The Pupil Premium is additional funding which is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last six years (known as 'Ever 6 FSM') and Service Children including those who were eligible for the Service Child Premium at any point in the last three years (known as 'Ever 3 Service Child'.) Students in care, who have been looked after by local authorities for more than six months also continue to qualify for the Pupil Premium. The Pupil Premium is aimed at addressing the current underlying inequalities which exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent peers. 

Strategies to Achieve our Aims and Objectives

Our main priority is to ensure outstanding quality teaching throughout the school. This will benefit all students, including those who are in receipt of Pupil Premium. The primary provision for Pupil Premium students is via the classroom teacher. Therefore, all staff are:

  • Aware of which students are in receipt of Pupil Premium
  • Aware of the individual needs of all students
  • Able to request additional support and interventions for Pupil Premium students where required

In addition there are a range of targeted support strategies resulting in every student, regardless of their background, being able to:

  • Improve their level of attainment and progress
  • Close attainment gaps relative to school averages
  • Have full access to our curriculum
  • Access our extra-curricular provision

The gap between disadvantaged students and other students continues to narrow. The range of targeted strategies implemented throughout the school has enabled disadvantaged students to improve their levels of attainment and progress. The charts below shows the trend over the past 3 years based on 5 A-C inc English and Maths. 

Results 2015-16

Attainment Category % of Disadvantaged Students Achieving Category
% 5 A-C English & Maths 45
5+ A*-C 50
5+ A*-G 94
A*-C English 77
A*-C Maths 50

Narrowing the Gap

The Gap between disadvantaged students and other students continues to narrow.  The rang of targeted strategies implemented throughout the school has enabled disadvantaged students to improve their levels of attainment and progress.  The charts below shows the trend over the past 3 years based on 5 A-C grades including English and Maths.

  2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Whole Cohort 64 56 73 60
Disadvantaged students 33 41 61 45
Other students 68 59 75 60
GAP 35% 18% 14% 15%

Please see Pupil Premium Strategy Document for information on 2016-17 Pupil Premium Strategy.   This can be found by clicking HERE along with documentation advising on how we spend the funding.

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