Pupil Premium is targeted funding (in addition to the Dedicated Schools Grant) paid mainly to schools, specifically aimed at the most deprived pupils to enable them to receive the support they need to reach their potential and to help schools reduce educational inequalities. Pupil premium funding is provided for students recorded in the school census who are known to have been eligible for FSM (free school meals) since May 2012. Pupil Premium funding is provided for students identified in the school census or the alternative provision census as having left local authority care as a result of:
- A special guardianship order
- A child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
- A child who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more
- A child who has been recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care)
Pupil Premium funding is also provided in respect of children of Parents serving in the armed forces.
Pupil Premium funding is awarded on a financial year basis annually in April.
How does this affect a child whilst they are at HHELC?
During the time a child is attending HHELC the home school continues to receive the allocation of Pupil Premium as the student remains on roll at their home school.
Although we do not receive any Pupil Premium allocation directly we have always demonstrated the principles of supporting and enabling the most deprived students to achieve their potential (both inside and outside the classroom).