The Pupil Premium is grant funding and is in addition to the Academy’s Delegated Budget. It is allocated to children from low-income families and children who have been looked after continually for more than six months.
Pupil Premium Funding is used to raise attainment, promote social skills, independent learning and positive behaviour in order to increase pupil progress.
At Hillside Academy we are directing the funding to support the following planned interventions:
- After School Clubs
- Assessment/Examination Preparation
- Booster Classes
- Breakfast Clubs
- Extra-curricular activities
- Enrichment activities
- Literacy Programmes
- Numeracy Programmes
- One-to-One Tuition
- Personalised Learning
- Additional teacher
- Increased LSA support
- Reduced Class sizes
Pupil Premium Expenditure and Impact Reports / Money
The Purpose of the Pupil Premium Grant
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 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 the school to decide how the pupil premium is spent. However, schools will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of the pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.