Buile Hill Visual Arts College receives additional funding of £935 per pupil, per year for pupils who are entitled to free school meals, or that have been eligible for the past 6 years. This additional money is called the pupil premium.
We encourage all parents/carers to check their eligibility for free school meals by contacting the school office for an application form, as a successful application will increase the pupil premium funding the school receives. As well as receiving a free school lunch, children eligible for pupil premium can also access subsidised music lessons and apply for support with the cost of trips/visits. Our cashless catering system means that no one else will know that your child is receiving free school meals, as the money is added to their account automatically each day and can be spent in the usual way.
A report on the amount of pupil premium received, how it has been spent, and the impact of the spending for 2016/2017 can be viewed by clicking on the Pupil Premium Impact Report link. Our strategy for how the school plans to spend the 2017/2018 allocation, the barriers to learning and the effectiveness of the spending will be measured can be downloaded from the link below.
2017/2018 Strategy (16.01.2018 A Simmons)