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Pupil Premium


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

Pupil premium funding was introduced in 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with students who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. This funding has since been extended to children looked after (in the care of the local authority for a day or more or who have been adopted from care). These students, together with those who have received free school meals in the last 6 years, are collectively referred to as ‘disadvantaged students’.

For the academic year 2019/20, 10.9% of our cohort are eligible for the pupil premium. We expect to receive funds in the region of £103,635.

This does not include students identified as pupil premium students in the Sixth Form, as no funding is received at this stage of their education.  However, as a school, we endeavour to monitor the individual needs of these students and add interventions when required.

Our strategic plan for the use of the pupil premium funding is available here.

The Pupil Premium Lead at Hitchin Girls’ School is:

Mrs. S. Mills - Assistant Headteacher.