Pupil and Sports Premium, Free School Meals

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)

What is it?

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and diminish the difference between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.

Pupil premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units. To see our PPG strategy for the coming academic year please see the document below.

Pupil Premium is given for children whose family income is low or for other specific reasons (see below). If you think your child may be eligible to receive this extra funding, please contact Mrs Gemmell in confidence.

How much is it?

Schools receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals, now or at any point in the last 6 years:

£1,300 for primary-aged pupils or

£1,900 for each looked-after pupil who:

  • has been looked after for 1 day or more
  • was adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or
  • left care under a special guardianship order or  a residence order

How do we spend this money?

Pupil Premium grant has been used to build skills and expertise to provide ongoing nurture provision and resources; additional teaching assistant support; teaching time to reduce class sizes; one to one tuition and small booster groups;  pay for pupils to attend school activities/clubs and residentials; and for assessment of needs.  Further specific information is provided in the Pupil Premium Strategy below.

What difference has this made to the attainment of disadvantaged pupils?

The funds have supported our disadvantaged pupils to make improved progress in their learning and has ensured that they are have been able to participate fully in all activities.  A more detailed explanation as to how this money has been spent and the impact of this spending is provided in the Pupil Premium Strategy.  

Bamford Primary School Pupil Premium Grant Strategy can be viewed here -  Budget and Planned Spending

Link to Pupil Premium Strategy - by academic year


Free school meal entitlement

All children aged 3 to 18 at Derbyshire nurseries or schools can get a free meal if they qualify.

Qualifying criteria:

  • Universal Credit, provided they have an annual net earned income not exceeding £7,400 (£616.67 per month)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190) as assessed by HMRC
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

Link to DCC web-page for Free School Meal Applications


Catch-up Premium Grant

What is it?

 A pot of money from the Government to help children 'catch-up' after having time off school due to COVID-19.

Link to the catch-up premium plan for 2020-2021


Sports Premium

What is it?

Sports premium is ring-fenced money which is paid to all maintained schools on an annual basis. The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils.  It is intended that this funding should be used to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles for all.

How much is it?

The school received the following funding allocation per academic year (ACYR):








Sports Premium Income 






 £16000 estimate

Bamford Primary School Sport Premium Grant Strategy can be viewed here -  Budget and Planned Spending

Link to Evidence and action plan For PE and Sport Premium Grant - by academic year


Financial Reporting for Bamford Primary School

Union duties 

During the academic years  2019-20, 2020-2021 & 2021-2022 no staff hours were assigned to official union duties hours.

Publication of individual salaries 

There are no individuals employed by Bamford Primary School with earnings from school in excess of £100,000.  This statement covers academic years 2022-23 (and all previous years). No staff member will earn in excess of £100,000 during the current academic year (2023-2024).

Link to Schools Financial Benchmarking Service


page last updated on 17/01/2024


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