Wigton Nursery and Infant School

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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 2023 - 2024 financial year schools will receive:

  • pupil premium funding of £1455 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 £2530 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 £2530 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:

  • 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 guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you're not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if your household income is less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get) 

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



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