Disadvantaged Pupils

Disadvantaged Spending

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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.

As you are aware the Government give funding to schools for all children entitled to free school meals (FSM).


Your child could be entitled to Disadvantaged Pupils (additional funding to support his/her education).      

  Pupil Premium children receive additional discounts for a range of school activities including clubs and trips as well as Free School Meals.
Your child will be eligible for Pupil Premium if your family is in receipt of:
·         Income Support (IS)
·         Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (JSA(IB))
·         Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related) (ESA (IR))
·         Child Tax Credit (CTC), provided you do not also receive Working Tax Credit and have an annual income, as assessed by the Inland Revenue, that does not exceed £16.19
·         Guarantee Credit element of State Pension Credit
·         Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
·         Children who have been adopted are also entitled to Pupil Premium but parents/carers must inform us so that we can register them.
·         Please ask for an application form at either school office if you think you might be entitled to this extra funding for your child.


In 2015 Blue Coat CE (Aided) Infant school were selected as a national finalist by the Department of Education for a Pupil Premium Award celebrating our excellent provision for disadvantaged children.

Mr Orlik attended the Award Ceremony in London. Where he met the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and the Minister for Schools, David Laws.

Pupil Premium Awards 2015

Mrs Neal and Mrs Whitmore brilliant Leadership of Pupil Premium at the Infants.