When planning a curriculum, Holtsmere End Junior School has had to recognise the very wide social and economic backgrounds of our families. The school is on the Woodhall Farm Estate in Hemel Hempstead– which according to Public Health England using indicators for socio-economics, 13.9% of children in Dacorum live in poverty. However at any one time Holtsmere End Junior School have a considerably higher proportion of disadvantaged children at around 30%. The school currently has a high percentage of children with special educational needs and the curriculum intent for these children is essential to consider.
The school is in receipt of additional funding (Pupil Premium) in respect of children identified in the category, and the reports below outline how this funding is spent and its impact.