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.|
Children and young people who receive benefit related free school meals will be able to access free activities and food provision over the Christmas holiday 2021.
Winter 2021 offer
Leicester City Council, with funding from the Department for Education, are working with local schools, community organisations and local partners to bring this exciting offer to you.
There are two different types of programmes to choose from, these are:
- Four activity days including food onsite
Providers who are offering four days of activities at a venue with a nutritious meal available each day. Some providers have kindly extended their offer to hold up to six days over the holiday period.
- Activity day and food hamper
Providers who are offering less than four days of activities will supplement their offer with food hampers for the children to take home.
Note: Children can access only one programme over the winter holiday period. When you register, it is for all the days offered by the provider.
What are the options?
Take part in a range of fun activities offered by over 40 providers. Activities include sports, arts, dancing, ice-skating and much more.
Who is this for?
The offer is only available to children and young people who:
- live in Leicester City
- are aged between 4 to 16 and in full-time education
- are receiving benefits related free school meals
How to register?
To sign up to the sessions at Crown Hills Community College please Click here
The council will check to see if your child / children:
- is currently receiving benefits related free school meals
- is within the programme age range (see provider’s information page)
- has not already been allocated another programme place within the city
Registration closes on Friday 3 December 2021
Not receiving free school meals?
View the free school meals information to find out if your child is eligible.
If you make an application, you must wait for the response before applying for a programme place. There is no guarantee applications will be processed before the registration closing date.
- Registration form completed – what next?
- Full list of providers – PDF version
- Registration form explained
- Alternative support this winter
- Letter from Marcus Rashford and Henry Dimbleby on Holiday Activities and Food programme – pdf – 69.9KB
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: email@example.com 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 information on our school shop, please click here
To see the information on how the Grant Allowance can be used at our school shop, please 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.
Healthy Start Scheme
Are you pregnant or have children under four? You may be eligible for free food vouchers for families on low income support as part of the Healthy Start scheme.
The Healthy Start voucher scheme has been set up by the Government and the NHS, to offer vouchers to help buy the basics such as fruit/veg and milk. You’ll qualify for the Healthy Start scheme if you are at least 10 weeks pregnant or you have at least one child that’s under 4.
In addition, you must be receiving any of the following:
- Child Tax Credit (only if your family’s annual income is £16,190 or less)
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Pension Credit (which includes the child addition)
- Universal Credit (only if your family’s take-home pay is £408 or less per month from employment)
How to apply
To apply for the Healthy Start scheme, you can download a paper application form from the Healthy Start website, or you can request one from your GP, Health Visitor or Midwife. Alternatively, you can request one from the Healthy Start helpline on 0345 607 6823, or request a copy from school, to be sent home with your child. Post completed forms to:
Healthy Start Issuing Unit
PO Box 1067
How much are the Healthy Start food vouchers worth?
From April 2021, the value of the Healthy Start food vouchers is £4.25.
How quickly will I receive my Healthy Start paper vouchers?
Within two weeks of your application being approved. After that, vouchers are sent out every four weeks. If you have not heard from the Healthy Start Issuing Unit after two weeks, call the helpline on 0345 607 6823.
What can I buy with the vouchers?
The vouchers can be used to buy some of the basics needed.
- Fresh or frozen fruit and vegetables
- Milk (plain cows’ milk either whole, semi-skimmed, skimmed or UHT)
- Infant formula (follow on milk isn’t included)
- Healthy start vitamins
- Infant formula milk
Where can I use the Vouchers in Leicester?
There are over 140 retailers across the City that accept Healthy Start vouchers. Please check with a retailer prior to doing your shopping to ensure that they accept the vouchers. Search for a retailer by postcode area, or view the full retailer list online or download pdf.
Extra value when using your vouchers
Some supermarkets offer additional savings when using your healthy start vouchers. The latest local offers are:
- Co-op – An extra £1 off your total shop.
- Tesco – A £1 coupon to spend on fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables on your next shop.
This government grant aims to support households most in need this winter. It runs until 31 March 2022 with referrals open until 14 March 2022.
What is the fund?
This is a national scheme to give financial support to households struggling to make ends meet this winter.
Can I apply myself?
You can apply yourself if you need help only with:
- Energy bills (including heating, cooking, lighting and water).
You may be referred
A professional will refer you if you need help with food or energy bills and any of the following:
- Support with gas, electricity and water bills, or historic debt on these bills (including sewerage)
- Essential kitchen equipment (cookers, fridge freezers, microwaves and washing machines)
- Other essentials (warm clothing and bedding)
- In exceptional cases, support with housing costs.
Am I eligible?
The scheme aims to support Leicester residents who are on a low income and facing financial hardship. You will be asked to provide evidence of your circumstances, such as your last two months’ bank statements and a recent energy bill showing how much you owe. Please have these ready to upload with your application form.
We will assess your application and email you to explain our decision. If you were referred by a professional we will also email them.
I cannot claim public funds. Can I apply?
People who cannot claim public funds are not eligible to apply for this grant.
There are some exceptions: for example, where someone has community care needs, serious health problems or there is a risk to a child’s wellbeing.
In these cases please phone 0116 454 1004 and ask for Children’s Services Duty and Assessment Team (for families with children) or Adult Services Duty and Assessment Team (for individuals and couples without children).
How long will this scheme run for?
The scheme will operate between 18 November 2021 and 31 March 2022, unless funding is used up before this date.
We will accept all applications up to 14 March 2022.
How will I receive support?
We will look at the information in your application to see what support you need.
If your application is successful, your award will be made in the following ways:
- An e-voucher for food, clothing and bedding. This will be a contribution towards your spending on these items, not a replacement for your entire budget
- An e-voucher or credit onto your bill for gas, electricity, district heating, water/sewerage
- Cookers, fridge freezers, washing machines and microwaves will be delivered. These could be re-used items
- Rent payments will be made directly to your rent account or landlord.
Where can I use my food e-vouchers?
If you are awarded an e-voucher, you will need to go online to convert this into a gift card from one of the following supermarkets. You can then spend the gift card in store.
- M&S Foods
- Company Shop Group
Find out how to use your e-voucher (PDF).
Can I apply more than once?
You can make up to three applications for food before 14 March 2022.
All other awards (such as rent, energy costs, equipment) are intended to cover the whole period of the scheme and we will refuse any second applications for these.
How do I apply?
You can apply online for help with food, and energy or water bills. You can also ask a family member or friend to apply on your behalf.
If you also need help with historic energy or water debt, white goods, warm clothing or bedding, a professional has to apply for you. Contact one of the following:
- Your social worker (if you receive support from one)
- Your child’s school (if you have a child at school)
- Your housing officer (if you are a Leicester City Council tenant)
If you do not have any contact or support from these services, or if you need help to complete the form (for example, you do not have online access or need language support), contact Citizens Advice Leicestershire on 0808 278 7970 (9am – 4pm, Monday to Friday), or visit their website.
We are accepting all referrals until 14 March 2022.
Will there be any changes to the grant?
If we need to make any changes, an updated policy will be published on this page. All applications received the day after any published changes will be assessed in line with that updated policy.
What other help is available?
We offer a range of advice and support to city residents who need support during the coronavirus pandemic.
- Get help to pay your fuel bills
- Get support with your housing costs or council tax
- Get help with insulation and heating measures.
We must make sure that all applications are made legitimately.
If you falsely declare your circumstances, provide a false statement or provide false evidence in support of your application, you may have committed an offence under the Fraud Act 2006.
We have a zero-tolerance approach to fraud and financial irregularity. All suspicions of fraud relating to this scheme will be referred to Leicestershire Police.
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 www.bigdiff.co.uk
Please contact your local Food Bank if you have no money for food. You will need to have a referral from us, or 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 the situation with an advisor. 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.
Food Bank – E2 Food Hub
Beaumont Leys – COVID-19 EMERGENCY FOOD PARCELS
Health and wellbeing
Telephone: 0116 2359481
Criteria: Directly affected by COVID19. Fill in a referral form on the website.
Local Food Banks
The Wesley Hall Food Bank, (in partnership with Rahma Mercy)
Wesley Hall Community Centre
76 Hartington Road, Leicester LE2 0GN
Tel 0116 262 6000
Food Bank referrals can be made from the school and operates on Mondays and Fridays at 1PM
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.
- 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 2021_22, 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