The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility
The amount of money school's receive to support children eligible for the Pupil Premium has been steadily rising. For example in 2012-13 we received £623 per eligible child, and in 2013-14 £900. This has risen again in the financial year 2015-16, with the school now receiving £1,320 per eligible child.
Whilst we are free to spend the Pupil Premium as we see fit, we must be accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.
Charges and Remissions
At HIS some of the Pupil Premium monies helps to fund: clubs, trips and subsidise in school experiences for children who have been eligible for recognised Free School Meals. This ensures all children have the same opportunities and are not disadvantaged.
Although school meals are now provided for all Infant school children the ‘Free School Meal’ system still exists and can be applied for simply by providing the Head Teacher with your National Insurance number, no form to complete. Please contact us for more information and advice.
Pupil Premium Governors
Mrs S Orledge was elected as the governor with delegated responsiblity for pupil premium, however the overall responsiblity for Pupil Premium spending remains with the Full Governing Body.
Parents/carers of children eligible for Pupil Premium were surveyed in March 2013 to find out how they felt the extra money should be spent to improve outcomes for their child. This information, along with research into case studies of success at other schools and lessons learnt since 2012, has been used to make our final decision.
Pupil Premium Reports
Please use the links below to find out how Pupil Premium has/is being spent in our school and the outcomes for our Pupil Premium children. We will analyse the impact of the 2017-18 Pupil Premium at the end of the academic year.
Click here to see details of how we plan to spend the Pupil Premium at Hartford for the financial year 2017-18.
For further information on Pupil Premium please click here.