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Pupil Premium Strategy statement 2021-2022

Pupil Premium Strategy


What is Pupil Premium?


Pupil Premium is a Government fund given to schools for eligible pupils, to ensure that all children have an equal opportunity to learn and succeed. Schools are given £1,480 for each eligible pupil.


What is Pupil Premium used for?


This funding allows our school to provide additional staff, resources and training, bringing learning benefits to eligible pupils as well as all pupils throughout school. It is also used to subsidise school trips and some school uniform, bringing lower costs to parents. The funding may also, at times, be used to subsidise after school clubs.


Who is entitled to Pupil Premium?


If you receive any of the following benefits, the school may be able to claim Pupil Premium funding for your child.

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part vi of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit with an annual income less than £16,190


Families claiming Working Tax Credits may not be entitled.


What should I do if my child is eligible for Pupil Premium?


Please contact us in the school office as soon as possible if you think your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium. We can then apply to Derbyshire County Council for the extra funding. If you have already provided us with information in the past, we may contact you to check if your child is still eligible.


Any information you provide will be kept strictly confidential, and only certain school staff will know if your child is eligible for Pupil Premium.


How has our Pupil Premium been spent?


The total amount of funding the school receives is proportionally linked to the number of children who are, or who have been, eligible for free school meals (this is different to the Universal Free School Meals currently offered to all children of infant age); those children in the care of the Local Authority ('looked after') and those whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

Schools are required to publish details on how the pupil premium is being used to improve the attainment of identified pupils.

At Croft Infant School, we believe that every child has the right achieve to the best of their ability and be given the opportunity to access a variety of learning resources in order for them to succeed. With this in mind, we have identified barriers to learning, and allocated our Pupil Premium funding so that these barriers are removed and accelerated learning is achieved.


Please click on the documents below to find out how we are currently using our Pupil Premium funding and how it has been previously allocated.


Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2018-2019

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017-18