Pupil Premium Use

For the financial year 2013/14, the school received £87,300 in Pupil Premium funding based on 103 pupils.

For the financial year 2014/15, the school will receive £133,825 in Pupil Premium funding based on 135 pupils.

Use in 2013/14

The money was used in a variety of ways to support these pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9, allowing the school to fund the following:

  • Small group teaching for English and Mathematics in Stretch and Support
  • Introduction of learning mentors to provide extra in-class support to pupils, as well as supporting positive behaviour and engagement
  • Extra deployment of teaching assistants in lessons
  • Subsidised musical instrument lessons for children on free school meals
  • Reading buddies
  • Additional Mathematics support through the Abacus Club
  • Additional literacy support through the Elephant Club
  • Support for pupils engaging in our wide variety of extra-curricular activities

Impact

  • July 2014 -- According to externally-moderated tests, our pupil premium students are performing above the national average for all students in Maths
  • July 2014 -- According to externally-moderated tests, our pupil premium students are performing above the national average for all students in Science
  • July 2014 -- According to externally-moderated tests, our pupil premium students are performing as well as their peers in the school in Science and Reading
  • Behaviour and engagement in lessons is excellent
  • 45% of pupils on free school meals are learning musical instruments
  • 100% of pupils take part in intra-school sport and 80% of pupils have represented the school in Hockey, Netball or Rugby

Use in 2014/15

We will continue to ensure that the needs of all pupils are met on an individual basis. In addition to the support already in place (see above), this will include the following:

  • Development of further literacy programmes
  • Expansion in the use of reading buddies
  • Expansion in the use of mathematics interventions, such as the Abacus Club
  • Laptops for reluctant readers
  • Employment of a Learning Mentor
  • Employment of a School Counsellor

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