Disadvantaged Students

Disadvantaged Students

The amount of disadvantaged funding allocated to The Holt School during the 2017-18 financial year was £63,475. Disadvantaged funding allocation for 2018-19 is £73685. Please click below for details of our disadvantaged strategy.

The pupil premium was introduced by the government in April 2011 and is allocated to use to raise the attainment of students who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘ever 6 FSM or FSM6). For more information click on the links below.

The government believes the pupil premium, which is additional to the main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who most need it.

Schools have the freedom to spend the disadvantaged allocation in a way which they feel will best support the progress of students. Alongside this, there is the commitment to report allocation, spend and renew impact.

Schools also receive extra funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, children of service personnel and Year 7 students who have not reached level four in English or maths.

Children Adopted from Care

From April 2014, schools in England can receive the pupil premium for children adopted from care or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order (SGO) on or after 30 December 2005. Schools can also claim the pupil premium for children who left care under a Residence Order (RO) on or after 14 October 1991.

Year 7 Catch up Premium

This funding is to provide additional teaching support to pupils who have not reached level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of year 6. 

  • ICA Curriculum
  • Literacy Club

Year 7 Catch Up premium = 14 students @£500 = £7000

Service Child Premium

The government introduced a Service children premium in April 2011. Unlike the main deprivation pupil premium this is not about raising attainment but about providing additional (mainly pastoral) support.

  • Arc Counselling

Service Child Premium = 6 students @£300 = £1800

Free School Meal Eligibility

If you feel your child is eligible for FSM, please contact the school office – registration is quick and easy. To check to see if your child is entitled and to complete the registration form, please click here: