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 at the autumn term Full Governing body meeting (late October/early November). The current report was presented on Thursday 1st November 2018. The next report will be presented to governors on Thursday 7th November 2019.
In 2018-19 we are using the Pupil Premium Grant in a variety of ways, including:
-providing small group tuition and 1:1 tuition in maths and English;
-developing speaking and listening skills as well as a curiosity for learning through a series of local area visits with Reception and Years 1, 2 (see below);
-developing links with charities and organisations which focus on raising aspirations and supporting effective learning behaviours; and
-purchasing additional teaching resources.
Series of local area visits:
At the beginning of March, a group of children with pupil premium funding from Years 1 & 2 visited Redroutemaster in Brentford. The children had a fabulous time. They loved exploring a 55 year old Routemaster and even got to sit in the driver’s seat and honk the horn. They drew pictures of buses and then were driven back to school on their very own tour of Brentford. For the news article and photos please click here.
In March, a group of children with pupil premium funding from Reception and Year 1 visited Brentford Library. The children had lots of fun reading books and making bookmarks to take home. They met the librarian and learnt about the library and how to borrow books. Click here for the news item.
In April, a group of children from Years 1 & 2 attended ‘tea school’ at teapigs in Brentford to learn how teapigs make and package their tea. The children blended their own tea and took it home in packaging with their own design on the front. Click here for the news item.
In May, a group of children from Reception and Year 1 visited the Salopian Garden in Isleworth. The children enjoyed a lovely morning, taking part in some gardening activities, which included making a seed bomb and feeding the chickens. Click here for the news item.
In June, a group of children from Reception visited Hen Corner. The children enjoyed delicious biscuits and elderflower cordial whilst learning about cheese making. Despite the rain, the children planted chive seeds and met two chickens. Click here for the news item.
Later in June, two groups of children from Reception and Year 1 visited the school kitchens. The children learnt about the magic oven and also spotted a huge can of baked beans and some enormous onions. Click here for the news item.
At the end of June, a group of children from Reception and Year 1 took part in a ‘Stay and Play’ morning, playing boardgames with some of their parents. They had lots of fun and were helped by a group of Year 5 children. Click here for the news item.
Thank you so much to all the people who have kindly invited us to visit them!