Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
“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.” Source - DfE website
Hayfield School has high aspirations and ambitions for our children, and we believe that all children should be allowed to reach their full potential and we are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise fulfil this potential.
Pupil premium funding, along with allocations made from the schools own budget, helps ensure this money is spent to maximum effect.
Pupil Premium Spending:
Our pupil premium money is used to provide a range of additional support for our children. These interventions and projects, along with excellent teaching, have a positive impact on children’s attainment and self-belief. By offering a wide range of interventions and by breaking down the barriers to learning, we work hard to ensure all children are given the opportunity to maximise the progress they make while at Hayfield
Information to be published to parents:
You can download and read our current Pupil Premium report below.
How will the school measure the impact of the Pupil Premium?
At Hayfield initial barriers to learning are identified from the pupil's EHCP. Data collection and the monitoring and tracking of each child's attainment are used to inform a child's progress and this also enables the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention. At Hayfield Pupil Progress meetings take place every term, but discussions regarding barriers to learning are not confined to these meetings; there is a continual discussion relating to barriers to learning for a child, and we always strive to deliver a curriculum and learning that meets the uniqueness of every child.
Pupil Premium Funding and the impact of this is a regular item on the Headteacher's report to Governors.
Eligibility for Free School Meals:
A parent may wish to check their child's eligibility for Pupil Premium or continued free school meals (from Key Stage 2).
Parents/guardians in England do not have to pay for school meals if they receive any of the following:
- Income Support
- Income-Based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
- Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
Pupil Premium is an important payment for schools and a really good opportunity for eligible parents to get even more support for their children in schools. You can read our Pupil Premium Strategy for 2018-2019 below:
If you think your child may possibly be eligible for free school meals, even if you don't want your child to eat school meals, please call into the office to collect a claim form. Every child who is eligible generates valuable income for the school.