Pupil Premium at Hodge Clough Primary School

What is Pupil Premium and who is it for?


The Pupil Premium is a source of funding aimed at Reception to Year 11 pupils who are from low-income families and are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). This category also includes any child that has been registered for FSM in the past 6 years (known as ‘Ever6 FSM’).

The funding also covers children in care aged 4 – 15 who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months.  A service premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are serving in the armed forces.

 Schools are delegated ring-fenced funding based upon their numbers of children eligible for the Pupil Premium and are commissioned to use the funding to make a positive impact.

 Schools are required to publish details of their Pupil Premium allocation, how they plan to spend the allocation in the current year, how the previous year's allocation was spent and the effect of the expenditure on the attainment of those pupils for whom the funding was allocated.


Pupil Premium


The government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

 Schools are free to spend the Pupil premium as they see fit. However, they are accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. Measures in the performance tables capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, the Government requires schools to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This ensures that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.



If you think your child may possibly be eligible for free school meals, please submit an online claim to Oldham council via the link below.  



Click to Download PP statement 2020-21 [pdf 95KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Hodge Clough Pupil premium policy 2020 [pdf 68KB] Click to Download