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Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium Spending and Impact


The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is provided to schools and colleges to address inequalities in education outcomes for disadvantaged children.

All students within the school who have been identified as being in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) over the last six years (known as Ever 6 FSM) are eligible to drawn down funding from the Government (Department of Education).

During the financial year of 2016-17 the school will also receive additional funding for each Looked After Child (£1,900) and an additional “Service Premium” of £300 for children from Armed Service families. the total funding amounts to approximately £143,000.

New measures are included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those  students covered by the Pupil Premium.

The pupil premium remains the same as 2015-16 per pupil. No increases has been built in to deal with staff increases in pension or NI or other on-costs.


How are we using the Pupil Premium to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils?

We are committed to being an aspirational learning community where everyone feels valued and individual needs and ambitions are met.  Our high standards and expectations are driven through a challenging, stimulating and enjoyable learning environment where everyone feels safe and supported and each individual works towards their personal best.

As the world evolves so will our community as we produce global citizens for the future.  We are committed to the ideals that learning is for life, life is for learning and each and every one of us can determine the success of our future and that of others.

As a school we have the autonomy to decide how best to spend Pupil Premium funding to ensure the best impact for our eligible students, whilst also remaining accountable for continued improvements to the attainment, achievement, attendance, behaviour and positive engagement of students in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding.

We currently have 153 students in our school who are eligible for the Pupil Premium which equates to 23.2% of the total population.  It should be noted that the number of pupils eligible can actually change of a frequent basis as financial circumstances change for pupils and their families.

An action plan has been drawn up to address the identified needs of the cohort and to establish robust monitoring and evaluation processes in order to assess the impact of the provision.

Here is a broad outline of how funding will be spent in the financial year 2016-17.


Pupil Premium Planned Spending Apr 2016– Apr 2017

Pupil Premium Specific SupportCostIntended ImpactImpact Measurements

Pupil Premium Attendance Officer and Mentor




To improve the attendance figures of Pupil Premium students, increase engagement, attainment and achievement of these students and engage with families to overcome barriers to learning


  • Attendance figures
  • Disadvantage calculator
  • Individual case studies

SEN Teacher
(Assistant SENCO)




To provide specialist teacher input for the most vulnerable students to enable them to access secondary education and be ready for learning


  • Progress
  • Attendance
  • Disadvantage calculator

Literacy Support Worker




To provide 1:1 and small group early intervention specific to individual need to accelerate progress of students who may be at danger of underachievement

  • Accelerated progress in English

LSA Level 1




To provide subject specialist 1:1 and small group early intervention specific to individual need to accelerate progress of students who may be at danger of underachievement

  • Accelerated progress in English
Alternative provision£12000.00earmarked to fund any KS4 FSM pupils that may need to access Alternative Provision during 2016-2017 year.
  • PEX data
  • Exclusion data
  • Success rates
Personalised Support

Activities week

Enrichment Trips

Uniform for Pupil Premium Students

Music lessons

Food for food technology lessons

ICT Equipment





To ensure inclusion of all students in practical activities/trips/activities to improve attendance and engagement of Pupil Premium Students

To provide uniform/kit for pupil premium students when required

To offer  the opportunity to learn an instrument but also the ability to access GCSE/A level music.

To enable all students to access food technology lessons

To enable students without ICT access to have the same access as other students


  • Disadvantage calculator
  • Increased number of students engaged in activities