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Pupil Premium at The Hythe

The 'Pupil Premium' is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools, with the purpose of supporting specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement.  This includes children who are currently entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) or who have been in the last six years (Ever6), those who are looked after by the Local Authority (LAC) or adopted from Local Authority care or children of armed services personnel.  The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.

At The Hythe Primary School, the Pupil Premium funding is carefully targeted to create and enhance teaching and learning opportunities for all children.  Activities are based on a thorough evaluation of what 'next steps' must be taken to increase opportunity and maximise experiences for the children.  Where appropriate, activities are linked to current school development priorities.

If your child does not receive Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your family's income levels, please contact the school office (in confidence) to register them.  Even if you do not wish to take up the offer of the free meal provision, the school can still claim Pupil Premium funding that could then be used to support your child.

For more information on the Pupil Premium, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/pupil-premium-information-for-schools-and-alternative-provision-settings 

Use of Pupil Premium Recovery Strategy 2020-21

Following guidance published by the government, we have developed a multi year Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-2021

Catch Up Premium at The Hythe

In the year 2020-2021 all schools have received additional Catch Up funding at a rate of £80 per pupil.

The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. This funding includes:

  • a one-off universal £650 million catch up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time
  • a £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help, which includes:

Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the curriculum expectations for the next academic year in actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak.

While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education.

Please see below our Catch Up Strategy