Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium for 2020-2021 is additional funding allocated by the Department for Education to the College on the basis of the numbers of children who meet at least one of the following criteria:
•Children Looked After (CLA)
•Looked after children (LAC) defined in Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority.
•Children adopted from care or who have left care (post-LAC)
•This includes pupils recorded in the January 2020 school census and alternative provision census, who were looked after by a local authority in England and Wales immediately before being adopted or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order).
•Ever 6/Free School Meals (FSM)
•Pupils recorded in the January 2020 school census and alternative provision census who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) since May 2014, as well as those first known to be eligible at January 2020.
•Ever 6 Service Child
•Pupils recorded in the January 2020 school census who were eligible for the service child premium since the January 2015 census as well as those recorded as a service child for the first time on the January 2020 school census.
The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is given to schools and local authorities under two main policies:
•Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential
•Supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces
The College’s Pupil Premium Policy provides further information about our commitment to closing the attainment gap between eligible students and their non-eligible peers.

Accountability, Monitoring and Evaluation

Schools are held to account in relation to their use of the Pupil Premium. The College utilises a multi-layered approach in monitoring and evaluating the progress of disadvantaged students including:
•Attendance monitoring
•Daily form tutor monitoring
•Ensuring students can access the relevant curriculum
•Provision of resources
•Staff training and development in supporting pupil premium students
•Teacher and subject leader assessment, tracking and evaluation
•Head of Year monitoring, guidance and support
•Termly assessment and data analysis
•Training and sharing of ‘best practice’ with other schools and across staff
•A member of the Leadership Team taking key responsibility for the use of the Pupil Premium
•Review and monitoring reports presented to the Governing Body
You can view the Pupil Premium Report HERE
Free School Meals

Free School Meals (FSM) are a valuable way of your child receiving a nourishing meal during the day whilst also allowing the College to receive additional funding to improve the education and outcomes of disadvantaged students.  

Hertfordshire County Council have published some helpful information on criteria and how to apply for this valuable benefit. We encourage parents to check to establish whether or not their child/children qualify and, where appropriate, to complete the application process. Once submitted and approved, payment is made directly to the College. 

Further information can be found here: 


Summer School 2021
Hockerill ran a summer school for targeted students coming into Year 7 and a few already in Year 8. The aim of the camp was to aid transition and support the academic and pastoral development of all the students involved. 22 students attended the Summer School overall. The college has claimed £6039.64. The majority of this was spent on staffing as we used existing college staff to run the summer school as this helped with familiarity in the setting. Two of the staff were members of SLT. 

Category Amount
Staffing £5556.65
Outside presenter £140
Materials/Resources for the camp £342.99