What is the Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium funding is additional funding allocated to all schools to support disadvantaged pupils. Handford Hall Primary School receives pupil premium for: children that are cared for or adopted from care, children whose parents are in the armed forces and for every pupil who has received free school meals over the past 6 years.
How can I find out if my child is entitled to the Pupil Premium funding?
The process for applying is straightforward and confidential. More information is available from the school office. After entering essential details into the web site, the online application process links to the Department for Education system for checking eligibility and gives an immediate ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response, and will notify our school. All enquires will be treated in confidence.
Children in Reception and KS1 are automatically entitled to a free school lunch; however, registering your child for free meals if you are eligible will help provide the school with additional funding which in turn will benefit all pupils.
What is the criteria?
If you receive any of the following benefits your child/children would be entitled to FREE SCHOOL MEALS and other support in school:
1. Income based Jobseeker's Allowance
2. Employment & Support Allowance (income related)
3. Child Tax Credit (without Working Tax Credit) & an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
4. Support under Part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999
5. Guaranteed Element of Pension Credit
6. 28 Day Working Tax Credit run on
If you think you are eligible please contact the school for further detail (01473 251 603).
How is the funding used?
Handford Hall Primary School seeks to ensure the effectiveness of its use of the Pupil Premium. We recognise that barriers to achievement take a variety of forms and look for individual ways to support each child to achieve their very best. We do this by offering our children a wide range of opportunities and ensuring that these are accessible for everyone. We work with our families and colleagues to make sure everyone has high aspirations for all pupils. We ensure pupil premium children are well represented and have a voice on our school council and eco committees. In addition, we make use of educational research such as The Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit, to guide us on how best to use the school’s resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.