Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Overview

All schools are provided with additional funding called ‘Pupil Premium’ to help close the gaps in academic attainment and progress over time, between those who are identified as having disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers. The ‘disadvantaged’ definition includes children in receipt of free school meals within the last six years, ‘looked after children’, adopted children having previously been ‘looked after’ and children whose parents are in the Armed Forces within the last 6 years or are in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.

Pupil Premium at St. Hild’s Church of England School

Everyone at St. Hild’s Church of England School is actively involved in supporting learning and removing barriers to success for all children in our care; we are all committed to our Ethos and aim to provide all of our pupils with “a world class education in a Christian context”. This is provided with our core values in mind; care, equality, honesty, respect and responsibility which are evident within the everyday life of the school. We are very proud of our school and its pupils and work hard to support them to succeed and be rounded young adults.

We take our responsibilities for ensuring the progress of all children very seriously. St Hild’s Church of England School has on average more than half of its pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funds and this has been the case since the additional funding was given by the government in 2011.

We commissioned an external Pupil Premium review in February 2018 which has allowed us to evaluate the impact of our disadvantaged spending and determine the most cost effective strategies for the future. From this, and our Poverty Proofing review, commissioned in the summer of 2018, we have drawn up our Pupil Premium Action Plan for 2019-2020.

We will achieve this by focusing on the three key priorities which are evident in our School Development Plan.

  • Improve the teaching and learning so that it is at least consistently good in order to raise attainment across all subjects, for all pupils.
  • Having a specific focus on removing the barriers to learning in order to improve outcomes for all pupils, in particular disadvantaged pupils
  • Develop our learning ethos as a Church of England School.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2023-24

Our Pupil premium strategy statement for 2023-24 can be viewed via the link below.

This statement details our school’s use of pupil premium (and recovery premium for the 2023 to 2024 academic year) funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils.

It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year’s spending of pupil premium had within our school.