What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to address inequalities, enable support to raise the attainment and progress of disadvantaged pupils and diminish the difference between them and their peers. As an inclusive school, Hobbayne Primary School is committed to the belief that background should not be a disadvantage to consistent attainment and progress of our pupils.
Three categories of pupils are eligible:
- Pupils recorded as ‘ever 6 FSM’ (pupils who are or have been eligible for FSM at any point during their 6 years of Primary school education)
- Looked after children and those children who have been adopted from care
- Children of Service personnel
The school is free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, however it is accountable for how this additional funding to support pupils from low-income families is spent. Our current Pupil Premium strategy is reviewed frequently and is formally reviewed at the end of each academic year. This will ensure that parents, carers and governors are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive. Pupils who are eligible for the pupil premium need to be aged 4 and over, in year groups to year 11 in a maintained school. The proportion of children eligible at Hobbayne Primary School is currently 13.5%.