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Pupil Premium



What is Pupil Premium?How do I know if my child is eligible
for Pupil Premium funding?


Introduced in 2011, the pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children.


This is based on research showing that children from low income families perform less well at school than their peers.


Often, children who are entitled to pupil premium face challenges such as poor language and communication skills, lack of confidence and issues with attendance and punctuality.  The pupil premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates.

You are eligible for Pupil Premium funding if you are receiving the following benefits:

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA(IB)) - Not JSA (Contributed based)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA(IR) support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) that does not exceed £16,190.
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit.
  • Universal Credit (with a NET of £7400 or less)


Children who are or have been in care, and children who have a parent who is or was in the armed forces, are also entitled to pupil premium.


In addition, pupils who have qualified for free school meals on the above grounds in the past, but are no longer eligible, continue to  receive pupil premium for the next six years.


If your child qualifies for free school meals or has at any point in the past six years, it's important that you tell their school - even if they're in Reception or KS1 and receive universal school meals for infant pupils, or are in KS2 and take a packed lunch - as this enables them to claim pupil premium.


Pupil Premium contact at Minet Junior School


Mrs Bolton is the Admissions Officer and is here to help support you and your family with any questions or queries about Pupil Premium or Free School Meals.


Please feel free to contact her on 01895 462 362



Check if you can receive free school meals.  Click the image below to be taken to the website






Household Support Fund

On 26 May 2022, the government announced that the Household Support Fund would be extended from 1 October 2022 to 31 March 2023, to provide help with the significantly-rising cost of living.

About the Household Support Fund

This new grant funding to local authorities is intended to support low-income households with the cost of food, utilities (and essential goods, in exceptional circumstances) this winter.    

Hillingdon have received approximately £2 million to support Hillingdon residents. 

This scheme will run until no later than Friday 31 March 2023. Once funds have been exhausted, no further payments will be made.   

Households with children aged 0 to 19-years-old and in receipt of benefit related free school meals  

To be eligible for a grant, you must live in a household with children under 19-years-old who attend a school within Hillingdon and be in receipt of at least 1 of the following benefits:  

  • income support  
  • income-based jobseeker's allowance  
  • income-related employment and support allowance  
  • the guaranteed element of pension credit  
  • child tax credit (providing you are not also entitled to working tax credit and your annual gross income is no more than £16,190 )
  • working tax credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for working tax credit)  
  • universal credit - your household income must be less than £7,400 a year after tax and not including any benefits you get  
  • housing benefit and/or council tax reduction.


Subject to eligibility, you will receive £15 per child per week.

These payments will be made the week before the school holiday period.

Utility costs  

If you are eligible for benefit-related free school meals, in receipt of food assistance and you are a resident in Hillingdon, you will be entitled to a one-off cost of living voucher of £80 per household to help towards your utility costs.  This voucher will be sent to you in January 2023.  

How to apply

We will be contacting households eligible for benefit-related free school meals using the data from schools.  


  • If your child receives benefit-related free school meals and you have not received a meal voucher, you must contact the school to check your eligibility we will then notify Hillingdon Council. 

Help with Holiday Childcare Costs


Working families with children aged 0-11 years old (up to 16 years old if the child has a disability) can get help with their childcare costs through Tax-Free Childcare. With a Tax-Free Childcare account, families could save up to £2000 per child per year. Tax-Free Childcare can be used for approved childcare including holiday clubs, after school clubs and childminders. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply: Get Tax-Free Childcare: step by step - GOV.UK (





The following are the targeted/specific programmes run to help with emotional and academic needs to help close the gap for our Pupil Premium children:

• Intervention/small group work with a teacher or a TA

• Intervention programmes –e.g. Fresh Start, read, write inc. Maths tracker, Numicon

• Learning mentor sessions – 1:1 Nurture, Seasons for Growth, self-esteem, Lego therapy..

• Breakfast club (Free of charge to our PPM and Ever 6 pupils)

• Hot School meal at lunchtime

• A range of after school clubs

• Key support worker – To work with vulnerable families as part of Early Intervention including supporting attendance.

• Assistance with Educational visits.

• EAL targeted support

• Free Fruit daily

• Targeted support for emotional and behaviour barriers: Art therapy, Thrive Practitioner and a Boxing mentor programme.

• A laptop to access all online platforms and complete homework on Teams.

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