Pupil Premium

In Sept 2011, the Government introduced the Pupil Premium - a funding allocation for students receiving or have received in the past 6 years, free school meals with the intention to close the gap and promote inclusion between this group of students and others within the school.

The following table shows the percentage of our cohort who are eligible for receiving pupil premium funding:



2012 - 2013

2013 - 2014

2014 - 2015






Percentage of pupil premium students


(Data for this cohort was   incomplete)


(Based on 34 students on Roll)


(Based on 34 students on Roll)


(Based on 34 students on Roll)


Profile of Pupil Premium Students

Baseline Data for 2014-2015 Students

  •  6 % of students for whom the school receives Pupil Premium in 2014 - 2015 came to us on track for a level 2 English qualification, if they make outstanding progress
  •  6 % of students for whom the school receives Pupil Premium in 2014 – 2015 came to us on track for a level 2 Maths qualification, if they make outstanding progress

Historical Data

This graph shows only APS for GCSE grades.  Many students also gained vocational  qualifications as well as PSE awards and Functional Skills.



The funding is allocated to support PP students in four key areas:

  • To achieve beyond expectations / make better than expected progress
  • To support students’ health and well-being
  • To ensure they have a rich range of learning experiences and have access   to enrichment activities
  • To support parents

We will use Pupil Premium funding as follows:

  • Personalised curriculum
  • Small group learning
  • Expanding subject range
  • Ensuring all subjects have a TA in class (who is often a subject specialist) to support learning
  • Enhanced pastoral support
  •  Appointment of a careers and work related learning leader
  •  Every student receives a mentoring session
  • Transport to school
  • Out of school study skills and homework support session
  • Automatic opt-in for educational and engagement visits
  •  Appointment of support assistant to work with families and with students on improving attendance
  • Counselling and support from other external agencies
  • Adult learning sessions for parents
  • Extra literacy sessions
  • Higher ability students have the opportunity to study “extra” higher level subjects
  • Subject interventions if appropriate
  • Ensure students have access to necessary resources at home, such as   tablets/laptops and WIFI

We regularly track and analyse the impact these initiatives have to ensure the pupil premium funding is being used most effectively.


The Connected Hub strongly supports the Pupil Premium policy as a closely-targeted and necessary development in the current economic environment, and will continue to invest the premium with students' best interests in mind.

Free School Meals

From 6 April 2010, children whose parents receive ONE or more of the following benefits will be entitled to receive free school meals:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related employment and support allowance (this benefit was introduced 27 October 2008)
  • support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190 (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs)  Note: From 1 May 2009 where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school lunches.
  • the Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

If you are in receipt of any of the above benefits, please complete the online application form   www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/onlinefreeschoolmeals or download the paper copy from the resources tab above.

For further information please visit http://www.brightonhove.gov.uk/index.cfm?request=c1000579 or contact the Free School Meals section of Brighton & Hove Council on 01273 293497.