HARLINGTON UPPER SCHOOL

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    What is the pupil premium?

    The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives and is intended to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds to 'close the gap' through raising attainment and improving progress.

    Currently 13.9% of our students at Harlington Upper School receive pupil premium funding.

    Who is eligible for PP funding?

    Pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years and will be eligible for an additional funding of £955.

    Children who have been looked after for 1 day or more, were adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under: a special guardianship order or residence order will be eligible for an additional funding of £1900

    Children of armed services personnel or are in receipt of a pension from the MOD are eligible for an additional funding of £310.

    What are the main barriers to educational achievement?

    Internal Barriers

    • Literacy and numeracy levels are lower upon entry to Harlington Upper School for student eligible for the Pupil Premium than students who are not eligible.

    External Barriers

    • Attendance of students eligible for Pupil Premium is significantly lower than that of their peers.

    • Due to the rural location of the school, the majority of students arrive and depart on the bus. Financial constraints also restrict student partaking in school trips. In many instances, students eligible for pupil premium funding cannot stay to study, revise or afford to attend extra-curricular clubs, trips and activities.

    • Parental engagement with school, in particular with reference to the parents' ability to suppor home based activities and attendance at parents evenings.

    Please click here to view our current Pupil Premium Strategy (2020-21).