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    Pupil Premium, Sports Premium & Y7 Catch Up Funding


    The Government introduced Pupil Premium funding with the aim of narrowing the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. Pupils eligible to receive this funding are in four groups:

    1. Those entitled to free school meals (FSM)
    2. Those who have been entitled to free school meals during the last six years
    3. Children in care or looked after (CLA)
    4. Services children.

    Polam Hall School has a Pupil Premium Policy based on the following principles:

    • That learning and teaching opportunities meet the needs of all pupils
    • That the needs of all of pupils are carefully assessed on a regular intervals, in particular the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils
    • That appropriate provision is in place for those pupils who belong to vulnerable groups
    • To recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals
    • To use the pupil premium funding to support any student or group of students identified as socially disadvantaged
    • To ensure that the type of provision offered depends on the specific needs of an identified priority student or group of pupils.

    To download a copy of the Pupil Premium Policy here.

    Polam Hall School has a Sport Premium Funding Plan 2018-19 based on the Policy to ensure the grant is invested to best support pupil attainment.

    View the impact analysis of Pupil Premium spending at Polam Hall School Below:


    Pupil Premium Forecast 18-19


    Tell us about your circumstances and apply for free school meals

    Your child may be entitled to receive free school meals depending on family benefits/income. If you think this applies to you, you will need to click the button below and complete the attached form. We need information for Reception to Year 2, as well as for children in others years.  If you have been eligible for free school meals at any time in the last six years we urge you to re-apply.

    Click on the button below and complete the form to apply for free school meals.


    Forms can also be obtained from the School office.

    Forces Families and Looked After Children

    As explained above, the school is also entitled to extra money for children from forces families and children who’ve been adopted from local authority care. Again, we ask you to let us know if either applies to you. Even if you have left the forces within the last five years we need to know as the School may still be eligible for funding. We will ask you to provide proof of your forces status with a warrant card, forces pension statement of payslip.

    We stress that all information given is treated in the strictest of confidence.



    The Government is providing funding through the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, for Primary Schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

    Purpose of funding

    As a Junior School, Polam must spend the sport funding on improving the provision of PE and sport, and it is our decision as a School as to how the money will be spent.

    Possible uses for the funding include hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE, running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games, buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport, and providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs.

    View the forecast for Primary Sports Premium spending for 2018-19 Click Here

    To view the Primary Sports Premium Expenditure and Impact 2017-18 Click Here



    The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2.

    Purpose of funding

    Schools assess the individual needs of each of the pupils who attract the year 7 catch-up premium to decide the best way to use the funding. This may involve individual tuition, intensive small-group tuition, or buying in external services and materials, such as computer-based learning resources.

    Funding for 2016-17

    In 2017-18, we expect to receive £1,500 and the funds will be invested in continuing to provide learning support and to purchase additional literacy and numeracy materials.

    Impact on Attainment

    In 2016-17, Polam Hall received funding of £1,500 which was used:

    • To provide TA support for pupils in receipt of the funding in all English and Maths lessons.
    • To contribute to the cost of IDL Cloud which was used by pupils in receipt of the funding to improve literacy skills.

    Ambitious targets of MidYis +1 were set in English and Mathematics with five of the six targets for the end of Year 7 met or exceeded.