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Shenley Road, Woodhall Farm, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. HP2 7JZ
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Pupil Premium Academic Year 2018-19

Pupil Premium Statement


The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings, Looked after Children, children adopted from care and Service Forces children. It also includes pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, we are held accountable as to how we have used the additional funding to support these pupils and are also required to publish this information online. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.

At Holtsmere End Junior school all teachers and support staff know the disadvantaged children in their classes very well and work seamlessly to ensure that these groups of children are given the same opportunities and experiences that their peers enjoy.  We remain absolutely committed to ensuring that every child, irrespective of their background, will achieve highly and thoroughly enjoy their time spent with us


The school’s pupil premium grant allocation amount

We will receive £77880 for the period April 18- March 2019


A summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school

Both Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium children face similar barriers to their educational achievement. Some barriers that our Pupil Premium students face are:


-           Literacy

-           English As Second Language (EAL)

-           Students with additional educational needs (SEND)

-           Home circumstances

-           Lack of access to extra-curricular experiences due to parents’ low income


How we will spend the pupil premium to address those barriers and the reasons for that approach

We will spend the pupil premium funding on programmes, projects and initiatives which support the engagement and involvement of disadvantaged children. These include the following: 1-to-1 Tuition, projects relating to behaviour, pastoral support, various Service Level Agreements with the Local Authority in order to support the disadvantaged students, Learning Support Assistants to support the SEND children, extra curriculum activities and afternoon clubs.



How we will measure the impact of the pupil premium

Academic impact

Data is collected and analysed at Pupil Progress meetings during the academic year.  Attention is focused on any gaps in attainment or progress of pupil premium students. Students not making expected progress are targeted immediately for intervention, and their progress is monitored to ensure their achievement comes in line with national expectations. 



Emotional well-being

The impact of interventions to support children’s emotional well-being is measured in a variety of ways which include; pupil voice, parent voice and feedback from class teachers and support assistants.  The Boxhall Profile is completed for the children who attend our weekly nurture group sessions. The profile enables our team to identify individual successes and plan the next steps for individual children.


The date of the next review of the school’s pupil premium strategy

We review the Pupil Premium strategy on a termly basis.  Outcomes for disadvantaged pupils are shared in the Headteacher’s report at termly Governor’s meetings.

Download this file (HEJS Pupil Premium Strategy Statement September 2019 Reviewed Sept 2020.pdf)Pupil Premium Strategy 2019[ ]561 kB

Our Location

Our Address:
Holtsmere End Junior School
Shenley Road,
Woodhall Farm,
Hemel Hempstead,
01442 253189
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