This page provides information on the schools allocated pupil premium funding over the last academic and how we have spent it.
What is the pupil premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
Pupil premium funding is available to:
- local authority maintained schools, including:
- Special schools
- Pupil referral units
- Academies and Free Schools
- Special Academies
- Alternative Provision
- Voluntary sector Alternative Provision
- Non maintained special schools
Financial Year 2020 to 2021
In the 2020 to 2021 financial year, schools will receive £1,345 for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.
Schools will also receive £2,345 for each pupil identified in the January school census as being in care or having left local authority care because of one of the following:
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order
- who has been in local authority care for one day or more
- recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care)
The service premium is extra funding for schools to support children and young people with parents in the armed forces. Pupils attract the premium if they meet the following criteria:
- one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces
- they have been registered as a 'service child' in the schools census at any point since 2011
- one of their parents died while serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme.
In the financial year 2021 to 2022, schools will receive £310 for each eligible pupil.
In the financial year 2019 to 2020 the total amount received by the school was £72,720
In the financial year 2020-2021 the total amount received by the school was £73,484
In the financial year 2021-2022 the total amount received by the school was £64,235
What does the school spend the pupil premium on?
At Hamilton we understand that challenging socio-economic circumstances can create additional barriers to success for children. However, we are clear that these challenges can be overcome. We take a tiered approach which includes ensuring all children have access to excellent classroom teaching; targeted academic support to help children make progress; and wider strategies tackling the non-academic barriers to success, such as social and emotional support or behavioural support.
Our identification of need is based on assessments and not assumptions. Our staff team are experts in our pupils, not their labels. We believe that every interaction matters and that all children should feel a sense of belonging and ownership. Our Core Values of friendship, fairness, honesty, courage, respect and effort are at the heart of our approach and work in conjunction with our school’s Code of Conduct – Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible.
All children need opportunities to enrich their lives through experience and have access to wider opportunities. Children unable to access these through their home circumstances will get the opportunity through the broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum offered in school and through our after-school clubs.
If your child does not have FSM but may be eligible because of your family’s income level, please contact the office (in confidence) to register them. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium funding that would be used to help your child.
Please note: No child is singled out for receiving PPG and the children are totally unaware of who receives this additional funding.