What is Pupil Premium?

The Government introduced the Pupil Premium in April 2011. The Pupil Premium is the name of the funding given directly to schools to support students who are in receipt of Free School Meals or who have been registered for free school meals within the last 6 years. The children of Armed Forces families and young people who are in care are also eligible for Pupil Premium funding. We use the Pupil Premium to improve the achievement of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.


How much Pupil Premium money does our school receive?

These funds are in addition to the main school budget and are allocated on the basis of the number of students who qualify for the Pupil Premium.

In the 2023 to 2024 financial year, schools receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

• £1,050 for pupils in Year 7 to Year 11


Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract up to £2,570 of pupil premium funding. However, funding for these pupils doesn’t go to their school; it goes to the virtual school head (VSH).

Schools will also receive £2,570 for each pupil who has left local-authority care.

The service premium is extra funding for schools to support children and young people when one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces or one of their parents served in the regular armed forces in the last 6 years. Schools receive £335 for each pupil.


What does Carr Hill offer?

Our Pupil Premium approach is a 3 tier strategy: Tier 1 focuses on quality first teaching, Tier 2 on academic interventions and Tier 3 on wider interventions and support. In line with this strategy, the intended spending summary 2022-2023 outlines the ways in which Carr Hill High School is investing its Pupil Premium to improve the progress of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is anything your child needs to support them at school. Recently we have been able to support children by paying for revision materials, musical lessons, sports equipment, as well as providing breakfasts in school and making a contribution to school trips. Please contact Mrs Somers (Pupil Premium Manager) to discuss this on: 01772 682 008 or lsomers@carrhill.lancs.sch.uk


Where can I get more information on Free School Meals?

If you are not sure whether your child is eligible for Free School Meals or would like more information about how you should go about claiming an entitlement, please contact Lancashire County council direct on 01524 581207.


Intended Spending Summary

Pupil Premium Strategy 2023 - 2024 and Spending Review 2022 - 2023


Previous Actual Spending Summary

Pupil Premium Strategy 2022 - 2023 and Spending Review 2021 - 2022

2019 - 2020 Actual Spending Summary

2018-2019 Actual Spending Summary 

2017-2018 Actual Spending Summary 

2016-17 PPG Actual Spending Summary 


Papers copies of all documents can be requested via the school reception. 



Summer School

Carr Hill Summer School ran again over the Summer. There were lots of activities that allowed the students to learn, gain new skills and experience new things whilst also supporting new students to get to know the school.


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