Pupil Premium Information

Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the proposed strategy, spending and impact of the pupil premium at Holland House.

Follow the link to see if you are eligible visit https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/birmingham/

We know how important it is to you as parents that your children do well at school and that they make good progress with their learning. We work very hard to support every child and family, and we are keen to make sure we have all the resources available for us to do so.

The Government provides schools with extra money to help pupils whose families meet the criteria overleaf. In the past this would also mean that your child would qualify for free school meal. Now that all children have a free, healthy meal at school, we need your help to tell us if we are able to gain this funding called pupil premium, to support your child’s education at school. If your child has been entitled to a free school meal at any point they will be eligible, and the funding continues for 6 years after!

Pupil premium funding means an additional £1300 per school year for us to use to help your child to do well at school. Some of the ways we have used the additional money in school has been to provide extra speech and language support, 1:1 phonics and reading, extra help with maths. We have also been able to buy specialist help to meet children’s needs such as forest schools.

Our Charging and Remissions Policy is available on the school website via the policy page and outlines when families do not have to pay for additional activities, educational visits and swimming. Children for whom we receive the pupil premium are exempt from these charges. Letters asking for parent permission for children to go on visits will still be sent, we will ask you to tick if you are exempt. Proof of eligibility is needed for this, and if you meet any of the criteria over the page, we can ensure our records are up to date, and YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO PAY. In addition, children receiving Pupil Premium will be able to have a carton of milk at morning break without charge to parents (these are the same as those available to purchase).

Information about children receiving the Pupil Premium is treated confidentially, and children and other families will not know who receives it. You can make an appointment to speak to any other member of staff about it, or pop into the school office where Mrs Bond will be able to help you. Alternatively email enquiry@hollandh.bham.sch.uk, If you think you may be eligible, We urge you to share this with us and help us to support your child(ren).

In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,320 for primary-aged pupils

Schools will also receive £1,900 for each looked-after pupil who:

  • has been looked after for 1 day or more
  • was adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under:
    • a special guardianship order
    • a residence order

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Please can you also let school know if;

A parent or parents who are Service Personnel serving in regular HM Forces military units of all Forces; or in the Armed Forces of another nation and stationed in England.

Members of the Territorial Army are not classed as the regular armed forces for the purpose of the school Census.

More information on the Government’s website can be found by clicking below.

Pupil Premium Government website


Article 26 (social security)
Every child has the right to benefit from social security. Governments must provide social security, including financial support and other benefits, to families in need of assistance.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021 – 2024

This statement details our school’s use of Pupil Premium funding  to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils. It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year’s spending of pupil premium had within our school.

The Pupil Premium is additional funding for schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities. Schools receive this funding to support their eligible pupils and narrow the attainment gap between them and their peers. Children can be eligible for the pupil premium for a variety of reasons. These include their family circumstances, such as their parents’ income or occupations, and whether the child is in care.

Schools have the freedom to spend the premium, which is additional to the underlying school’s budget and recovery premium, in a way that they consider best supports the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils. In order to meet the above requirements, the Governing Body and staff at Holland House  will ensure that provision is made which secures the teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all its pupils. The Governors and staff also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. They therefore reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

Impact and Outcomes of Pupil Premium Strategy Statements

Article 26 (social security)

  • Every child has the right to benefit from social security.
  • Governments must provide social security, including financial support and other benefits, to families in need of assistance.