The Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to publicly funded schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between them and their peers. The funding is allocated to schools through an assessment of children from low income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals in both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, as well as those children who have been in Looked After care continuously for more than six months and children who have a parent serving in the armed forces.
Hillview Junior academy currently receives £112, 803 and funding is allocated from April to March each year. We currently have 87 pupils who receive this funding at the following rates:-
· Pupils in year groups Reception to Year 6 recorded as Ever6 FSM £1,345
· Looked after children (LAC) £2,345
· Post-LAC i.e. children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales £2,345
· Pupils in year groups Reception to Year 11 recorded as Ever5 Service Child £310
How each school spends this money is very much dependent on the needs of their pupil premium children however the intention is to ensure that pupils in this group are given every opportunity to succeed and that attainment is raised.
With this in mind, we have now published our Pupil Premium Strategy which outlines our intended outcomes over the next three year period. This details how we intend to use the pupil premium funding to provide a variety of support including: in class support, specific interventions, pastoral support including attendance work and enrichment activities. Our intention is to close the attainment gap between pupil premium and non-pupil premium children. This is part of a whole school approach to providing the best outcomes for all our children.
Please read our Pupil Premium Strategy documents to find out more.
If you wish to apply for Free school meals then you can do so by using the following link.
If you feel that you meet any of the other criteria then please contact our school office and we can make the application for you. All information will be kept highly confidential.
For more information about this years funding please click on the link below: