Pupil Premium 

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 in order to narrow the achievement gap between Pupil Premium students and their peers.  Pupil Premium students include those entitled to free school meals (at any time over the last six years), those who are currently or were previously in care with the local authority, and any children whose parents are in the armed forces.

The government believes that the Pupil Premium is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between disadvantaged children and their peers, raising both attainment and aspiration, by ensuring that the funding reaches the pupils who need it the most. The Pupil Premium is used to provide additional support in a wide variety of ways and is targeted to benefit those children who qualify for additional funding. 

In addition to Pupil Premium we also receive extra funding for Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up; for details please go to the Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up page.

How is the Pupil Premium budget spent?

A detailed budget for the Pupil Premium funding is produced each year. The strategies are wide ranging and have been assessed against the Sutton Trust Toolkit for potential impact. Examples of interventions include:


Breakfast and Homework Clubs

Small group Tuition

Use of Learning Support Assistants and Pastoral Support

1:1 Tuition

Pupil Premium 2015 -2016

For 2015 - 2016 we received £122, 868 with 36.5% of students in Years 7 – 11 eligible for the extra funding. For details of the strategies used to narrow the gap and their impact in 2015 - 2016 follow the link below: 

Impact of Provision aimed at Closing the Gap between Pupil Premium Students and Others 2015 - 2016

Pupil Premium 2016 – 2017

The projected income for Pupil Premium in the current academic year is £115,005 for 123 students, representing 34.1% of Years 7 – 11 eligible for the extra funding.  

For details of Pupil Premium Expenditure in the current academic year follow the link below:

Proposed Pupil Premium Expenditure 2016-2017 

What has been the impact of additional funding?

Data is available to review the impact of the strategies we have used to narrow the achievement gap between Pupil Premium students and their peers.

Pupil Premium Closing the Gap Data

Additional information

If you would like to find out more about the Pupil Premium, please go to:


If you would like to enquire about eligibility for free school meals, please go to:

www.hertsdirect.org/freeschoolmeals  or phone 0300 123 4048