Pupil Premium

Closing the gap! 

Pupil Premium is a sum of additional funding that is linked to the number of pupils on roll that are from lower income families. Here at St. Nic's we believe that all children should have the chance to thrive and achieve their full potential. This funding is used to provide support for all those who require it, ensuring they have a good chance of achieving well in Reading, Writing and Maths. It is also used to ensure all children get to be involved in the trips and extra curricular activities that we provide. 

Reminder of Free School Meals Eligibility

All Key Stage 1 (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) pupils are entitled to receive a free school meal. This is part of the Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) initiative and regardless of what benefits are being claimed.

Children in Year 3 and above

Your child may be eligible for benefits-related free school meals if you, or the child themselves, meet the eligibility criteria.

A child is eligible for free school meals if their parent/carer (or the child themselves) receives any of the following benefits:

Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods).

Income Support (IS)

Job Seekers' Allowance (Income-Based) and equal based Job Seekers Allowance

Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA-IR) and equal based Employment and Support Allowance

Child Tax Credit (CTC) with an annual income of less than £16,190

Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Guarantee Element of Pension Credit (GPC)

Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (IAA) Supports

If you are claiming the benefits listed below you are not eligible for free school meals. This is regardless of what other benefits/credits are being claimed.

Working Tax Credit

Contribution-Based Job Seeker's Allowance and/or Contribution-Based Employment and Support Allowance


If you’re child is eligible for benefits-related free school meals you may also be entitled to claim Cost of Living Support payments.