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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.

In September this year Leicester City Council offered financial support to families via a Household Support Fund. They are now offering this again.

Previously referrals had to be made by a professional i.e. the school. However currently you can make a referral yourself for support with:

  • Food costs
  • Gas and electricity costs
  • Water costs

The school does still have the facility to make applications to the Household Support Fund for families who need further support. This would only be for:

  • White goods (via referral only)
  • Exceptional cases of genuine emergency, to support housing costs where existing housing support/discretionary schemes do not meet this need

Applications can be submitted by families; however, this will be live based on one week on and two weeks off (subject to demand).  The dates below show when the form will be live:

  • 14 November - 21 November 2022
  • 5 December - 12 December 2022
  • 3 January - 9 January 2023
  • 23 January - 30 January 2023
  • 13 February - 5 March 2023

To qualify for applications you must meet the following criteria:

  • a resident within Leicester; and
  • aged sixteen years or more; and
  • on a low income; and
  • have personal savings of less than £1,500, and
  • be experiencing financial hardship;

You will only be entitled to receive a non-food grant if you meet the following criteria:

  • have not been eligible to receive a November Cost of Living Payment, and
  • have not received support from the previous phase of the Household Support Fund (April-September 2022), or
  • are considered financially vulnerable, or at risk.

Full details and the application form can be found at  

If you would like to make an application for white goods or housing costs due to emergency, please contact the school. Mr Lang our family support worker will be processing applications. He can be contacted via the main school reception or emailing FAO Mr Lang.



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.