Pupil Premium

PUPIL PREMIUM SPENDING AND IMPACT FOR HABERDASHERS' ASKE'S HATCHAM COLLEGE

WHAT IS THE PUPIL PREMIUM?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools to help address the underachievement of pupils from low income families. The Department for Education classifies a pupil as ‘disadvantaged’ if they meet any one of the following criteria:

  • Pupils in any year group from reception to year 11 that have been entitled to free school meals at any point in the last six years
  • Looked-after children as defined in the Children Act 1989
  • Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order
  • Children in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence

National and in-school data shows that, as a group, pupils eligible for the pupil premium face barriers to educational attainment. Common barriers to underachievement include poor numeracy and/or literacy skills, below average attendance and low aspirations or emotional wellbeing. However we recognise that every child is an individual and so we do not label students. Instead we seek to tackle under performance wherever and whenever it occurs by working to understand students’ individual barriers to learning and then addressing these in lesson where possible. 

 

The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools annually. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium will be spent since schools are considered best placed to access what provision should be made for the pupils that they are responsible for. However, schools must report annually on how it has been spent and on its impact. New performance tables also capture the achievement of disadvantaged pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.

 

The date of our next all-through Pupil Premium strategy is 31st August 2017.

OUR VISION

Our school vision is to provide an exceptional education for all students, whether disadvantaged or not. We have a moral imperative to ensure that all students have the best possible start in life and so seek provide all students with equal opportunities to achieve their full potential personally, academically and socially.

To this end, we aim to ensure that:

  • all students benefit from the ‘Hatcham Advantage’ by making outstanding academic progress in relation similar students locally and nationally
  • every young person classified as ‘disadvantaged’ by the DfE benefits directly from the Pupil Premium funding that the school receives
  • any differences in outcomes between disadvantaged students and their peers are closely monitored using in-school reporting mechanisms
  • we recognise that not all students who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. Therefore we reserve the right to allocate the pupil premium funding to support any student or groups of students the school has legitimately identified as being disadvantaged
  • parents of disadvantaged children understand they can make a positive contribution to their children's achievement in school by engaging in school processes and recognising that parent involvement can make a difference

STUDENT NUMBERS AND FUNDING RECEIVED

In 2016/17 there were 115 students that were eligible for the Pupil Premium in the primary phase of the Academy - 98 from Hatcham Temple Grove and 17 from Hatcham Temple Grove Free School. There were 402 pupils eligible in the secondary phase of the Academy. The total amount of funding received was £541,370.

 

In 2017-2018 there are 156 students that are eligible for the pupil premium in the primary phase at HTG. There are 32 students that are eligible for pupil premium at HTGFS. There are 443 pupils eligible in the secondary phase of the academy

 

Please click on the links below to find out how Pupil Premium is spent at Hatcham College and the Primary phases.

PRIMARY PHASE STUDENTS – HATCHAM TEMPLE GROVE FREE SCHOOL

PRIMARY PHASE STUDENTS- HATCHAM TEMPLE GROVE

SECONDARY PHASE STUDENTS- HATCHAM COLLEGE

 

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