Ightenhill Primary School

To be the best that we can be.

Pupil Premium and Recovery funding

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


What is Pupil Premium Funding?


Introduced in 2011, the pupil premium fund is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of children who are entitled to Free School Meals.


The pupil premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates

Is my child eligible?


Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:


  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related 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 - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)




Pupil Premium at Ightenhill Primary School


The Government believes school leaders are best placed to assess their pupils’ needs and use the funding to improve attainment, drawing on evidence of effective practice. It is up to school leaders to decide how to spend the pupil premium.


Evidence suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when schools use a tiered approach. Therefore at Ightenhill we focus on:


  • Investing in High Quality Teaching
  • Targeted Academic Support
  • Wider Opportunities so that every child has the opportunity to succeed 


Our range of targeted strategies are reviewed regularly by Senior Leaders and Governors. Strategies are evidence based and we take into account national research as well as reviewing approaches that have been used in school to determine whether they have been effective for our children or not.  This academic year,  the school has been allocated additional funding which includes the Recovery Premium Funding, aimed at supporting identified pupils who's education has been affected by the pandemic.


Our in-school champions are:


Mrs M Lewis (COG / Pupil Premium governor)

Mrs K Dunderdale (DHT/ Pupil Premium champion)


Click below to see if your child is eligible:

How we spend our Pupil Premium Money at Ightenhill

Pupil Premium Strategy 2023- 2024