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East Preston Infant School

East Preston Infant School

Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium


The pupil premium grant, also known as PPG, gives schools extra funding, with the aim to

  • Raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential
  • Support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces

It is allocated to schools in addition to the main school budget. It is awarded on the basis of the number of children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or who have ever been on Free School Meals in the last 6 years (FSM Ever6). The funding is seen by the Government as a way to address the current inequalities between children eligible for FSM and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Children who are looked after face additional barriers to reaching their potential and so, these children too will receive a premium.

The recovery premium grant is part of the government’s package of funding to support pupils whose education has been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19).

It is a time-limited grant providing over £300m of additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year and £1bn across the 2022 to 2023 and 2023 to 2024 academic years.

It is focused on pupil premium eligible pupils and pupils in specialist settings such as special schools, special units and pupil referral units (PRUs). This is because of the additional impact of the pandemic on these students.


Are you Eligible for Free School Meals?

We encourage all parents and carers to ensure that staff at our school know whether their child is entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) or has a parent who is a member of the armed services.
If you think your child is eligible, please complete an online application form by following the link below:-

Parents can register their child for FSM if they are in receipt of any of the following benefits:

  •          Income Support 
  •          Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance 
  •          Income-related Employment Support Allowance 
  •          Support from the National Asylum Support Service (NASS) 
  •          Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income, as  assessed by HRM Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190 
  •          Guarantee element of State Pension Credit 
  •          Working Tax Credit “Run-on” – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit 
  •          Universal credit 

How can I find out more about the pupil Premium? 
More information about Pupil Premium can be found on the DfE website at: 

Even if your child does not want to have school meals, please register your child if you are eligible. The school only receives the extra funding if your child is registered.

See below for the application form


How do we allocate the funding?

Schools are free to decide how they spend the Pupil Premium. We are, however, held accountable for how we have used the funding to support pupils from these families. We are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium, ensuring that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.

The Education Endowment Foundation has produced a guide to using pupil premium funding to help teachers and schools effectively use the pupil premium to support disadvantaged pupils.


Our Current Strategy Statement and review of funding


Pupil Premium Strategy for 2023/24 and review of funding for 2022/23

Please click on the links below for our previous Pupil Premium statements.