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Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium Funding

The pupil premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement. The amount received is dependent on the number of children who are eligible and have claimed for free school meals at any time in the last six years. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used.  



  • We organise teaching and learning at The Hayes in order to meet the needs of all children in the best way.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups and that socially disadvantaged children have their needs adequately assessed and met.
  • We recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all children that are disadvantaged have free school meals.
  • We allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any child the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged and should be making better progress. However, throughout the year, all disadvantaged pupils will benefit from the funding.
  • We will allocate Pupil Premium funding after a needs analysis.


Eligibility Criteria

In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, we received £1320 for each child (from reception to Year 6) registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. We also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order

Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £1,900 of pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils doesn’t come directly to The Hayes; it goes to the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child. VSHs are responsible for managing pupil premium funding for looked-after children.


Information for Parents re Eligibility for Free School Meals/ Pupil Premium Funding:

All parents (including those who are currently eligible for free school meals under the universal offer) are encouraged to check their child's eligibility for Pupil Premium or continued free school meals (from Key Stage 2) and this can be checked via this link. Information required for this process includes name, address, national insurance number or asylum support service number.  In addition, parents will need to provide their child's name, date of birth and identify the school they are attending.      


Parents/guardians in England may be eligible for free school meals 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
  • 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.


Parents of children eligible for Pupil Premium funding are encouraged to speak to their children’s class teacher to find out more about how their child is benefitting from this additional funding.


If you think your child may possibly be eligible for free school meals, even if you don't want your child to eat school meals, please use the link above to check your eligibility.  Every child who is eligible generates valuable income for the school.


It is for the school to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent.  Each school is responsible for monitoring both the use of the funding and the impact it is having upon FSM pupils. Please click the link below to see the Pupil Premium Spend and Impact at The Hayes Primary School.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-19 and Impact 2017-18

Pupil Premium Strategy and Impact 2016-2017

Pupil Premium Spend and Impact 2015-16

Pupil Premium Spend and Impact 2014-2015

All of our staff are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.