Mitton Manor Primary School

Mitton Manor Primary School

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium Funding? 


Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools and academies to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.  It was first introduced in April 2011.  Pupil Premium funding from the government is given to schools to help pupils reach their full potential, regardless of their background or financial situation. 


It's provided for pupils who: 


  • Are registered for free school meals
  • Have been registered for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years
  • Are, or have been, in care
  • Have parents in the armed forces


At Mitton Manor Primary School, we get an extra £1,320 for every eligible pupil who is registered for free school meals. This extra money could make a real difference to the quality of education we offer. 


For example, we've previously used pupil premium funding for:


  • Educational provision/resources
  • Academic interventions
  • Wellbeing and self esteem interventions 


Is my child eligible for free school meals?


Your child might be eligible if you access: 


Income support

Income based jobseeker's Allowance of 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 also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)

Working Tax Credit run-on

Universal credit, provided you have an annual net earned  income not exceeding £7,400 (£616.67 per month)


Universal Infant Free School Meals

Currently, pupils in reception, year 1 and year 2 are entitled to a free school meal thanks to a different government funding scheme known as universal infant free school meals (UIFSM). You shouldn't confuse UIFSM with free school meals and the pupil premium. 


If your child is in reception, year 1 or year 2 and is eligible for free school meals according to the criteria above, you should still register because we''ll recieve the extra pupil premium funding. 


Does my child have to eat the  free school meals? 

No. Pupils who are registered for free school meals don't have to eat them. If you're eligible but you want your child to have packed lunches, you should still register because the school will receive the funding which can support your child in other ways. 


How do I register?

To register, please visit




The Government believes that Head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the Pupil Premium funding.  They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:


• The performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers

• The new Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on attainment of pupil groups, in particular those who attract the Pupil Premium

• The new reports for parents that schools now have to publish online


Key Principles at Mitton Manor 


1. Mitton Manor has an academy wide commitment to raise achievement for pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium.

2. Mitton Manor creates an overall package of support aimed to tackle the range of barriers including, attendance, behaviour, external factors, professional development focussing on improving outcomes for eligible pupils, improving the quality of teaching and learning, language acquisition, parental engagement and development of literacy and numeracy skills.

3. Mitton Manor uses assessment systems to track and enable thorough analysis of data (Reading, Writing and Maths) to identify pupils who are under achieving and why.

4. Mitton Manor directs resources and interventions to accelerate progress of eligible pupils and close the attainment gap compared to their peers.

5. Mitton Manor uses data to carefully track the impact of targeted spending (interventions or projects) on attainment and progress of eligible pupils.

6. The Head teacher has a clear overview of how funding is allocated and the difference it is making to the outcomes of pupils termly.

7. The Head teacher will ensure class teachers know which pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium so they can take responsibility for accelerating progress and accountability is shared across the academy.

8. Allocation of funding will in the first instance be targeted towards raising the achievement of children on FSM.  We, however, reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has identified as being in need of intervention and support.


More Information 

For more information about pupil premium please see our funding plan, if you have any further questions or specific concerns then please contact the school office