What is ‘Pupil Premium’?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. It is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children from services families.
What is the Purpose of ‘Pupil Premium’?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Who is accountable?
Schools are free to spend their Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, we will be held to account for how we have used the additional funding to narrow the gap for these targeted pupils. We are required to publish online how we have used the premium. This is to ensure that parents and other stakeholders are made fully aware of the impact of this additional resourcing on learning and achievement outcomes within our school.
More information can be found here
For information about how Pupil Premium is spent at Harold Court Primary School and how are children achieving please click the links below.
Pupil Premium Strategy - 3 Year Plan
If you or your child are receiving any of the following benefits you may be eligible for free school meals:
Income Support Jobseekers Allowance
Income related employment support allowance
Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit
Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
Working Tax Credit run on
If you think your child may be entitled to Free School Meals you can find out more information by clicking here.