“Our vision is for a high-educated society in which opportunity is more equal for children and young people no matter what their background or family circumstances.” (Department for Education, Vision statement)

The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011.  From September 2012, schools have received specific funds to support students from low-income families who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or have been at any point in the last six years (Ever 6), Looked After children (LAC) and those from facilities with parents in the Armed Forces (SC) under the umbrella, Pupil Premium (PP).

The Hayling College Pupil Premium Vision

Our school ethos is “Learning, Growing, Achieving and Celebrating Together” to be the best you can be every day.  All pupils have high quality teaching throughout the school although Pupil Premium students, where needed, will receive more targeted interventions to support their well-being and learning.

The College will: 

  • Work with teachers, parents/carers and governors to ensure pupils make expected or more than expected progress through high quality Teaching and Learning. 
  • Deliver personalised intervention to ensure economic disadvantage is not a barrier to success. 
  • Ensure that all Teaching Staff are aware of the needs of their Pupil Premium pupils. 
  • Track Pupil Premium data to analyse gaps and implement interventions and support. 
  • Provide the opportunity for students to have full access to the curriculum, extra-curricular and enrichment programmes.

In order to ensure the College has a sharp focus on the attainment and progress of Pupil Premium students, a member of the Leadership Team (LT) has the responsibility for leading the strategies and managing the provision for this group of students.

The support that Pupil Premium students receive is informed by the latest documentation and research from the Department for Education, Ofsted, Education Endowment Foundation, The Westminster Briefing and the Sutton Trust.  In unison, they advocate that the most effective ways for reducing the attainment gap in student performance, include the following:

  • Ensuring highly effective teaching
  • Informative and constructive feedback
  • Small group tuition and peer tutoring
  • Setting high quality homework
  • Transition support
  • Mentoring

In the light of these recommendations for best practice, the strategies implemented by the College include: 

  • Access to counsellors, Improvement Officer and SENCO 
  • Access to after-school extra-curricular activities 
  • Support for targeted educational visits including PiXL visit 
  • Year 6 interviews and Induction Days 
  • After-school homework clubs 
  • One-to-one and small group tuition in English and Maths 
  • Half term revision intervention 
  • Parent information, curriculum and revision evenings 
  • Specialised resources and intervention programmes 
  • Literacy and numeracy support in and out of the classroom 
  • Access to breakfast clubs and after-school revision sessions 
  • Academic support and extra tuition in all subjects 
  • PiXL Edge 
  • Reward tokens 
  • Google Classroom to record and organise homework
  • Year 8 Academic Profile meetings with parents to advise pupils during the Options process and to ensure that they choose and have access to courses that will allow them to achieve their potential 


Teacher with blue stripy tie in front of book case

Mr Ian Mills

Assistant Headteacher
Email iconEmail ian.mills@hayling.hants.sch.uk