Shay Lane Primary School

Pupil Premium

Our Pupil Premium Lead in school is Mrs Melgram

Please find the link to the Pupil Premium Strategy Document below. 

The document includes information on our school's Pupil Premium grant allocation amount funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils,  a summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school, how we will spend the allocated amount to overcome those barriers and the reasons for our approach. 

Pupil Premium Statement 2023-2024

Pupil Premium Statement 2022-2023

Pupil Premium Statement 2021-2022


Eligibility for Pupil Premium

The information below outlines the criteria for the Pupil Premium Grant.

Provided your child is attending school full time they will qualify if you receive:

  • Income Support

  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance

  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

  • Child Working Tax Credit with no working Tax Credit and have an income, as assessed by the Inland Revenue, that does not exceed £16,190

  • Support under Part V1 of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999

  • Employment Support Allowance (Income Related) (ESA-IR)


All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive free school meals as provided under the Universal Free School Meals programme.  However some children may be entitled to receive free school meals if their parents are in receipt of certain benefits. If your child is eligible for free school meals, it is important that you make an application even if your child is not going to have the school lunch.  This is because schools receive a ‘Pupil Premium’ – an extra payment for each eligible child which can be spent on useful services.


NB Registering for free school meals will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.

If you think you may qualify, application forms are available from the School Office.

Eligibility for the Early Years Pupil Premium

How to check if your child is eligible for the Early Years Pupil Premium.

All 3 and 4 year-olds in state-funded early education will attract EYPP funding if they meet at least 1 of the following criteria:

Children must receive free early education in order to attract EYPP funding. They do not have to take up the full 570 hours of early education they are entitled to in order to get EYPP.

Children become eligible for free early education at different points in the year depending on when they turn 3. Details of the dates when children become eligible are available from the school office.