School Closure: The school is closed for the break and will re-open on Monday 25th February

School Closure: The school is closed for the break and will re-open on Monday 25th February

Pupil Premium 2018-19

The pupil premium is additional funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students and close the gap between them and their peers.

Secondary schools receive £935 for students in year 7 to 11 who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.

Schools also receive £1900 for each student who has left local authority care because of one of the following:

  • Adoption
  • A special guardianship order
  • A child arrangements order
  • A residence order

Children who have been in local authority care for 1 day or more also attract £1900 of ‘pupil premium plus’ funding. Funding for these students does not come into school, it goes to the virtual school head (VSH) in the LA who looks after provision or the child.

Please see further documentation below, including this years action plan and raising achievement document.

Pupil Premium Strategy Document 2018-19

In 2018-19 the school receives £257,640 pupil premium.

The breakdown of this is as follows:

Pupil Premium Funding 2018-19


Free School Meals Ever 6




Service children


Looked after children




Anticipated total budget


Expenditure of this is as follows:

Pupil Premium Budget 2018-19


Behaviour & Emotional Wellbeing support


Re-engagement Leader


Early Intervention Manager


Learning Support Worker


Parent Support Worker


Green Room Supervision


Learning mentor


Learning mentor


Attendance officer


Pathways Manager (75% time)


Literacy Support


Literacy Resources


Curriculum Support


Small group intervention En & Ma Y11


Specialist HLTA in English




Careers Interviews


Enriching Experience


Support for trips & residentials


Uniform / equipment support


Curriculum enrichments (clubs/activities)




Pupil Premium Review

A Pupil Premium review was undertaken in February 2015. Our next Pupil Premium review is scheduled for Autumn 2018. 

The February 2015 review identified the following action points (shown in the table below). The school’s responses and subsequent use of funding are linked to the recommendations.

2015 PP Review Agreed Actions

School Responses

The following action points were agreed:

  • to develop a system to record the range of interventions for each students receiving the pupil premium and map their progress against targets.  This system to be used for all students on the pupil premium, Years 7- 11 inclusive.

  • Heads of department to monitor these students’ progress in their specific subject area allowing the two to dovetail so that senior leaders and Heads of Subject are working concurrently to maximise each student’s achievement.

  • Year Co-ordinators to utilise this information in identifying underachievement.

  • to further develop the role of the Pupil Premium Leader in utilising the data that is generated and lead intervention programmes in a strategic way so that the impact of each strategy can be gauged and staff and resources utilised in an effective and efficient manner.

  • to further develop high quality support from trained experts in their field for students suffering from family breakdown, illness, bereavement, drug or alcohol abuse in the family, young carers and those at risk of sexual abuse.

Longer term developments for consideration:

  • to develop the role and expertise of the school librarian, enhance literacy and reading, increase the ‘footfall’ in the library and introduce a regular calendar of events and competitions that encourage students to read for enjoyment.


Spreadsheet created but then responsibility devolved to Director of Studies and Subject Leaders who track progress of PP students. Director of Studies for each year produce a progress report and present to SLT following each data point, identifying interventions that are taking place.


Department review report produced following each data point includes analysis of PP student’s progress. Class teacher analysis requires each named student to be commented upon in terms of their progress and identify interventions.


Director of Studies identify underachievement through reporting process and plan interventions.


Progress of PP students monitored by Director of Studies for each year, and Deputy Principal at strategic level.


Team of behaviour support professionals created, including:

  • Re-engagement Leader

  • Early intervention Manager

  • Learning Support Worker

  • Parent Support Worker

  • Learning Mentors

  • Attendance Officer

  • Green Room Supervisor (for newly created isolation room)

Literacy Leader appointed who gives regular briefings to staff, and sends out a weekly focus. Literacy strategies used, particularly in relation to under-achieving boys.