"Holly Hill is a friendly and welcoming school of which pupils, parents, carers and staff are justifiably proud", OFSTED 2018. This is a 'good' school.

Holly Hill Primary and Nursery School

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium funding?

Pupil Premium is a Government fund of additional money given to schools to support the education of children who are entitled to free school meals or who are looked after children or Forces children.  The money is spent on improving the progress and attainment of these children, improving their experience of education and ensuring that all children have an equal opportunity to succeed and learn.  The amount of money school gets is dependent on the number of children in school who are entitled to pupil premium support.


Who is entitled to Pupil Premium?


All children who currently qualify for free school meals based on their family circumstances are entitled to pupil premium. This applies if you receive any of the following benefits:

  • Universal credit (provided you have a net income of £7400 or less)
  • Income support
  • Income-based jobseekers’ allowance
  • Income-related employment and support allowance
  • Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of state pension credit
  • Child tax credit, provided that you are not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of £16,190 or less
  • Children who are or have been in care, and children who have a parent who is or was in the armed forces, are also entitled to pupil premium.

In addition, pupils who have qualified for free school meals on the above grounds in the past, but are no longer eligible, continue to receive pupil premium for the next six years.

Schools are responsible for recording the children who are eligible for pupil premium in their annual school census - you don't have to do anything yourself, other than making sure you return any paperwork that relates to the benefits you receive or your child's entitlement to free school meals.

If your child qualifies for free school meals or has at any point in the past six years, it’s important that you tell their school – even if they're in Reception or KS1 and receive universal school meals for infant pupils, or are in KS2 and take a packed lunch – as this enables them to claim pupil premium.



What should I do if my child is eligible for Pupil Premium? 


If you think your child is eligible for Free School Meal, please click on the link above. 


If you think your child is eligible for Pupil Premium funding, please speak to the school office. Any information you provide will be kept strictly confidential.


How is Pupil Premium spent at Holly Hill?

The total amount of funding the school receives is proportionally linked to the number of children who are, or who have ever been, eligible for Free School Meals. Schools are required to publish details on how the pupil premium is being spent to improve the attainment of the identified pupil premium children. At Holly Hill, we strongly believe that every child has the right to achieve and reach their full potential and that every child should be given the opportunity to access a variety of learning resources in order for them to succeed.  Please click on the documents below to find out how we are currently using the Pupil Premium funding to make a difference.