Pupil Premium Grant

The Pupil Premium Grant is given to schools to support children in narrowing the attainment gap between pupil groups.  Common barriers for pupil premium children could be less support at home, weak language and communication skills, lack of confidence, more frequent behaviour difficulties and attendance and punctuality issues.

For the 2017 -2018 academic year we have been funded for 85 children who qualify for the grant (numbers taken from the January 2017 census). 

Through targeted interventions we are supporting our pupil premium children to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. Most of our pupil premium children start school with low attainment on entry, however with targeted support we aim to make sure that our pupil premium children are given opportunities to make accelerated progress in order to reach age related expectations as they move through Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 in line with their peers.

The key indicator to identify children who are entitled to the pupil premium funding are those who have free schools meals. However as all children in infant schools are now having free school meals it is becoming more challenging to make sure that we access the funding for our pupil premium children that they are entitled.

 Therefore, if you think your child might be entitled to free school meals, it will help the school enormously if you register by completing the application form attached and returning it to the school office along with the required evidence as listed on the form.

Please do this even if you do not intend your child to have free school meals the school will still receive money for your child.

You are entitled to Free School Meals if you are in receipt of Income Support, an Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, an Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance, Child Tax Credit (only if you do NOT receive Working Tax Credit), Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit, National Asylum Support Service.

If you are entitled to free school meals you are also entitled to free school milk for your child.

Thank you for your help in this matter.

Please click on the link below even if you are still not sure to see if your child is entitled to the funding.


Is your child entitled to free school meals?


Pupil Premium Strategy Document 2017 - 2018

Pupil Premium Strategy Document 2016 - 2017

Impact Statement 2016 - 2017

Pupil Premium Grant 2015 - 2016

Impact Statement 2015 - 2016

Sports Premium

At Sylvan Infant School we are passionate about physical education and value the benefits to our children. We share the Department for Education Vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding;

ALL pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

At Sylvan we are using our sport premium money to improve the 5 key indicators:

  1. the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
  2. the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
  3. increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  4. broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  5. increased participation in competitive sport

Our overall aim is to raise standards in PE and school sport increasing participation and opportunities to all of our children. We aim to provide high quality lessons and learning for all.