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Pupil Premium


The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.


We acknowledges the diverse challenges that disadvantaged children encounter which impact on children learning. Our ambition is to facilitate progress in the curriculum for all children, irrespective of their background. When determining how to allocate pupil premium funding, Healdswood Infant and Nursery School considers the following:

- the barriers to our children’s learning;

- the specific challenges relevant to our children;

- and our school context.


Ultimate Objectives:

- To narrow the attainment gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged using national and internal school data.

- For all disadvantaged pupils to achieve the national expected standards (e.g. ELGs, Phonics Screening) which will result in our children being given the best chance of achieving the expected standard, at the end of Year 6.


Achieving These Objectives:

- Embedding evidence informed practice to improve quality first teaching;

- Fund educational visits and residentials to ensure all children have access to experiences and opportunities, which enhance their learning.

- Evidence informed 1:1 and or group interventions with the focus on accelerating progress (moving children to at least age-related expectations).


How to register for free school meals

Apply online at ;-

or call :- 0300 500 8080 ; option 2 ; option 1

You will need your name, address, national insurance number or asylum support service number.  In addition, you will need to provide your child's name, date of birth and identify the school they are attending.


 Eligibility Criteria

Parents/guardians in England do not have to pay for school meals if they receive 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
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
    Pupil Premium is an important payment for schools and a really good opportunity for eligible parents to get even more support for their children in schools.
    Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.