Publicly-funded schools in England, such as Hill View, get extra funding from the government to help us improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils.
Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:
- generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
- often do not perform as well as their peers
The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.
The pupil premium is not based on ability. Pupils whom claim free school meals, or who have claimed free school meals in the last 6 years qualify for extra funding.
Funding is also available, to help with pastoral support, for every pupil with a parent who:
- is serving in HM Forces
- has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence
If you feel your child would be eligible please contact the school business manager.
Research shows that the most academically able pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds are most at risk of under-performing. The DfE recommends that ‘schools should focus on these pupils just as much as pupils with low results.’
The three year strategic plan below shows how we use the funding at Hill View.