Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium 2016-17

Applications for Free School Meals

Applying for free school meals and additional educational support for your child is simple and takes seconds.

You can get almost £400 of free meals at school alongside a range of other benefits contained within our Pupil Premium Pledge by simply telephoning the Local Authority on 0845 155 1019 and give your National Insurance number and you child’s date of birth. You will be told immediately if you are eligible and the next steps in the process. We are not allowed to telephone on behalf of the parent or carer – it has to be done in person.

Our Pupil Premium Pledge includes:

  • payment for educational materials such as revision guides and materials for practical subjects.
  • access to mentoring and careers advice.
  • priority access to additional educational provision.
  • priority access to one-off projects designed to raise attainment.

So, a year’s worth of school meals alongside a range of educational benefits means that a simple phone call could be very worthwhile!

Use of the Pupil Premium and Outcomes for Students

The Government provides additional funding for students who are in receipt receive free school meals, Looked After Children or the children of service personnel. This is because research shows that nationally, students in these groups, do significantly less well than other similar students. The funding is designed to bridge the gap.


  2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
  Disadv Other Difference Disadv Other Difference Disadv Other Difference
Number of pupils  35 122   35 119   38 120  
% of Pupils       23% 77%   24% 76%  
%Achieving A*-C incl Eng and Ma  17% 64%  47% 31% 52% 21% 53% 66% 13%
% Achieving 5+ A*-C GCSE incle Eng and Ma  17% 61%  44% 26% 50% 24% 50% 59% 9%
% Pupils making expected progress in Eng  33% 64%  31% 41% 61% 20% 61% 72% 11%
% Pupils making expected progress in Ma  36% 81%  47% 49% 70% 21% 61% 77% 16%

 The Government has asked every School to make it clear where this money is being spent and the impact it is having on young people eligible for the Pupil Premium.

Planned Spend 2016-17

Underpinning all of the activities and support for disadvantaged students is the college-wide expectation of quality-first teaching coupled with a culture of high expectations and challenge.

Total Number of Pupils in school                                                                               669

Number of Pupils eligible for PP funding (this figure is not static)                                 152

Total PP budget                                                                                                      £140,303


Activity Objectives Cost
1:1/small group teaching for maths Ø  Increase the progress made by the targeted students. £32,760
Intervention teaching to enable bespoke timetables Ø  Provide a balanced curriculum to our most vulnerable students.

Ø  Support students by providing additional supervised study time.

Ø  Improve attendance and reduce fixed term exclusions.

Assertive Mentoring Ø  Increase the progress made by the targeted students.

Ø  Improve attitudes to learning.

Ø  Support with college applications.

Ø  Support with deadlines and revision.

Attendance Officer Ø  Priority given to reducing the number of disadvantaged students with persistent absence.

Ø  Ensuring attendance in line with that of non-disadvantaged students.

Student Welfare Officers and counsellor Ø  Running programs such as THRIVE, mindfulness and Early Intervention for Mental Health.

Ø  Ensure students’ attendance and attitude in lessons is positive.

Student Intervention Coordinators Ø  Provide support for students with complex social and emotional needs (CiC, CiN, CP).

Ø  Advocate for and support most vulnerable disadvantaged students.

QA of Quality First Teaching Ø  LT and HoF/HoS work in monitoring impact of teaching and learning over time. £7,500
Development of pedagogy Ø  Enabling all staff to deliver high Quality First Teaching strategies to enable disadvantaged students to benefit from the best teaching and progress. A whole school key priority is to ensure disadvantaged gaps are closed. To embed ‘feedback’ as identified by the EEF Toolkit regular Professional development is required on an ongoing basis. £6,000
PP Champion Ø  AP focus on implementing and evaluating faculty and whole school strategies designed to diminish the gap. £15,000
Behaviour   Interventions Ø  In-school strategies and interventions to support disadvantaged students.

Ø  Use of external providers where necessary to prevent, where possible, permanent exclusions of disadvantaged students.

Resources and materials for revision and practical subjects Ø  Ensure students have access to all the resources they require to succeed. £3,000
Extended Day Ø  Additional teaching time provided at KS4 to improve student outcomes and diminish the gap.

Ø  Homework club to provide a supportive environment for home learning.

Careers Advice and support Ø  Ensure students are fully informed prior to selecting college courses.

Ø  Prepare students for interviews and applications.

Ø  Enable students to compete equally with non-disadvantaged students.

Enrichment Ø  Inspirational visits and access to internal workshops designed to motivate students and broaden the horizons of disadvantaged students. Such as visits to universities, G&T workshops, STEM days. £1,500
E-praise Ø  Reward students for positive attitudes and work ethic to ensure engagement.

Ø  Monitor behavior to enable early intervention by SWO to avoid isolations and FTE.

Accelerated Reader Ø  To engage disadvantaged students in reading and monitor progress. £1,000