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    Pupil Premium

    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. 

    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


    pupil premium impact

    Summer 2018 update and impact review

    • 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 result where the gap was 16%.
    •  Pupil premium students 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 2017-18 national figures when measuring progress. There was a small variance within the school, pupil premium progress 8 score being 0.38 and the non-pupil premium progress 8 score being 0.43 compared to the national PP figure of -0.43 and national non PP figure of -0.02. This means our Pupil premium students achieved a third of a grade more on average than non PP students achieved nationally. 
    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% 
    2017-2018 240 92 65% 64.2%
    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 70% 44.3%
    2017-2018 240 92 62% 40.5%
    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 68% 71.2
    2017-2018 240 92 65% 71.5

    Provision and Impact Map

    Provision Year group Frequency Description and performance indicator 2018/19 Impact 

    Made to Measure Mentoring: Extension for PP pupils.

    All years 


    All year 

    Continue to develop initiatives that help to support pupil progress, either individually or in small groups, and to recognise good performance and attitude.  The aim is to raise achievement and attainment standards of PP pupils who have high levels of attainment on entry. 

    • 33% of pupils accessing the, ‘Made to Measure Mentoring’ will be PP. 
    GCSE Pod Years 9-11 Daily

    Continue to further the use of GCSEPod by all relevant curriculum areas. Monitor the use by students across the curriculum and support curriculum areas in their use of GCSEPod.

    • PP students will have downloaded a minimum of 33% of the total streams downloaded/ watched.
    • The average total streams for PP boys and girls this academic year, will be in line with their non PP peers. 


    Breakfast Club Years 7 - 11 Daily

    Students will be provided with a free breakfast from Monday to Friday.  The Breakfast Club will be an opportunity for us to raise literacy, social and communications skills through targeted appropriate play. This will also include free breakfast provision during the exam period.

    • Total attendees to the breakfast club between January and April will exceed 500.
    • Of the total breakfast club attendees, 33% will be PP. 


    Improving the quality of Learning and Teaching  All years Daily

    Employment of one Lead Practitioner, English and mathematics teachers to build capacity within the core subjects as we further develop:

    • Pupil premium students will achieve FFT 5- 58% 5-9 in Eng/Maths
    • To narrow the 2018-19 year 11 predicted gap of 0.34 between non PP and PP students 
    Pixl Membership All years Daily 

    Membership to Pixl to enable core subject leaders and the Assistant Head teacher in charge of Raising Standards to attend meetings and implement whole school systems to raise achievement. 

    • Where training and resources through Pixl are available, CLs will have accessed these through CPD or use of the Pixl website.


    Student Support Services Whole school Daily 

    Additional staff deployed to address issues of poor attendance; a particular issue with many students who are supported by the PP fund.  Intervention activities targeting students with poor organisational skills or with low self-esteem or aspirations.

    • PP students will achieve 97% attendance in all year groups. 


    Literacy Whole School  Whole school Through lessons 

    Renaissance Accelerated Reader continues to be a core focus for the English department for years 7-8 and the two lowest groups in year 9. The key stage 3 coordinator for English and the library work together to ensure year 7 and 8 are quizzing on completion of a reading book and making progress in STAR Reading (an online assessment of students’ reading growth, which takes place three times over the course of the year).

    • 68% of students enrolled in Accelerated Reader improve their STAR reading ages.
    • There is a 65% pass rate for Accelerated Reader quizzing across students enrolled.


    One to One DWHS Tuition and February /Easter Revision

    Year 11  Weekly and at key times of the year 

    The DWHS one to one tuition project will include short, regular sessions (30 minutes, once a week) over a set period of time (6-12 weeks).  Research from the Sutton Trust has shown this intervention has optimum impact.

    The DWHS one to one Tuition programme will involve sixth form students tutoring 26 targeted students in Year 11.

    Intensive targeted tuition in small classes to meet the individual needs; based on the texts, topics or areas of personalised development.

    The courses are to be planned to give a clear understanding of the essentials of the syllabus and to teach exam techniques, so that students can use their knowledge to best effect.

    • To narrow the 2018-19 year 11 predicted gap of 0.34 between non PP and PP students.
    • 33% of students attending additional revision will be PP


    Subsidised Trips Whole school On demand 

    Funding available to ensure PP students are able to attend educational trips that build cultural capital and deepen understanding of specific elements of their courses.

    • 33% or in option subjects the ratio between PP and non PP students attend school trips. (Currently 49%)


    Pupil Support Programme Year 7-11 On demand

    Funding is available to ensure students who are experiencing financial difficulty can assess additional school materials, uniform and activities they that would ordinarily not be able to.

    • Access to pupil support will extend across Year 7-11


    Music Lessons Years 7 & 8 Weekly 

    We provide the opportunity for free music lessons to pupils and encourage their families to get involved by attending the musical performances.  

    • At least 33% of students on the music scholarship programme will be PP
    • PP students will achieve grading’s in line with non-PP students.



    Year 7-11 Weekly 

    Provision for extra-curricular clubs and activities to support pupil premium students via the house system.

    • PP students will be targeted to attend school clubs and extracurricular opportunities. 



    Year 7-11 On request 

    This provides students with someone who can work with them in a variety of ways to ensure that their learning opportunities are maximised.   This can include guidance with homework or coursework, support within lessons, help with organisation, attendance or punctuality.

    • 33% of students on the mentoring programme are PP.