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Pupil Premium


Funding: £413,270

Year 7 Catch up  £29,000

Children who are eligible for the pupil premium funding may face material, social and cultural deprivation. This may act as a barrier to educational achievement.

This additional funding will be spent on a range of strategies to enable them to make the same educational progress as their peers. Strategies may include:

  • Ensuring our best teachers are allocated to these students
  • Provision of additional intervention classes where appropriate
  • Provision of pastoral support and guidance
  • Contribution towards the cost of school uniform and other items necessary for the school day
  • Educational visits and contributions towards school trips to ensure they are able to access a broad and balanced curriculum
  • Smaller class sizes

We will measure the impact of this spending by taking a rigorous approach to the interrogation of progress and attainment data, focusing on narrowing the gap between our disadvantaged students and their peers.

Our detailed pupil premium action plan and strategy will be reviewed and updated annually.

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) was introduced in April 2011. This is a grant that is paid to schools to ensure that all students are able to achieve their highest potential. Initially it was allocated to children from low income families who were known to be eligible for free school meals, and children who had been looked after continuously for more than six months. Eligibility for the PPG was adapted from 2012-2013 and was extended to students who:

  • Have been eligible free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as Ever 6 free school meals measure).
  • Have been in care / looked after (for 1 day or longer).
  • Have been adopted from care on or after 30th December 2005, or left care under a special guardianship order or a residence order.
  • Have parents in the Armed Forces.

In 2017/18the funding allocated is £935 per child, £300 for children of Armed Forces families and £1900 for pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Plus. The funding is there to provide support for those who may face other challenges that may impact on their learning.

Nationally there is a gap between the performance of students entitled to the PP grant and other students.

At Prospect school roughly 41% of our pupils receive funding through the pupil premium, this means that in 2017/18 Prospect will receive £413,270. We decided to use this funding in a number of ways to help support our students. While doing this we remember that not all students who qualify for the PPG are socially disadvantaged and not all socially disadvantaged students qualify or are registered for PPG. We therefore focus on the needs and levels of progress of all students as well as those who are eligible for the PPG. In providing support we will not socially isolate students. Therefore, it is likely that all groups receiving additional support will be a mix of PP and non PP students. Some examples of strategies that have been aimed at those entitled to PP are help with uniform costs, providing breakfast, providing revision materials, aiding work experience, running intervention sessions, a laptop loaning scheme.

The performance of Pupil Premium pupils during 2016/17 saw the following results

  • 9-5 English and Maths
    • Non PP: 36.7%
    • PP: 19.3%
    • All: 31.1%
    • Difference -17.4% 
  • 9-4 English and Maths
    • Non PP: 59.7%
    • PP: 48.2%
    • All: 55.5%
    • Difference -11.5%

More details about how we spent the Pupil Premium Funding can be found on the link below.

In 2017/18 our funding allocation for Pupil Premium will be £413,270. More details about our projected expenditure for 2017/18 can be found on the link below.