Pupil Premium2021-03-24T11:09:08+00:00
Crown Hills Community College – Pupil Premium                              

The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in January 2011 and is a sum of money given to schools each year to improve educational outcomes for our most disadvantaged students. The money is targeted to students who are currently claiming Free School Meals (FSM), have claimed school meals in the last six years (Ever 6), are ‘In Service’ by having parents who have served in the armed forces within the last 4 years or are registered Looked After Children (LAC).

The Department for Education states that Pupil Premium funding, which is in addition to the main school budget, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for FSM and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches those pupils who need it most.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, the Government have stated that schools will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families through the outcomes they achieve. At Crown Hills Community College, we are committed to ensuring Pupil Premium students have the same high aspirations and opportunities as others to enable them to reach their potential. We work with all members of the school community to ensure all students have positive attitudes to learning so that high standards of attainment, progress and attendance can be achieved.

Pupil Premium students at Crown Hills achieved a Progress 8 score of +0.07 in 2019, which is significantly above the National Average figure of -0.44, with 39.3% achieving 9-5 in English and Maths, again, significantly above the National Average figure for this group, and in line with other non-disadvantaged students nationally.

To ensure the Pupil Premium funding has the highest impact for our most disadvantaged students, our evidence-based strategy has three key objectives that supports the whole college development plan.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-23


Be the best that you can be
Our PP students do not always have the same cultural capital awareness or access to resources to be able to be the best that they can be. We want to remove financial barriers for our PP students and enable them to attend more aspirational events and gain a wide variety of experiences.

Do what it takes for as long as it takes
For various reasons, our PP students don’t always demonstrate the commitment needed to succeed in their subjects. Our low prior attainment boys and girls demonstrate our biggest concerns across the school for low commitment over the last 3 years. This is having a negative effect on student progress with these groups. We want all of our students, and especially our PP students to become self-regulated, independent learners with high expectations of themselves and others.

Be ready to take on the world
There is a gap in attainment between our PP students and others at Crown Hills. The P8 figure for PP students has improved and is much higher than the National Average attainment figure for all students, however the ‘in-school gap’ has widened. Data shows that our girls progress is declining, along with SEND and low prior attaining boys. Our biggest progress gaps are identified in maths for low prior attaining girls.

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

· Income support

· Income-based jobseeker’s allowance

· Income-related employment and support allowance

· National asylum seeker support

· 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)
· The guaranteed element of state pension credit

· Working tax credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for working tax credit.

· Universal credit with annual net earned income of less than £7,400

How to apply for free school meals
You should only apply for free school meals if you receive one of the benefits listed above. To apply online click here

Get in touch
If you have any questions on free school meals or need support with your application, please email: or call 0116 454 1009 (option 3).

Coronavirus: Free school meals
All schools are open and eligible families will continue to receive their free school meal at school.

How will I receive the free school meal
Schools can choose how they provide the entitlement. We have chosen to provide Asda Gift Cards to those who are entitled and are home-learning. If you are entitled and not aware of the arrangement, contact the school direct.

To see the letter to Parents/Carers re Financial support for students in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant, click here

To see the Pupil Premium Funding Protocols and Faculty Bids, click here

To see the Subject Resource List, please click here

To place an order with the School Shop please fill out this form (click here) and attach it below (along with your child’s name and child’s school email address) and press send.

COVID winter grant
The pandemic may have affected your income and you now have less money to pay the bills than you did before. For example you may have been furloughed or have reduced working hours.
The COVID winter grant scheme aims to support households struggling to make ends meet over the winter during the pandemic.
This is a national scheme to give financial support to households struggling to make ends meet over the winter during the pandemic. It is designed to help with the cost of food, energy (including heating, cooking, lighting), water bills (including sewage) and other essentials. The scheme is part of larger winter support available to families and children.

If you are struggling, please contact the school so that we can see if you can get help from the Council’s Covid Winter Grant Scheme.

કોવિડ વિન્ટર ગ્રાંટ યોજના 
કોરોના વાયરસના રોગચાળાને કારણે તમારી આવક પર અસર થઈ શકે છેતમારી પાસે બીલ ચૂકવવા માટે 
પહેલા કરતા ઓછા પૈસા હોય શકે છે
ઉદાહરણ તરીકે તમને કદાચ નોકરી માં થી ઘરે રહેવાની પરવાનગી મળી હોય અથવા તમારા કામના કલાકો 
ઘટાડ્યા હોયજો તમે સંઘર્ષ કરી રહ્યાં છો,તો 
કૃપા કરીને શાળાનો સંપર્ક કરો જેથી અમે જોઈ શકીએ કે કાઉન્સિલની કોવિડ વિન્ટર ગ્રાંટ યોજનામાંથી તમને 
સહાય મળી શકે કે નહીં. 

Cōvid winter grānt yōjanā 
kōrōnā vāyrasnā rōgchālānē kāranē tamārī āvak par asar tha’ī śakē chhē. Tamārī pāsē bīll chūkavvā mātē pahēlā karatā ōchhā paisā hōy śakē chhē. Udaharan tarīkē tamanē kadāch nōkarī mā thī gharē rahēvānī raja malī hōy athavā tamārā kāmanā kalākō ghatādyā hōy. Jō tamē saṅgharsa karī rahyā chhō, tō krrupā karīnē śālānō sampark karō jēthī amē jō’ī śakī’ē kē kāunsil nī cōvid winter grānt yōjanāmā thī tamanē sahāy malī śakē kē nahī. 

For more detailed information on the Covid Winter Grant please visit the Leicester City Council website, click here

The Big Difference Scheme can help those who are in receipt of a low income and struggling to pay their water charges. If eligible for the scheme, customers could receive up to 90% off the average Severn Trent Water bill.

If you have a child who is eligible for income based free school meals, it is likely you will qualify for the scheme.

To apply for a reduction you must complete the online application via

For more information please visit – or contact Ellie Maybury via Email –

Food Banks

Please contact your local Food Bank if you have no money for food. You will need to have a referral from your GP or social worker but the Food Banks will support you with the advice you need. Alternatively, you could ask for a referral from your nearest Citizens Advice. Tell them you need the food bank – they’ll probably make you an appointment to discuss your situation with an adviser.  The adviser will ask you some questions about your income and needs. For example, if you need the food for just you or your whole family. If you’re eligible for the food bank, they’ll tell you how to get food.

Coronavirus – If you have no money for food

You might be able get help from a food bank. You’ll need to be referred to a food bank. If you have a referral, you’re still allowed to travel to a food bank – either for yourself or someone who’s vulnerable.

Food Bank – E2 Food Hub 
Emergency food 
Health and wellbeing 
Telephone: 0116 2359481 
Criteria: Directly affected by COVID19. Fill in a referral form on the website. 

Local Food Banks

Food Bank – Centre Project     
Leicester South Foodbank 
1 Alfred Place, Leicester, LE1 1EB 
Telephone: 0116 2707305 
Open: Mondays 10:30 – 13:00 
Referral needed. Call the food bank and they will ask for details. 

Food Bank – Open Hands Food Store 
Open Hands Trust 
The Open Hands Compassion Centre, 23-25 Highfield Street, Leicester, LE2 1AB 
Telephone: 0116 2558672
Open: Monday-Friday 9:00-16:30
Will provide food hampers for a short term only, between 10:00-12:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. 

Food Bank – Holy Trinity Church 
Leicester South Foodbank 
Holy Trinity Church, Turner Street, Leicester, LE1 6WY 
Telephone: 0116 2554013 
Open: Wednesdays 10:00 – 12:00 
Provides food vouchers which you can use at the food bank. 

Food Bank – Chroma Church 
Leicester South Foodbank 
15 Putney Road West, Freemen’s Common, Leicester, LE2 7TD 
Telephone: 0116 2985311 
Open: Tuesdays 09:30 – 12:00, Saturdays 09:30 – 12:00 
Provides food vouchers which you can use at the food bank. 

Food Bank – St Johns Church 
Leicester South Foodbank 
St Johns Church, 4a Clarendon Park Road, Leicester, LE2 3AD 
Telephone: 0116 2707305 Tuesday to Thursday (9:30 to 17:00) 
Open: Thursdays 18:00 – 19:00 
Provides food vouchers which you can use at the food bank. 

Peace Centre Food Bank 
As Salaam Trust- The Peace Centre 
The Peace Centre, Thurncourt Road, Thurnby Lodge, Leicester, LE5 2NG 
Telephone: 0783132907 or 07999271536  
Open Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:30 
Unemployed, registration process with proof. Food parcel every week. No delivery. 

New Parks Food Bank 
New Parks Community Panel 
New Parks Library, 321 Aikman Avenue. LE3 9PY 

Period Product Scheme for Schools and Colleges in England
No-one should be held back from accessing education due to their period. Last year the Government introduced the period product scheme to provide free period products for all learners who need them. This means learners at all state-maintained schools and 16 to 19 education organisations in England will continue to have access to free period products in their place of study.

Period products, such as pads and tampons, should be available for all who need them, when they need them, in order to access education. Having periods should not be a barrier to education for any learner. Making learners aware of the scheme is vital to making sure they can access period products when they are needed and to reduce the stigma surrounding periods.

Who is eligible
All learners in schools and 16 to 19 organisations should be able to access period products if they need them. This may include, for example, where learners:

  • have forgotten their products
  • cannot afford products
  • have come on their period unexpectedly

Who to go to if more period products are needed
All Heads of Years bases and the Main Reception have a supply of products available to you at all times. 

To see the CHCC Powerpoint on periods and puberty, click here


If you have uniform items you no longer need please donate them to us. All donations should be clean and all names should be crossed out or removed and pockets emptied.

We welcome:

  • School blazers with the school badge.
  • School ties.
  • School jumpers with the school badge.  
  • School trousers and skirts in good condition.
  • White shirts in good condition.
  • Blue PE shorts or jogging bottoms.
  • Blue PE t-shirts.

Items we DON’T WANT:

We only require school uniform items. We suggest if you have badly stained or ripped uniform that you donate it to your charity shop as rags – most charity shops will accept items for textile recycling if they can’t re-sell them to be worn.

To see the Covid 19 Catch up Premium, please click here

To see the Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy  Catch up Policy 2019-2020, please click here

To see the CHCC Pupil Premium Evaluation and Strategy 2020_21, click here

To see the CHCC Pupil Premium Evaluation and Strategy 2019_20, click here

To see the CHCC Pupil Premium Evaluation and Strategy 2018_19, click here

To see the CHCC Pupil Premium Evaluation and Strategy 2017_18, click here

Principal's welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to the Crown Hills Community
website. In the top 12% of schools nationally, Crown Hills
blends a 70 year history of inclusive education with an
innovative, forward-looking approach to providing a state
education like no other to 1500 students from the
inner-city backgrounds.

On this website, you will find all that you need to know
about our college: its history, its values and its vision
for the future. Aspiration, Commitment and Success are our
core values that underpin everything that we do and you will
see that our success is down how these values inspire all
that we do.

Farhan Adam



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