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MAT Pupil Premium

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to the main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying in equalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it the most. The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than 24 hours.

By following the links provided you will find details of how each school within the Hornchurch Academy Trust has used this money on an annual basis. You will also find how each school intends to use the money for the current financial year. Anonymised data also shows how each school has performed in closing the gap between Pupil Premium children and non-Pupil Premium children.

Historical information from each school can be found by following the links below:

Whybridge Junior School:


Scargill Infant School:


Scargill Junior School:


Upminster Infant School:


Upminster Junior School:


What has been the impact of Pupil Premium funding?

The impact of historical Pupil Premium funding in each school prior to 1st September 2017 conversion to academy can be found on each schools respective website.

How will the Hornchurch Academy Trust use Pupil Premium in the future?

Schools within the Hornchurch Academy Trust will develop a strategic plan to ensure best value and impact from funding through collaborative opportunities.

The aim is to develop and provide high quality provision and earliest intervention to diminish the difference between Pupil Premium eligible children and non eligible children.  This is to promote best outcomes and developed life chances that allow children to successfully move to the next stage of their lives and education.

Further details of joint planning and joint spending will be published on this website when available.