Pupil Premium

 

Pupil Premium at Hilderthorpe Primary School

Our school receives additional funding via the Pupil Premium to help ensure that all groups of children have the opportunity to achieve well.  Funding is linked to the number of pupils who are eligible to receive free school meals or are ‘Looked After’ or belong to ‘Service Families.’  This does not include those in receipt of Universal Free School Meals in Key Stage 1.

The DfE guidance states that schools are free to spend their Pupil Premium allocation as they see fit since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However they also remind schools that they are accountable for the impact of this spending.

The purpose of this report is to inform parents, carers and governors how much pupil premium the school received for 2014-15, how it was spent and the impact at had on pupils’ achievement. The report also explains how the pupil premium for 2015-2016 has been allocated.

Rigorous assessment and tracking procedures are in place at Hilderthorpe which enables us to quickly identify any children who are not making the progress expected.  Data analysis is robust and is available for individual, cohorts and groups of children.

We are mindful of the importance of not confusing entitlement with ability as the Pupil Premium is an entitlement to ensure that all eligible children make the progress and reach the standards they are capable of.