieve lower results than those children who do not receive Free School Meals. This is a national issue. the purpose of the Pupil Premium is to target support to 'narrow the gap'.  Each school may decide how best to use the funding and they are held accountable for how it has been used to support pupils from low income families. Schools are required to report this information. 


How is Killamarsh Infant and Nursery School's allocation spent?


The Pupil Premium Allocation to KIllamarsh Infant and Nursery School for 2023/2024 is £53,135


The money is used to fund a teaching assistants to lead intervention programmes with individual and groups of children to develop identified areas of weakness in their learning or additional support in areas that would benefit from further development. This also includes the use of teaching assistants to release teacher time to work more specifically with this identified group within the classroom. It is also used for a teacher intervention programme outside of the classroom and to support the nurture room work through Positive Play. It is also used to provide breakfast club places and places at our after school clubs. 


The Pupil Premium Allocation to KIllamarsh Infant and Nursery School for 2022/2023 is £43,405


The Pupil Premium Allocation to KIllamarsh Infant and Nursery School for 2021/2022 is £42,060


The Pupil Premium Allocation to KIllamarsh Infant and Nursery School for 2020/2021 is £33,635.


The Pupil Premium Allocation to KIllamarsh Infant and Nursery School for 2019/2020 is £25,080

The Pupil Premium Allocation to Killamarsh Infant and Nursery School for 2018/2019 was £30,755


The Pupil Premium Strategies are provided below to outline how the money was spent. 

How can I find out if my child is entitled to the Pupil Premium funding?


The process for applying is straightforward and confidential. You can check online using a ‘Free School Meals / Pupil Premium Service. The link can be found below. 


After entering essential details into the web site, the online application process links to the Department for Education system for checking eligibility and gives an immediate ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response, and will notify our school. As soon as you are registered, the school will provide your child with the benefits of a Pupil Premium allocation.


Alternatively, you can speak to a member of the office staff, who will be able to assist you through this process, or collect a form from them. All enquires will be treated in confidence. Further information can be found on the link to the Derbyshire Free School Meals website below, and the application form itself can be also be downloaded.