Why is Pupil Premium funding needed?
Nationally, students who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in their school career have attained consistently lower educational outcomes than those who have never been eligible. In 2009-10 GCSE statistics showed that around a third of students who have been on Free School Meals in the previous six years achieved five or more A* - C grades, compared to more than two thirds of their fellow students.
Literacy and numeracy
Use a range of strategies to support classroom teaching, including 1-1 maths tuition, reading schemes, aspiration activities and holiday workshops (Easter holidays and May half term).
To reduce the attendance gap between PP and non-PP students. Using research conducted by the Sutton Trust, the school has also utilised the following highly effective strategies:
- Effective feedback
- Meta-conition and self-regulation strategies
- Homework clubs and after school department support sessions
- Free revision guides
- Assistance with school visits
- Purchase of uniform, where attendance is being adversely affected
- Provision of ingredients for Food Technology
- Assistance with transport costs
What impact is the Pupil Premium having?
Over the past three years...
- there has been a 14% rise i pupil premium students achieving A*-B grades at the end of Key Stage 4
- there has been a 17% rise in pupils achieving 5A*-C grades including English and Maths at grades C or above
- the number of Pupil Premium students making above average progress in English and Maths has significantly increased
Pupil Premium Funding Report
Year 7 Catch Up Funding Report