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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium has a number of wider aims:

  • to increase social mobility;
  • to enable more pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to get to the top universities;
  • to reduce the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils nationally.

In the 2016 to 2017 academic year we were allocated £229000.

In the 2017 to 2018 academic year we have been allocated £204000.

Pupil Premium funding is used to provide additional support for our students, including;

  1. Delivery of interventions in literacy and numeracy, such as taking part in the accelerated reader programme
  2. Core subject interventions both during and after the school day
  3. Access to and support from the Gateway School
  4. Access to the school counsellor and school welfare manager
  5. Cognitive Abilities Tests
  6. Access to vocational curriculum pathways
  7. Increased Senior Leadership intervention
  8. Use of PiXL training to inform specific intervention strategies
  9. Student Support Officer intervention
  10. Funding for essential academic trips and activities
  11. Provision of revision guides, textbooks and other course related materials
  12. Provision of equipment, calculators, laptops, printers, memory sticks, etc.,
  13. Use of New Group Reading Tests (NGRT) to identify reading and comprehension ability and to use this to provide teachers with data to differentiate lessons and put in place suitable intervention strategies
  14. Motivational workshops and speakers
  15. Music lessons and music therapy, particularly to support our GCSE and BTEC students
  16. LAMBDA approved drama lessons with a Drama Therapist
  17. Breakfast club
  18. Access to leadership opportunities
  19. Access to subject specific revision workshops
  20. Access to intensive ‘booster’ interventions provided by specialist external providers
  21. Study skills programme to help develop metacognitive skills which includes Memory Techniques, Employability Skills, Critical Thinking, Stress Management, Exam Preparation, Effective Reading and Note-Taking Skills and Mindset and Motivation workshops
  22. A single point of contact with our Pupil Premium Administrator
  23. Access to a weekly homework club.

In addition, all students will have regular 1-1 meetings with a dedicated member of staff to ensure bespoke actions are put in place for their individual circumstances.

Like the Pupil Premium, the Armed Forces Service Premium is not distributed to each family but is a pooled resource to support school services including (but not limited to) the school counsellor and school welfare manager.