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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium Funding?

The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment and progress of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. In 2011/12 schools were allocated Pupil Premium funding for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals or had been looked after continuously for more than six months.

From April 2013 the Pupil Premium was extended to include children who had been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years.  A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces.  Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit.  However they are responsible for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and the other target groups.

From September 2012 schools were required to publish information about how they use Pupil Premium money online.

How to apply for Pupil Premium?

To apply for Pupil Premium, please apply via the Herts County Council website:
 
Alternatively, please contact the office who can apply on your behalf.