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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is an amount of money allocated by the Government to schools for:

  • Children of statutory school age from low income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM)
  • Children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months
  • Children whose parents are currently working in the armed forces 

The DFE offer the following guidance on how the Pupil Premium is to be spent:

“In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility…[Schools] will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families.”

Edward Heneage is located in an area of high social deprivation with the large majority of our children living in the 10% most disadvantaged homes nationally.  Whilst we have a high number of children who attract the Pupil Premium we also have a significant proportion who do not but live in homes which reflect high levels of deprivation.  The parents of these children may not fulfil the eligibility criteria as they make a conscience effort to work albeit in very low paid employment rather than claim benefits.  A small minority of parents choose not to register their entitlement. As a result some of the support funded by our Pupil Premium will benefit all children.

Rigorous assessment and tracking processes are in place at Edward Heneage which enables us to quickly identify any children who are not making the progress expected.  Data analysis is robust and is available for individual, cohorts and groups of children.  

We are mindful of the importance of not confusing entitlement with ability as the Pupil Premium is an entitlement to ensure that all eligible children make the progress and reach the standards they are capable of.

Our Pupil Premium Strategy is reviewed throughout the academic year. 

School Contacts:

  • Principal – Mrs Dominique Osborne
  • Vice Principal – Mrs Jenny Routh

Pupil Premium Champion:

  • Principal – Mrs Dominique Osborne

Pupil Premium Governor:

  • Rosalind James