Pupil premium is a grant given to the school by the Department for Education (DfE) to provide extra support for those children who receive free school meals, along with children in care and also those who have parents in the armed forces.
In school, we currently have 228 students who are entitled to benefit from the additional funding.
In 2017-18 it is £935 for those eligible for Free School Meals, £1900 for looked after children or those adopted from care, and £300 for a service child.
• an accelerated reading scheme; supported reading scheme and an on-line reading programme
• smaller group sizes in English and mathematics
• the homework club
• a mentoring programme
• one-to-one tuition
• small group tuition
• focussed careers guidance in Year 10 and 11
• free music tuition and help with the costs of residential trips
• developing inclusion strategies
• improving attendance
Cohort 2018 English GCSE Intervention Strategies (Provisional)
56.7% gained a grade 4+
40.0% gained a grade 5+
Cohort 2018 Maths GCSE Intervention Strategies (Provisional)
56.7% gained a 4+
20.0% gained a grade 5+
50% gained a grade 4+ in both English and maths
20% gained a grade 5 + in both English and maths
In all GCSEs, an average of 56% of targets were achieved by PP students who gained an attainment 8 score of 3.9.
Key Stage 3 Literacy and Reading Interventions
Year 7 and year 8 PP students made on average 21 months and 22 months reading progress respectively in 2017-2018 and improved their standardised age score by 5 points.