What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of pupils who are vulnerable to possible under achievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.
It is our responsibility Harrow Gate Academy to ensure that all children in our academy achieve their potential and in order to do so we seek to meet the individual needs of every child. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. Pupil Premium will be used and managed by us in school to enable us to tailor support for identified children in a range of ways appropriate to their needs.
Children in Reception and KS1 are automatically entitled to a free school meal; however, registering your child for free meals will entitle them to additional support with the cost of such things as school visits, school uniform, breakfast club and extra-curricular clubs, as well as raising additional funds for the school.
How can I find out if my child is entitled to the Pupil Premium funding?
The process for applying is straight forward and confidential. You can find more information for applying by visiting our Free School Meals Page.
After entering essential details into the website, the on-line application process links to the Department for Education system for checking eligibility and gives an immediate ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response and notifies school. Alternatively, you can speak to a member of the school office staff by calling 01642 673984 who will be able to assist you through this process. Please be assured that all enquiries will be treated in confidence.
How is the Pupil Premium funding used at Harrow Gate Academy?
All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used, and the impact of any work done.