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What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. If a child has been eligible for free school meals, (FSM), at any point, they attract funding for 6 years. If a child has been in local authority care for a day or more (LAC) the school receives an amount per head within their budget. Pupil Premium has risen each year to the current amount of £1455 per pupil for those pupils who are or have been on FSM and £2,530 for LAC pupils. A provision of £335 is also made for children who have a parent in the armed services.


Muskham Primary School is committed to ensuring maximum progress for all groups of children and strive to close any gaps. We have a clear, strategic approach to the use of specific Pupil Premium funding and plans are integrated into wider school support and improvement systems. These are monitored and evaluated regularly and in depth data analysis ensures that the correct support and strategies are identified to maximise progress.


Strong leadership systems ensure that Pupil Premium funding has the necessary impact. This includes the Headteacher and SENDCO leading the development plan and coordinated strategic leadership approach to implementing plans. All matters relating to Pupil Premium are reported back to Governors via the Strategic committee, ensuring that the school is held to account for the impact of spending.

HM Armed Forces

For parents or carers who are members of HM Armed Forces, Muskham Primary School is happy to offer parent-teacher meetings via Skype.  An appointment can be arranged directly with your child's teacher using the email form on their class webpage

Are your children eligible for Pupil Premium Funding?

Pupil Premium money is used to directly fund additional teaching of individual pupils.  The criteria for funding are that parents must receive one of the following benefits:

  • income support
  • income based jobseeker’s allowance
  • income related employment support allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • child tax credit, provided you are not entitled to working tax credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • guarantee element of state pension credit


You can apply directly using the link below.  This is the same form as for Free School Meals.  If you are already registered for Free School Meals you do not need to re-complete the form for Pupil Premium. 

Are your children eligible for Free School Meals?

Children who are adopted from public care, in care, under a special guardianship arrangement and children of HM Armed Forces also qualify.  Parents or carers of children in these circumstances should speak to Mrs Crossland for more information. 

Muskham Primary School Pupil Premium Stragegy Statement (Primary) 2021 - 22