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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is allocated to all schools where there are children who are entitled to free school meals, children who are looked after by the Local Authority or children who have parents who are in the Armed Forces.


Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It was first introduced in April 2011. Since then the amount schools receive has increased. A school receives funding based on the number of pupils who are eligible for free school meals in any given year.


Funding Allocation for 2023-24
£1385 for each eligible primary aged pupil
£2410 for each 'looked after' or post adopted child


Our Pupil Premium funding for 2023/24 is £9053 and we will continue our focus on ensuring that there in no gap in attainment and achievement  between our Pupil Premium pupils and their peers whilst also ensuring that enrichment activities are available to all. 

We provide a range of support aimed to address the specific needs of eligible pupils in all areas of their school life. We carefully track the impact of these measures and report regularly on progress.

It is up to schools to decide how best to spend their Pupil Premium and we follow government advice.  It is spent on things such as:


  • Training for teachers and teaching assistants
  • Weekly Nurture/Positive Play sessions
  • Year group teaching of Maths
  • TA led reading sessions
  • 1:1 reading intervention work
  • use of dedicated and targeted computer software programmes
  • subsidised funding for school trips and other activities
  • subsidies for school uniform and infant milk




How well do the children receiving Pupil Premium do at Pilsley CE Primary school?

The progress of these children is carefully tracked and reported, anonymously, to the Governing Body. Due to the very small numbers of pupils receiving Pupil Premium this data is not available on our website to ensure that the progress of individual pupils can not be identified.





Free School Meals

Could your child be eligible for free school meals?

In these difficult financial times, we want to make sure you're getting all the help you're due.

A lot of people don't claim free school meals even though they're entitled. That's why Derbyshire County Council launched a campaign to encourage people to check if they're eligible.

You don't need to worry about other children knowing your child gets free school meals. Only the school and catering staff will know.

You could save £400 a year for each child and your children could benefit from a good hot meal at lunchtime. The school will benefit too − they'll get the pupil premium of £1,300 a year from the government for each child on free school meals.

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you (or the young person themselves, where appropriate) 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 Guarantee element of State 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)
  • *You can get this help if you get Working Tax Credit and you are in the four week 'run-on' period where your WTC is due to stop because you have stopped work or reduced your hours
  • Universal Credit
    You will not be eligible if you are claiming Working Tax Credit.

To apply, fill in the form here on this Derbyshire County Councils website  and they’ll write to you to let you know if your application has been successful.

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