Parkside School

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Pupil premium strategy statement

This statement details our school’s use of pupil premium (and recovery premium for the 2021 to 2022 academic year) funding to help improve the attainment of our Pupil Premium pupils.

It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year’s spending of pupil premium had within our school.

School Overview



School name

Parkside School

Number of pupils in school


Proportion (%) of pupil premium eligible pupils


Date this statement was published

December 2023

Date on which it will be reviewed

September 2024

Statement authorised by

Steve Tighe, Headteacher

Pupil premium lead

Joanna Kempston, Associate Principal

Governor / Trustee lead

Governing Group

Funding Overview



Pupil premium funding allocation this academic year


Recovery premium funding allocation this academic year


Pupil premium funding carried forward from previous years (enter £0 if not applicable)


Total budget for this academic year

£356,779 (+17,674 towards tutoring)


Full Pupil Premium Strategy available here.

Are you eligible for Free School Meals?

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • 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 guaranteed 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 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
  • A parent in the regular armed forces
  • Pupils who are Looked after Children (LAC). i.e. those in the care of the local authority.
  • Pupils who where formally looked after children (FLAC) i.e. those that were previously cared for by the local authority

How to apply:

Apply online using the link below

Email: benefits@bradford.gov.uk

Telephone Bradford Council – 01274 432772

Write to: Bradford Council Housing & Benefits Reduction,

PO Box 1251,



In addition to the above, please feel free to contact Mr Cariss (email - chris.cariss@parksideschool.net ) if you wish to discuss this further.

Some benefits that your child may be entitled to:

  • £2.35 daily allowance for school meals (for children entitled to free school meals)
  • Targeted intervention classes
  • Funding educational trips & visits
  • Investment in IT – access to laptops
  • Mentoring
  • Revision skills
  • National Tuition programme providing additional tutoring in subjects including Maths, English & Science Vouchers for uniform