Pupil Premium

At Olney Infant Academy we aim to give every child the opportunity to reach their full potential.

This encompasses academic progress and we aim to diminish the gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils. This is assisted by ensuring we also look after their social and emotional needs and well-being. We seek to provide an environment in which every member of the school is able to achieve success and fulfilment.

High expectations and consistency of progress and achievement for all pupils is embedded throughout our school, irrespective of gender, race, culture or socio-economic background. We therefore aim to give all children the same opportunities and experiences. For many children this is enhanced further by ensuring Pupil Premium is used to maximum effect.

Pupil Premium is allocated to pupils who fall into one of the following categories:

  • pupils who are recorded as eligible for free school meals, or have been recorded as eligible in the past 6 years
  • children looked after by local authorities, referred to as looked-after children
  • children previously looked after by a local authority or other state care, referred to as previously looked-after children
  • pupils who have parents serving in the armed forces

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years (Ever 6). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months (CLA), those who have previously been looked after (PLAC) and children of service personnel. Pupil Premium funding is currently £1,455 per eligible pupil (£335 for service) for primary schools. Funding is based on those children eligible at the time of the October census date and is payable to the school in 4 instalments throughout the academic year.


To qualify for Pupil Premium funding you would need to be in receipt of one of the following:

  • 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
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you're not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

This funding is not provided automatically.  There is a quick and simple system to use to check your eligibility, so, if you think you qualify, please click on this link. If you find that this does not work, please get in touch with the school office.


Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2023-26 & Review

OIA Pupil Premium Strategy (updated December 2023)

Pupil Premium Strategy 2022-25

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement (old format)

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-22

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-22

Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-21

Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-21

Pupil Premium 2019-2020

Pupil Premium statement 2019-20 

Pupil Premium 2018-2019

Pupil Premium information 2018-2019