Pupil Premium

At Hilldene Primary School we believe that it's every child's first chance at formal education and they deserve nothing but a world class education. Through our school we aim to grow good people, people who are inspired and excited to make a difference to their lives and the lives of those around them.

Our underlying principle is that lessons should enable all our children, (regardless of background, disability, circumstances or situation), to achieve well and be able to flourish in life as a result. Our motto 'Striving to be better' is reflected in everything that we stand for.

We know that good teaching will improve the attainment of our most vulnerable pupils and as a school, we invest heavily in this. Our CPD (Continuous Professional Development) program provides on-going training opportunities for all staff to enable them to create high quality and supportive learning environments for all groups of pupils. In addition we have an innovative curriculum which engages our pupils in their learning.

At Hilldene Primary, we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children, our school motto is that we are always 'Striving to be better' and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning. We are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance and opportunity to become lifelong learners.

Pupil premium funding represents a significant proportion of our budget and this policy outlines how we will ensure it is spent to maximum effect.