What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly-funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between them and their peers.
The funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools such as special schools and pupil referral units.
Who is the Pupil Premium for?
The Pupil Premium is primarily aimed at Reception to Year 11 pupils who are from low-income families and are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or who have been registered for FSM at any point in the past six years.
How much is the Pupil Premium?
In the 2016 to 2017 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil identified in the spring school census as having left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:
If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £1,900 rate.
Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £1,900 of pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils is managed by the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child.
How much does Hampstead Parochial School receive?
In 2016-17, Hampstead Parochial School will receive £48,840
In 2015-16, Hampstead Parochial School received £43,140.
In 2014-15, Hampstead Parochial School received £41,913.
In 2013-14, Hampstead Parochial School received £28,837.
To read more about Pupil Premium, please click here.
How do we spend this money?
In 2014-15 the funding contributed towards additional staffing and resources to support the accelerated progress of children who qualify. This was accomplished through the employment of a one-to-one teacher and a ‘raising attainment’ teacher. It has also been used to support wider outcomes, giving pupils the opportunity to learn an instrument through the Camden Music Service and enabling them to attend a range of after school clubs.
In 2015-16 we will continue to fund additional staffing of teachers to work alongside the class teachers and support a range of wider opportunities for pupils.
How Can You Help?
School funding is based on a formula which, among many other elements, includes the number of children who are entitled to Free School Meals.
Even if your child does not wish to take Free School Meals but is entitled to receive them, it is beneficial to the school for the eligibility to be recorded as we receive additional funding for your child for six years. This is especially important now that all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive automatic free school meals.
If you think you are entitled to claim for Free School Meals, please call into the school office for an application form or the school office will happily send one to you.
The summaries below show how the pupil premium funding was spent in 2014-15 and how we intend to spend this year’s funding.
P.E. and Sports Premium
In 2014-15 Hampstead Parochial received £8,865 of government funding to help improve school sport and the physical fitness of our pupils.