Pupil Premium2023-03-30T08:09:20+01:00

Crown Hills Community College – Pupil Premium    

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.

To see the Pupil Premium Strategy 2022/23 please click here 

Do you think your child might be able to get some extra support through Free School Meals / Pupil Premium funding?

Click here – it takes just 5 minutes and you will get an immediate answer.

You will need your National Insurance Number or National Asylum Seekers Number as well as your name, date of birth and contact details and your child’s name and date of birth. Full details are below.

Alternatively, you can ask at reception if you want us to check your eligibility for you, or email us at sduis@crownhills.leicester.sch.uk

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: education-fsm@leicester.gov.uk 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 School Shop List, 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

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
WA55 1EG

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.

  1. Fresh or frozen fruit and vegetables
  2. Milk (plain cows’ milk either whole, semi-skimmed, skimmed or UHT)
  3. Infant formula (follow on milk isn’t included)
  4. Healthy start vitamins
  5. Pulses
  6. 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.

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

For more information please visit – www.sttf.org.uk/big-difference-scheme/ or contact Ellie Maybury via Email –Emaybury@aurigaservices.co.uk

Food Banks

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
Emergency food
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 Poverty Poster 2 (1)

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.

We welcome:

  • 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 CHCC Pupil Premium Strategy 2022_23 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

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

‘BetterOff’ Benefits Entitlement

Please see here to access an online calculator to see if you are entitled to benefits. The website also provides information on how to find and apply for jobs.

If you would like help or support with using this website please come to our FREE Drop-In Advice session which runs every Monday 6-7pm during Term Time.

Principal's welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to the Crown Hills Community
website. In the top 12% of schools nationally, Crown Hills
blends a 70 year history of inclusive education with an
innovative, forward-looking approach to providing a state
education like no other to 1500 students from the
inner-city backgrounds.

On this website, you will find all that you need to know
about our college: its history, its values and its vision
for the future. Aspiration, Commitment and Success are our
core values that underpin everything that we do and you will
see that our success is down how these values inspire all
that we do.

Farhan Adam



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