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:

  • Universal Credit with a household income of less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
  • Income-Based Jobseekers' Allowance
  • Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit, not entitled to Working Tax Credit and household income less than £16,190
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Income Support
  • Working Tax Credit 'run on' – the payment you receive for a further four weeks after you finish work


Other reasons for eligibility include:

  • If they are a Looked After Child (in the care of the Local Authority)
  • If they have previously been a Looked After Child and are now adopted from care or are under a Special Guardianship Order or a Child Arrangements Order or a Residence Order
  • If they have a parent in the military or has been in the military over the past 5 years or are in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.


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 2022 - 2023

Pupil Premium Policy