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Bottesford Primary School

Bottesford Primary School

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is extra government money allocated to schools each year to support children's learning and development. It is designed to break down barriers and provide equal opportunities to all children by providing new learning activities, widening life experiences, providing tools or equipment to support learning at school and at home, or providing one to one or extra group sessions.

It is at the discretion of the school how this funding is used, but the school is expected to report on how it has spent this grant in the previous year, the impact of this spending, and how it intends to spend it in the current year. You will find a link to our latest report at the bottom of this page.

Who is eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant?

Pupils are eligible for the Pupil Premium grant if they currently receive free school meals or have received them at any time since being at school.

Families are encouraged to apply for free school meals if they think they may be eligible, even if their child brings a packed lunch from home.

Pupils are eligible if their parents or carers are in receipt of any of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit (provided you have a net income of £7400 or less)
  • The following children are also eligible for Pupil Premium Grant:
  • Children who are adopted
  • Children who are currently in the care of the local authority (Looked After Children)
  • Children of UK Forces personnel

If you require any assistance with applying or require any advice about your eligibility, please telephone LTS Catering Services on 0116 305 5417 or email



Free School Meals

To apply for Free School Meals, please use the application form from the Leicestershire County Council Website by clicking here

Further information on other benefits that you may be entitled to can be found on the Leicestershire County Council Website here