Disadvantaged Children’s Fund

Our philosophy is articulated in the fact that disadvantage is never a barrier to achievement at the James Hornsby School. In order to achieve this, we use the Pupil Premium monies to raise achievement.

Pupil premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of students on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), ‘Looked After` (in care) and a smaller amount for the children of service personnel. Funding was extended to all students in receipt of FSM for the last six years in 2012.

It is for schools to decide how the pupil premium is spent, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made. Schools are held accountable for these decisions.

In 2016/2017 the school received £419,821 in respect of Pupil Premium. Pupil Premium is to be used to help students from families as described above, primarily to raise the attainment and close the gap between these students and those not entitled to this support. Nationally these students achieve at a level significantly below those not entitled on all key indicators.

Please click the link on the right to download The James Hornsby Pupil Premium Analysis of Spending 2017