What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is provided to schools to help all pupils reach their full potential, regardless of their background or financial situation. Some children are entitled to additional funding in order to help support their academic progress and give them the same chances as other children. The PPG is intended to directly benefit pupils who are eligible, helping to diminish the difference between them and their classmates.
The Pupil Premium Grant is in addition to the main school budget and is calculated according to the number of children who eligible for Free School Meals (or who have been eligible at any time in the last 6 years) plus the number of children who are ‘looked after’ (i.e. who are, or have been, in local authority care) and those with parents in the armed forces.
Does my child qualify?
Your child can get a free school meal if you receive any of the following:
If you think your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium Funding, there is an eligibility checker here: https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/at-school/free-school-meals/free-school-meals.aspx or alternatively please contact the school office for support completing the form, please book an appointment with Geri Phipps/Lisa Carlon via the school office.
Pupil Premium Statement
The Pupil Premium funding that is received by the school annually is used in a variety of ways in order to improve pupil attainment and to help overcome any barriers to learning. This money is sent to schools based on the numbers of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals. The amount of money allocated to schools under Pupil Premium is clearly identifiable. It is, however, at our discretion to decide how it is spent, as we are in the best position to assess what intervention strategies or additional support will be best placed to support individual pupils to make progress.
All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used, and the impact of any work done.
This money is not ‘ring fenced’, however, as good practice has shown, the way this money is used should be planned and allocated at the start of the financial year. The provision to which funds have been allocated has been decided based on rigorous research about interventions which have the most impact. The Sutton Trust – EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit has been used to prioritise spending based on potential impact. Low cost strategies with a high impact currently being used in school which are not reflected in the above spend include:
All matters regarding the use of Pupil Premium funds are treated with discretion and in confidence.