What is the Pupil Premium and who is eligible for funding?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged (DA) pupils in England. Evidence shows that these students’ attainment is often lower than their non-disadvantaged peers. The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with students who:
- Have registered for free school meals in the last six years (Ever 6 FSM).
- Have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
- Are children of service personnel.
Pupil Premium at Harlington
At Harlington Upper School, our intention is to provide an inclusive and inspirational teaching and learning environment which enables all students, irrespective of their backgrounds, to learn, to be stretched and challenged, and make good progress across the curriculum.
We recognise that disadvantaged children can face a wide range of barriers which can impact negatively on their learning and strive to remove them by implementing strategies such as targeted support, interventions and rigorous tracking and reviewing. We therefore target the use of Pupil Premium funding to ensure our disadvantaged pupils receive the highest quality of education. Ultimately, our aim is help students achieve their full potential, and become active and socially responsible citizens of the future.