Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children can face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils as a result.
Schools in England will also be awarded a recovery premium, which provides additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 and 2022 to 2023 academic years. Building on the pupil premium, this funding will help schools to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting disadvantaged pupils.
Our school vision, ‘Developing aspirational lifelong learners who will help to shape the future,’ is intended to encompass all pupils, irrespective of their starting points in life or the challenges they face. We expect that all children at Field End will make good progress and achieve high attainment across all subject areas. The focus of our pupil premium strategy is to support disadvantaged pupils to achieve that goal, including progress for those who are already high attainers.
We will consider the challenges faced by vulnerable pupils, such as those who have a social worker or who have experienced adverse early childhood experiences and trauma. The activity we have outlined in this statement is also intended to support their needs, regardless of whether they are disadvantaged or not.
The strategy below shows how we plan to use the funding and recent impact of the funding on the attainment of children eligible for pupil premium.
Financial Support for Families
Apply for Pupil Premium
Pupil Premium is an important financial resource for schools that we can use to support your child's learning and wellbeing in the ways outlined in the plan above.
If you think your child may qualify for pupil premium, or your circumstances have changed, please use the eligibility checker at:
Free School Meal Eligibility Checker (lgfl.org.uk)
If you require help with this, please contact the school office.
Household Support Fund
The government has announced its intention to continue to allocate money to local councils as part of the Household Support Grant Scheme, providing support to vulnerable households and families with children who continue to be affected by the financial impact of the pandemic.
The funding will be used to help those struggling to meet the cost of food and utility bills. It can also be available for other essential costs, such as emergency boiler and heating repairs, and housing costs where existing housing support schemes such as Housing Benefit, Universal Credit and Discretionary Housing Payments do not meet the exceptional need.
Further information about the scheme can be found on your local authority's website:
Hillingdon: Household support fund - Hillingdon Council
Harrow: Household Support Fund – Harrow Council
Ealing: Local welfare assistance | Local welfare assistance | Ealing Council