Wigton Nursery and Infant School

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Pupil Premium

What is pupil premium?

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.

In the 2021 - 2022 financial year schools will receive:


  • pupil premium funding of £1345 per pupil in reception classes to year 6 if they have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the past six years.


  • pupil premium funding of £2345 per pupil who has left the care of the Local Authority because of one of the following:
    • adoption
    • special guardianship order
    • a child arrangements order
    • a residence order


  • pupil premium funding of £2345 for any child who is still in the care of the Local Authority will be allocated to the Virtual School Head, who will liaise with the school to ensure it is spent in the best way.


Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding. The impact of the pupil premium is measured by looking at the progress made termly by individual children. Our pupil premium strategy is therefore reviewed regularly. 

Free school meals


All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are eligible for Universal Infant Free School Meals. However registering for Free School Meals if you are eligible, can allow the school to receive extra money to help support you child.


You can be eligible if you receive any of the following:

The entitlement criteria from 1st April 2018 is - 

Income support

Income based Job Seekers Allowance

Income Related Employment and Support Allowance

Eligible for child Tax Credit but not Working Tax Credit and the household income (as used by HMRC to assess tax credits) is not more than £16,190. Please note:  anyone eligible for Working Tax Credit, or if you have a partner and they receive it, regardless of Income, you will not qualify.

The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999


If you would like more information please contact the school office or follow the link:



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Catch up funding 

Following the first lockdown in March 2020, schools were closed to a majority of children causing huge disruption to learning. As part of the programme for children to 'catch-up' with their learning, the government announced a catch-up funding scheme. Schools were allocated £80 per pupil or £240 per pupil in a special unit within mainstream or special school. 

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