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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.

October Half Term Food Offer

Leicester City Council is working in partnership with Samworth Brother to give eligible families the opportunity to sign up for free food and groceries for use over the October half term holiday. 

There will be six pop-up pantry venues across the city to choose from, each providing parents/carer with the opportunity to collect healthy and nutritious food for the half-term.

This offer is for families who have children that meet the following criteria:

  • receive benefits-related free school meals
  • who are full time school (4 to 16 years)
  • live in Leicester City or attend a city school if they live outside of Leicester

Places at venues are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis to those who meet all of the above registration criteria.

To register please complete the online registration form by midnight on Tuesday 4 October 2022. Late requests will not be accepted.



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 spent as per the report below.