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    Pupil Premium

    The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students and close the gap between them and their peers.

    Pupil Premium funding is awarded for students who are:

    • Currently on FSM
    • LAC (Looked After Children)
    • Ever 6 (students who have been on FSM in the last 6 years)
    • Service Personnel Children
    Staffing £289,140
    Pupil Premium Whole School £10,000
    Pupil Premium Year 7 £1,300
    Year 9 Residential £7,000
    School Trips £2,500
    Overseas Trips £5,000
    Gifted and Talented £10,000
    Music masterclasses £15,000
    Clubs / Instructors £3,000
    Pupil Support Programme £10,000
    School Development £20,000
    Extra-Curricular Club Costs £2,000
    Literacy Catch Up £2,500
    Curriculum Enhancements £10,000
    PiXl £6,000
    Pastoral Programme £3,000
    TOTAL £396,440



    Year 11 - 2017-2018

    Pupil premium students performed as well as non-pupil premium students in terms of those achieving a grade 9-4 in English and mathematics.  65% of pupil premium students achieved a 9-4 grade in English and mathematics, compared to 65% of non-pupil premium students.  This was much lower than the gap in the 2016/17 local authority (national figures not yet available) where non-pupil premium students achieved 16 percentage points more than pupil premium students.

    Pupil premium students also outperformed non-pupil premium students when comparing grades 9-5 in English and mathematics.  51% of pupil premium students achieved a 9-5 in English and mathematics compared to 50% of non-pupil premium students.

    Both groups performed significantly above the 2016/17 national figures when progress was measured.  There was a small variance within the school, however, with pupil premium progress 8 score being 0.38 and the non pupil premium progress 8 score being 0.43, a relative gap of 0.2, this shows the school has closed the gap from 2016/17 to 2017/18 (0.05).  This compares favourably to the 2016/17 local authority average gap of 0.45.

    pupil premium funding

    This information sets out how we spend our pupil premium funding to help all of our students be the best they can be.

    What is Pupil Premium?

    Schools are allocated a Pupil Premium Fund of £935 per pupil for children who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years.

    All students in receipt of the Pupil Premium are identified and the school ensures that a range of appropriate interventions are put in place for disadvantaged students.  The aim is to ensure that they acheive 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 Pupil premium budget for 2018-2019 has been set at £409,530.

    How is the impact of the intervention measured?

    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 change to more appropriate activities.  We recognise that a large majority of our students are not significantly better off or less deprived 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.  At DWHS we have narrowed the achievement gap at year 11 to only 5% compared to a 2016/17 national gap of 26%.  We will continue to work to reduce it further. 

    Year No. of Year 11 students on roll at DWHS No. of Pupil Premium students at DWHS % of students achieving 9-4 in English and maths at DWHS National Figure
    2014-2015 205 100 52% 59%
    2015-2016 177 77 63.1% 62%
    2016-2017 233 84 70% 63.3% (provisional)
    2017-2018 240 92 65% Currently unavailable
    Year No. of Year 11 students on roll at DWHS          No. of Pupil Premium students at DWHS           % of pupil premium students achieving 9-4 in English and maths at DWHS National Figure         
    2014-2015 205 100 N/A N/A
    2015-2016 177 77 59% 43%
    2016-2017 233 84 71% Currently unavailable
    2017-2018 240 92 65% Currently unavailable
    Year No. of Year 11 students on roll at DWHS No. of Pupil Premium students at DWHS % of non-pupil premium students achieving 9-4 in English and maths at DWHS National Figure
    2014-2015 205                        100                        N/A N/A
    2015-2016 177 77 64% 69%
    2016-2017 233 84 69% Currently unavailable
    2017-2018 240 92 65% Currently unavailable

    Provision and Impact Map

    Provision Year group Frequency Description Impact measurement
    Academic Mentoring Years 7, 8, 9 Weekly session Older students work during pastoral time with a targeted PP boy on literacy, numeracy and organisational skills

    At each progress check analysis will be reviewed and students exited and replaced or continue with the program.


    GCSE Pod Years 7 - 11 Daily GCSE pod is a learning product written by teachers for use on computers and devices anytime, anywhere, all year round. The tool provides students with the opportunity to study each subject in more depth.

    Monthly monitoring to provide data on usage.  Total streams for September = 356 Highest subject hits + geograhy and literature


    October + 1252 Highest hits + chemistry.


    Breakfast Club Years 7 - 11 Daily Students are provided with a free breakfast Monday - Friday.  The breakfast club is an opportuntiy for students to improve literacy, social and communication skills through targeted, appropriate play.

    Throughout 2015-2016 there was an increased attendance from 72 students in September 2015 to 773 in November 2015.


    Subsidised Trips and Enrichment Activities All years Dependant on need Financial assistance is given to PP families to enable disadvantaged students to access all parts of the extra - curricular offer.

    In September the school has enabled 11 PP students to participate in trips and has subsidised an English event at the school.


    Learning Mentors All years Weekly 1:1 sessions with assigned students Learning mentors work with students in a variety of ways, offering counsel and support with a range of emotional and learning needs.  Communication with students in this way has been shown, through research, to be an effective means of raising attainment.

    91 students currently mentored.  Of those, 46 are PP students.


    Student Support Services Whole school Daily Additional staff deployed to address issues of poor attendance.

    DWHS consistently does better than the Ealing target attendance.


    Revision Sessions Year 11 February Half Term Intensive targeted tuition in small classes to meet individual needs.

    February 2016 attendance to revision classes was 63%


    Improving Teaching and Learning Whole school Timetabled twilight sessions Employment of Lead Practitioners and pedagogy leaders to help teachers explore practical ways of improving learning and teaching.

    Through curriculum reviews lesson delivery is analysed and assessed.


    G&T Enrichment Whole school Termly oorganised events throughout the school year Support activities and visits to raise aspirations of PP students.

    Attendance to key workshops out of school, HAPs evenings, the Brilliant Club and visits to universities.


    One to One Tuition Year 11 Weekly Year 12 students are paid to work for one evening per week with one year 11 student.

    Each pairing lasts for 6 weeks, the impact is reviewed and then students either exited and replaced or carry on with their support.


    Reading for All Years 7 & 8 September Each child in year 7 received a reading book suitable to their reading age at the year 6 open day and parents are encouraged to listen to their child.

    November quiz which students complete based on their book.  Initial tests showed a decline in scores for year 8 after the summer holidays suggesting that students had not been reading as much.


    Literacy Withdrawal Programme Year 7 One year Year 7 Low Achieving Pupils are identified and withdrawn from some mainstream classes to carry on a differentiated subject curriculum.

    Students are eased back into mainstream by the end of year 7.