Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium provides additional funding in addition to the main funding a school receives. It is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as students from less deprived families.

It is currently paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been:

  • Registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (FSM)
  • In care for six months or longer (LAC)

In 2015/16 the school received an additional £935 per student. The total amount of Pupil Premium funding for 2016/17 is £406,204.

The funds are spent to narrow the achievement gap between FSM/LAC students and the general school population. Their aim is to enhance provision and ensure that FSM/LAC students have full access to the curriculum. The school supports students to ensure that any barriers to achievement are removed.

We monitor the impact of our spending of Pupil Premium funding very carefully. We do this by monitoring the progress of all our students regularly and analysing the performance of the students that qualify for Pupil Premium as a distinct group.

Over the last three years the performance of students supported by pupil premium has improved and the ‘attainment gap’ has narrowed.
The results of our Pupil Premium Students are shown below:

GCSE Results 5 A*-C EM
2014
41%
2015
44%
2016
44%

The tables below show how the Pupil Premium funding was spent in 2015/16 and the planned spending for 2016/17.

2016-17 Planned

£402,050

TotalAdditional English and Maths Teaching and Interventions £39,193
Intervention/Pastoral support staff £275,860
Head of Department for Teaching and Learning £3,789
Literacy Interventions £28,216
Counselling service £5,472
Music peripatetic lessons £8.600
Trips and Visits £6,000
Residential subsidies £12,000
Extra Curricular activities £4,000
Off site provision £16,920
Rewards and Prizes £2,000