Pupil Premium - Holton le Clay Schools
About the Pupil Premium ?
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. Schools are allocated funding for children from low-income families who are eligible for free school meals, looked after children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces, to support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.
The Pupil Premium is allocated to local authorities and schools, by the number of pupils on roll on Census date, that are known to have been eligible for free school meals at any time in the last six years.
Pupil Premium will be received by schools for children in care who have been looked after continuously for at least six months.
Pupil Premium for children of parents in the armed services, who face particular challenges will also be received by schools.
What is the pupil premium?
The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. It is targeted at pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as students from less deprived families. The premium is £1455 and is aimed at pupils who at any point in the past 6 years have been in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) ; £2530 goes to any student who has been continuously looked after for the past six months or who has been adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or who has left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order; finally £335 is aimed at pupils whose parent/parents are currently serving in the armed forces or are in receipt of a pension from the MoD
How the Pupil Premium is spent is monitored closely with all schools accountable for the impact of the money spent.
At Holton le Clay Schools we pride ourselves on utilising the Pupil Premium to support our pupils across the curriculum, maximising the life opportunities for all pupils.
Why is there a pupil premium?
Pupils who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in their school career have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible.
How many pupils at Holton le Clay School's are eligible for disadvantage pupil premiums?
Currently 20% of students at Holton le Clay Junior School are eligible for Pupil Premium (including FSM, SC,LAC,PLAC)
Currently 31% of pupils at Holton le Clay Infant School are eligible for Pupil Premium (including FSM, SC,LAC,PLAC )
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Families who receive certain benefits may be 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)
It is vital that the on-line application form is completed to allow additional funding to be released to the school.
How will the impact of the spending of the Pupil Premium be measured?
To monitor progress on attainment, new measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. At Holton le Clay Schools, the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment, will be used to inform pupil progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention.
To view Holton le Clay Schools Pupil Premium Policy please view our Policies tab on Key Information.
The Pupil Premium Strategies for academic years, 2022-2024 are shown below:
Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for Holton-le-Clay Junior School