St Margaret Mary's Catholic Infant School

  1. Curriculum
  2. Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium and catch up premium funding

Did you know … just registering your child for

Free School Meals means that the school gets extra money to help support YOUR child?

Register now to make sure we don’t miss out.

For more information, click on the Pupil Premium information letter below.


Please click on the link below for our current PUPIL PREMIUM STRATEGY 

Pupil Premium Strategy

Pupil Premium Policy


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 £1345 for each eligible pupil. 

What is Pupil Premium used for?

This extra funding allows us to provide additional staff and resources, bringing learning benefits to eligible pupils as well as all children throughout the school.  It is also used to subsidise after-school clubs, breakfast clubs and school trips, bringing lower costs to parents, and in some cases, free places.

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

  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400. 
  •  Income Support
  •  Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  •  Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  •  Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190 


How has 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 schools meals (this is different to the Universal Free School Meals currently offered to all Infant age children); those children in the care of the local authority or whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

Schools are required to inform parents/carers how the pupil premium is used to improve the attainment of identified pupils.

At St Margaret Mary’s Catholic Infant School, we believe that every child should be given the best opportunity they can, to achieve the best they can. With this in mind we have carefully allocated our Pupil Premium Funding to remove barriers to learning and to accelerate attainment. 


School now has an online application system for applying for Free School Meals/Pupil Premium on behalf of parents.  If you think your child may be entitled to Free School Meals/Pupil Premium, please do speak to our  school office staff, who will be happy to help.