Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

We welcome applications from Pupil Premium students at 11+ and 16+.


When Dame Henrietta Barnett founded the Hampstead Garden Suburb and The Henrietta Barnett School, one of the central parts of her vision was that the Suburb, and then the school, should be of benefit to people from all backgrounds. She was a great champion of the poor and disadvantaged in Victorian London and worked tirelessly her whole life to improve the lives of those whom she felt were not born with the advantages that wealth and privilege can bring.

Therefore, it is very important to us at HBS that children from less advantaged backgrounds attend the school. We are particularly keen to receive applications from parents of children who are entitled to Free School Meals (Pupil Premium). Many Pupil Premium pupils have attended HBS and they have all achieved fantastic GCSE and A Level results. They go onto the top universities and follow very successful career paths. There are Pupil Premium students in every year group at HBS.

In our Admissions Policy, Pupil Premium girls are given priority after the first round of 11+ testing, irrespective of where they live. This means that if a Pupil Premium candidate is ranked in the top 300 in the first round test, then she will be offered a place at the school, in accordance with our Admissions Policy. The only additional stipulation is that the parents have to provide written proof of Pupil Premium eligibility. We strongly recommend that parents who feel that they may be entitled to Free School Meals apply for this when their child is still in primary school, as their eligibility has to be approved before they apply for a place at HBS, in order to take advantage of the priority given to Pupil Premium candidates in the entrance test.

Once a Pupil Premium child has accepted a place, the school is able to provide additional support up to the maximum Pupil Premium allocation for each student. This may include paying for some, or all of:

  • Transport to and from school
  • School uniform
  • Sports equipment, stationery and a laptop
  • Music and singing lessons
  • LAMDA Lessons (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art)
  • Day and residential trips and educational visits
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
  • Participation in additional clubs where there is a fee
  • Careers talks, Higher Education guidance and application fees, as required

In the Sixth Form, students can apply for a 16-19 Bursary. For more information, please click here. The school will support 16-19 Bursary students in the same way as for Pupil Premium students in Years 7-11.

Current parents of the school are also strongly recommended to apply for Pupil Premium funding if they feel they feel they may be eligible. Their child will then be entitled to the same benefits as listed above.


Government Funding and Pupil Premium Report

During the financial year 2021-22, which covers part of the academic year 2020-21 and part of the academic year 2021-22, we expect to receive funding of £18,905.

Please click here for our Pupil Premium report, which can also be found in the School Policies section.

Academic Programme
We are committed to providing a broad education that is ambitious, varied and stimulating.
Years 7 - 9
At Key Stage 3, we want to enable girls to pursue a wide variety of academic and extra-curricular interests to the full.
Years 10 - 11
Progress into Key Stage 4 is both a psychological one, entering the ‘GCSE years’, as well as a literal one.
Sixth Form
Sixth Form is a vibrant, friendly and happy community, where every student is valued and given individual attention.