Pupil Premium

As a creative and inclusive school, we believe that our environment for learning should be meaningful, engaging, relevant and accessible. We want each and every student to take advantage of the opportunities we offer to develop fully their potential as ambitious, confident self-led learners.

Key to achieving this is clarity in identifying need and targeting resources to support individuals. To support our pupil premium students to prosper we have targeted academic progress, behaviour and attendance allowing our students to develop key learning attributes. This is underpinned by strong teaching, learning and assessment approaches.

The levels of support offered through our House system and Time for Success lessons provides opportunity for our students to have a greater sense of belonging. We are committed that our students’ experiences and achievements should not depend on their parent’s or carer’s income therefore we have careful monitoring, mentoring and swift intervention in place to support each and every student. 

Below are details of the school’s pupil premium allocation and how the money was spent and the impact that it had on educational attainment of those pupils at the school in respect of whom grant funding was allocated.

Year 7 Catch Up Funding

Students who enter below age related expectations receive interventions appropriate to their needs.  Some are taught in a very small ‘nurture group’ with additional support in Year 7 for all subjects including English and Mathematics.

To support development in English, programmes such as IDL are used in 1:1 and small group Intervention sessions during Time 4 Success.  We have also begun to use Docs Plus with Year 7 students this year to support the development of independent writing.

In Mathematics, we use question level analysis from the KS2 SATS along with areas of weakness identified from baseline testing in mathematics to ensure the correct provision.

  • Students receive one or more of the following interventions:
  • 1:1 Numeracy Catch up with a maths specialist. 
  • Numeracy Catch up through Maths Watch, Method Maths and/or Numeracy workout
  • Students who enter with scores below 100 in English and/or Maths are tracked at each data capture and individual interventions are identified in co-operation with the lead for Transition.