Pupil Premium Funding is an allocation of additional Government funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who may be vulnerable to underachievement.
To be eligible for pupil premium the pupil must satisfy one of the following criteria: be currently in receipt of free school meals (FSM), have been in receipt of free school meals within the last 6 years (FSM Ever6), have been adopted from care (Post-LAC), and finally children who are currently looked after (LAC or also know as CLA). There is also a service child premium for children with parents who are currently serving in the military. For each FSM and FSM Ever6 pupil the school receives £1320 per academic year. For each LAC and Post LAC pupil the school receives £2300 per academic year. For each Service child we receive £300.
This money is spent in a variety of ways to support disadvantaged pupils across our school. Although schools are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils, we do work closely with professionals and families to ensure this is spent in the very best way to support personal well-being and academic progress.
How do we spend this funding?
At Hareside, the funding is used in a variety of ways to help to target appropriate support and overcome any barriers to learning. This might include improving attendance, supporting emotional well-being, narrowing attainment gaps or providing enhancement opportunities to the curriculum.
We are held accountable for the decisions we make regarding the spend of our Pupil Premium allocation and the impact it has had for pupils.
Our Pupil Premium Impact Statement
Details about how we spent the PPG and its impact on pupil attainment and progress are available in the documents that can be downloaded below.
The information includes:
Our pupil premium grant allocation amount
A summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school
How we will spend the pupil premium to overcome those barriers and the reasons for that approach
How we measure the effect of the pupil premium
The date of the next review of the school’s pupil premium strategy
How we spent the pupil premium allocation during the previous year
The effect of the expenditure on eligible and other pupils during the previous year
Are you eligible for this additional funding for your child?
If you think your child may eligible to receive this additional funding and support but are not sure whether the school are aware of this, please speak to the school office or Mrs Wong.