Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium and Year 7 Catch Up Premium 2017/2018

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It is additional government funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. The funding is allocated to schools for pupils from Reception to Year 11 who have registered for Free School Meals in the last six years, are in Local Authority Care or have parents in the Armed Forces (Please note that allocations are not made for pupils in the sixth form.)

In 2017/2018 financial year, the funding allocated is £935 per pupil (Pupil Premium), £1900 for Looked After pupils and children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order, and £300 for pupils of Armed Forces families and £500 for Year 7 Catch Up pupils.

In 2017 the percentage of Pupil Premium students is 25%, 1% of the school population are looked after children.

External Examination Results 2017

Grade 5+ in English and maths 40%
Grade 4+ in English and maths 66%
Progress 8 0.82
Attainment 8 51.18


The grade 5+ results were 11% above their FFT target.  

Catch up 7

Catch Up 7 was spent on Numeracy and Literacy intervention according to need and diagnostic assessment.


Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium £384 285
Year 7 Catch Up £15 000
Children Looked After £17 370
Service Children £900
Total £417 555


Pupil Premium and Catch up 7 targeted Activities and Support

19% of our Pupil Premium pupils have Special Educational Needs. No single intervention provides a complete solution to the complex educational needs of any school and therefore there are many strategies adopted to support our pupils.

The Pupil Premium and Catch Up 7 is spent in an integrated and targeted way, to ensure that pupils receive the opportunity for additional support and access to learning opportunities. We chose the classroom approaches and intervention strategies which research has shown works. The progress of these pupils is monitored throughout the year at each assessment point and the strategies are monitored for their effectiveness.

Sutton trust research indicates that effective support comes from improving feedback

(a whole school focus), reduced class size, early intervention and extending the breadth of the curriculum. 


How Pupil Premium Supports our Learners

Curriculum Support
Small group teaching – in key subjects to support literacy, maths and science.
Small withdrawal groups for selected pupils at Key Stage 3. These sessions focus on literacy and numeracy skills.
Small withdrawal groups for GCSE support in English and maths
Higher Level Teaching Assistant to deliver small group and 1:1 intervention (maths).
English Intervention specialists working with identified pupils.
Literacy Leader – team to co-ordinates Base Line Assessments which informs the groupings for Years 7 and 8.

A team monitor the progress of KS3 and the scheme of work.

Additional Staffing in English, Maths and Science to facilitate additional lessons and groups, to reduce class sizes.
Individual analysis of need both through assessments and in conjunction with pastoral staff.
Assertive Mentor Programme – regular detailed feedback on progress.
Rise and Read Programme (including transport)
Music Lessons both instrumental and singing lessons.
Accelerated Reader – to improve reading and comprehension.
Enhanced Curriculum/Pre Option  (extending the breadth of the curriculum)
Support to access learning opportunities
Food provided prior to core examinations and during revision days and twilight sessions.
Water and food for GCSE examinations
Revision materials
Holiday  and Saturday Revision Programmes to support pupils preparing for examination classes – resources and staffing
Herd Farm weekends to support GCSE preparation
Summer School – resources and staffing
Software programme to support independent learning
Targeted independent careers advice and guidance.
Resources for technology
Rewards Activities – support the Progress Pyramid for those pupils who are consistently making progress and attendance.
Provision of in-house behaviour support officer.
Subsidised residential trip to France
Resilience Camp Year 7
The Resource Centre is staffed at break to provide an additional area for vulnerable pupils.
Actions focused on improving attendance
EWO – works with the school pastoral team and external agencies to improve pupil attendance.
Head of Year Case Studies – an additional non-contact lesson per week.


Pupil Premium Report 2017


If you are uncertain as to whether or not your pupil is entitled to Free School Meals please contact Mrs Howarth on 01924 872262.


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