Pupil Premium Grant at Hadley Learning Community

The pupil premium grant is additional funding given to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The funding is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of:

  • Students in receipt of free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (Ever6 FSM)
  • Children in Care (CIC), adopted or special guardianship
  • Service children

Our ethos is for all children to succeed and we are passionate that our disadvantaged learners make the required accelerated progress throughout their time at HLC. Our data over recent years has shown that our disadvantaged learners achieve well over national averages and importantly progress to further education, training and employment, with many now studying at National universities. Our amazing results are due to high quality teaching and learning but also a result of a wide range of embedded interventions that contribute to closing any achievement differences.

Related Documents

You will see from the linked documents above that HLC goes the extra mile to ensure our students achieve and are fully supported. A summary of some of funded strategies are listed below:
  • Employ additional teachers allowing for smaller group sizes in English, Maths and Science
  • Embed a data tracking system that allows for targeted intervention in all subject areas
  • Improve and encourage good attendance through rewards and unique individualised approaches
  • Provide key stationary items to support student’s learning in school and at home
  • Purchase individual workbooks to support additional sessions in identified subjects
  • Provide GCSE text books and additional resources to individual KS4 students
  • Run breakfast clubs ‐access to additional literacy sessions plus refreshments
  • Deliver Saturday school for English and Maths
  • Fund our after school subject interventions
  • Offer Music lessons
  • Provide digital technologies to support learning
  • Offer alternative curriculum in respite placements
  • Deliver small group work and 1:1 sessions in identified subjects
  • Provide early interventions by providing a summer school for students making the transfer from KS2 to KS3
  • Create a family room for parents to meet in a more relaxed environment
  • Provide funding for school trips
  • Promote home/school liaison by offering informal ‘drop in’ sessions for parent/carers
  • Run University trips to encourage and support student aspirations

Are you claiming your entitlement to free school meals?

As parents you need to know that registering for free school meals is important for two reasons. You will be reassured that your child has access to a healthy lunchtime meal as well as additional funding to support interventions targeted to raise your child’s achievement and aspirations. To apply free school meals, parents must have one or more children aged four or over attending HLC and be in receipt of one of the following:

  • Income support
  • Income based job seekers allowance
  • Guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (without Working Tax Credit) and an annual income below £16, 190
  • Employment and Support Allowance (income related)
  • Support under the part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

If you think you are eligible please follow the below link:

Supporting Links