Pupil Premium money is additional funding which is allocated to schools to be used to support children who belong to groups which are vulnerable to underachievement. This includes children who are entitled to free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority. The purpose of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.
The amount of money allocated to schools under Pupil Premium is clearly identifiable. It is, however, at the discretion of the school to decide how it is spent, since they are in the best position to assess what intervention strategies or additional support will be best placed to support their individual pupils to make progress.
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. Every child who is eligible generates valuable income for the school.
apply for free school meals
For more information on how to apply for free school meals - click here
All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used, and the impact of any work done.
The statement below shows how we plan to spend this money.
covid catch-up premium
All children have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). The impact of lost time in education is substantial for children, particular those who are most vulnerable or from disadvantaged backgrounds. Schools have been provided with funding to support the catch-up of all children.
At Haydonleigh Primary School, we understand that all children now need to make good progress to ensure they are working at or above age-related expectations and fully prepared for the next stage of their learning at the end of primary school.
To re-establish good progress at Haydonleigh, we have used the government recommended, 'COVID-19 Support Guide for Schools' published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to identify the best strategies, based on long term research, that will enable us to achieve the most positive outcomes.
To find out more about our approach to ensure every child re-established good progress, including how we intend to spend the catch-up premium, please view here: