Hyde Church of England Primary School

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium Grant is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children. Research shows that children from low income families perform less well at school than their peers, facing challenges such as poor language and communication skills, less family support, lack of confidence and issues with attendance and punctuality.

Pupil Premium is intended to directly support the educational achievement of these children, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates. The following groups of children are eligible for the grant:

  • Children from families in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM)
  • Children from Service Families
  • Children adopted from Local Authority Care
  • Children in Local Authority Care (CLA)

Schools are free to decide how to use their Pupil Premium allocation as it is recognised that they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils, (see DFE: Pupil Premium Funding).

At Hyde C. E. Primary School everyone is valued equally. We are committed to nurturing, challenging and inspiring all children within a high quality learning environment so that every pupil leaves us with the skills, attitudes and self-confidence required to thrive in their future.

We ensure that pupil premium funding is directed to those areas considered to be the most beneficial for each eligible child. This is based on a needs analysis informed by the pupil’s attainment, attendance and participation data. 

When deciding the most effective strategies to use, we consider alongside own professional knowledge and understanding of the children, advice from outside agencies together with findings and recommendations from recent research, including those from the Education Endowment Foundation.

We carefully track each child’s progress and, through termly ‘Pupil Progress Meetings’, monitor the impact and effectiveness of the strategies employed and thus the expenditure of the funding we receive. 

There is no requirement to report online the progress of individual children.  In publically reporting on the use and impact of the pupil premium, schools need to observe the Data Protection Act of 1998 to ensure that individuals or groups of individuals cannot be identified.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2016 -17

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-18


Hyde Fordingbridge
Tel: 01425 653350


Hyde CE Primary School is now open to children from Reception and Year 6 and also to children of key workers.