Pupil Premium @Hatfield
At Hatfield Academy, the use of the Pupil Premium funding will be targeted strategically to continue to diminish the gap between pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and those from more affluent backgrounds. Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding are those who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals in the last six years, children who have been in the care of the Local Authority for 6 months or more and children of service personnel.
The government outlines pupils in the following categories to be eligible for pupil premium:
- ‘Ever 6 FSM’
- Looked after children
- Service childrenIt is the responsibility of the Principal and School Leaders to determine where to allocate the funding.Strategy
We are committed to enhancing the Personal, Social and Academic Development of Pupil Premium pupils within a caring and aspirational environment.
1. The pupil premium funding will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and raise the standard of achievement for these pupils.
2. The funding will be used to diminish the gap between the achievement of these pupils and those nationally.
3. As far as its powers allow, the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for pupil premium and others.
4. We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.
We believe that all pupils, regardless of background or ability, should be supported to excel in all that they do. The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium will support us in achieving this vision.
Excellence and Equity
The pursuit of excellence in all of Hatfield Academy activities is demonstrated by an uncompromising and highly successful drive to strongly improve, and maintain, the highest levels of achievement and personal development for all pupils over a sustained period of time. To this end, the leadership and management of the school focus on the necessary priorities for ensuring that all pupils make excellent progress in reading, writing and mathematics and across all areas of the curriculum.
We aim to provide the best possible education for all pupils, matching our broad and balanced curriculum to the needs and abilities of our pupils. We shall provide pastoral care and support and learning opportunities which are fair and equitable to all. We shall use our Pupil Premium funding to make a real difference in diminishing the gap for all underperforming groups of children. We recognise that diminishing the gap between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their peers is a key component of the Government’s Social Mobility Strategy along with raising standards in all schools and raising aspirations for all children and we have made it a key priority for our school.
The Pupil Premium Strategy will be reviewed in July 2019.
Policies and Key Documents
Current Academic Year
2017/18 Pupil Premium Allocation
The Academy Strategy in respect of the pupil premium allocation can be found below:
The strategy will be reviewed July 2018
Key Data 2016-2017