Pupil Premium (PP)
Schools are allocated a Pupil Premium Fund of £935 per student for those who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point during the last six years – these students are deemed ‘disadvantaged’.
All students in receipt of the PP Fund may avail of a range of appropriate interventions to support them in their learning. The aim is to ensure that they achieve expected progress during their five years in high school. Staff monitor these levels of progress throughout each year group to measure the impact of the interventions. The PP budget for 2018-2019 has been set at £396,440.
Measuring the impact of pupil premium interventions
Progress data is collected each term and analysed to track the progress of every student. Interventions are reviewed each term and students either continue or are moved to more relevant measures to support them. We recognise that a large majority of our students are not significantly better off or could be considered less deprived than some PP students and we therefore target many students following data analysis on the basis of achievement and tackle low literacy within the context of pupil premium.
Key stage 4 results are analysed to compare the achievements of students in receipt of the pupil premium with the national average for all pupils.