The Pupil Premium is funding given to schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
This funding is additional and is spent on extra provision. This can include paying for an additional teacher or for additional resources.
Pupils are eligible for the Pupil Premium if they:
- Are currently or have been eligible for free school meals in the last six years.
- Are ‘looked after’ children.
- Are children of service personnel. (This group currently receives a lower amount)
Despite the introduction of the Universal Free School Meals Offer for Infant pupils from September 2014, families must still make an application for ‘Free school meals’ if they are eligible, in order for their child to qualify for the pupil premium.
How do you apply?
If you are between jobs or even just experiencing a short break in employment, your child may be eligible to receive the Pupil Premium Grant. If you or your spouse or partner are receiving certain benefits, your child may be eligible. Looked after children and service children are also eligible.
If you think your child might be eligible, please speak to the School Office and they can apply for you. The School Office need your contact details, your National Insurance Number and date of birth to apply.
Alternatively, you can apply yourself here
If your child is eligible for pupil premium funding, you might also be able to claim a uniform grant from Hounslow Council by filling in the form here.
Schools are held accountable for how they spend the pupil premium through Ofsted Inspection and a statutory requirement to publish income and academic attainment on their websites. The pupil premium report for our school can be found at the foot of this page. This report is produced annually and presented to governors.
Catch up Premium, School led Tuition & Recovery Funding
After the national school closures, the government released additional funding to support schools in helping children to ‘catch up’ on learning elements of the curriculum that they may have missed out on.
In the summer term 2021, we used our catch up premium to engage two tutors from an accredited provider and an additional teaching assistant to provide catch up support. 120 pupils across the school received tuition over the term. The additional teaching assistant also worked with small groups across the school on curriculum gaps. This provision complimented an adjusted curriculum that teachers provided, focussed on addressing whole class issues as a result of school closures.
In the 2021-22 academic year, we are using our School led tuition funding to provide further tutoring, from January 2022. Further details on our spending plans for the recovery funding can be found in our pupil premium statement at the foot of this page.