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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. The Pupil Premium attracts up to £1320 per disadvantaged child and looked after children (LAC) £1900.

"The government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most."

The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).

(this is taken from the DFE website April 2016)

Please click on the documents below to see how Overdale Infant School uses Pupil Premium funding.

Holiday Activities and Food Programme Summer 2022

The Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) will be available over the summer holidays for children eligible for benefits-related free school meals. 

Eligible children can access up to 4 weeks of free activities and they will also receive a healthy lunch each day that they attend.  

There are over 60 programmes taking place across the city for parents to choose from.  The dates, times and age suitability will differ by provider.  

Spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis to children and young people who meet all of the following criteria:

  • live in Leicester City
  • are receiving benefits related free school meals
  • are in the age range for that programme

Please see the list of programme providers attached. You can also find out more information by visiting Family Information | Holiday activities and food programme (

Please note registration for the programmes will close on Sunday 29th June 2022

The list of programme providers can be found here.



The Government has recognised that “Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19)" and have allocated funding to address this.

The funding can be used for specific activities to support pupils to catch up for lost teaching during lockdown and schools have the flexibility to spend this funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances. 

The funding will now be carried forward into the school year of 2021-22 and will be spend as per the report below.