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The James Hornsby School

The Trust’s core aim is to ensure that we enhance the life chances of all the young people within the Trust to enable them to fulfil their potential and achieve the best possible outcomes.

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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium & Catch-Up

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 2020/2021 the school received £389,640 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 below to download The James Hornsby Pupil Premium Analysis of Spending.

COVID-19 Catch-up Premium

The COVID-19 Catch-up premium has been provided to assist schools in providing additional support and intervention for students in years 7-11 to help combat the negative impacts of the unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus. The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial, and the Covid-19 catch-up premium is provided in response to the scale of the significant challenge.

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