Croft Primary School

Croft Primary School
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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium at Croft Primary School: 

The pupil premium grant is funding to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in state-funded schools in England.  

To ensure that pupil premium is focused on effective approaches to raising the educational attainment of disadvantaged pupils, schools must use their pupil premium in line with the ‘menu of approaches’ set by the Department for Education. 

The menu has been developed in line with the EEF’s 3-tiered approach to help school allocate spending across the following 3 areas: 

  • supporting the high-quality teaching, such as staff professional development 
  • providing targeted academic support, such as tutoring, including through the National Tutoring Programme 
  • tackling non-academic barriers to academic success, such as difficulties in attendance, behaviour and social and emotional wellbeing 


The following groups are eligible for Pupil Premium: 

  • Pupils who are recorded as eligible for free school meals, or have been recorded as eligible in the past 6 years, including eligible children of families who have no recourse to public funds (NRPF) 
  • Children looked after by local authorities, referred to as looked-after children 
  • Children previously looked after by a local authority or other state care, referred to as previously looked-after children 
  • Service pupil premium is additional funding for schools with pupils who have parents serving in the armed forces. It has been combined into pupil premium payments to make it easier for schools to manage their spending. 
  • Applying for Pupil Premium (Free School Meals) for your child

  • For further information: Free school meals and milk | Nottinghamshire County Council 

     You can apply online and will need: 

    1. your personal details (including national insurance number and date of birth of the parent/carer) 
    2. child’s details in full, including their date of birth and the school they attend. 

    If you are eligible for free school meals the start date will normally be within two working days of parents contacting us and entitlement being confirmed. Children attending maintained nurseries also qualify for a free school meal as long as they are receiving funded early years education before and after lunch.  

    If you are unable to apply online, please call 0300 500 80 80


Schools receive the following grants (2023-2024): 

  • £1,455 for each pupil in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM 
  • £2,530 for each looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority 
  • £2,530 for each child who has ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or a residence order 
  • £335 for each pupil in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as a Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.


Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2023-2024