Meonstoke CE Infant School

Nurture, Grow, Flourish


For more information on our school's financial position, please see link below. Please note that expenditure is judged on what has already been notified as being allocated to our budget and not to promised allocations in order to avoid expenditure that could possibly be withdrawn.

Pupil Premium Funding


What is the Pupil Premium Funding?

Pupil Premium was introduced by the Department for Education (DfE) in 2011 as additional funding for pupils who receive Free School Meals (FSM) and who are Looked After Children (LAC). This is because the DfE recognise that good education is key to improving young people's life chances. Research has shown that this can be the case for children from low-income families, or who are Looked After Children, these children are far less likely to leave school with good GCSE results than their peers.


The Pupil Premium is a designated pot of money within the school budget which is used to provide extra resources or support to ensure that these children attain in line with their peers. The Pupil Premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This money is designed to support the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.


If you are a parent or carer and think you are eligible for Pupil Premium, please either click on the link or contact the school office 



How much is it?

There is a variance in funding for the different 'vulnerable groups'. £1,300 is allocated for each child who receives Free School Meals and £300 for a child whose parents are serving in the armed forces. It is up to the school to decide how best to spend the money allocated. During an inspection OFSTED will explore the impact of how the money has been spent.


How is the money being spent?

Please see the report below.

Sports Premium Funding


What is the Sports Premium Funding?

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport. The purpose of this funding is to be used to further improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.


How much is it?

Funding has been allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase pupils (Years 1 - 6). Each school with 17 or more eligible pupils will receive £16,000 lump sum plus an additional payment of £10 per pupil (as recorded in the annual schools census in January). It is given in two allocations over the year, one in April and one in October. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.


How is the money being spent?

Please see report below

Covid Catch Up Funding 2020/21


What is Covid-Catch up funding?

The universal catch-up premium funding is available for all state-funded mainstream and special schools, and alternative provision. The catch-up premium has been designed to mitigate the effects of the unique disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19) and will only be available for the 2020 to 2021 academic year.


How much is it?

Schools’ allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in years reception through to year 11. It is allocated in three tranches - October 2020, February 2021 and Summer 2021.


How will it be spent?

Please see report below.