Additional funding for students identified as being disadvantaged
It is a very important part of our ethos that students are treated as individuals and that we work hard to overcome their barriers to learning, whatever they may be. All the evidence from our pupil premium reviews (2016 and 2018) and from national research tells us that ensuring the high attendance of all students is vital and that, once they are in school. the biggest impact is the quality of teaching that they receive. We therefore commit the majority of our additional funding to support those priorities. The impact in terms of narrowing the gaps is clear - between 2017 and 2018 the gap in progress between disadvantaged students and others has halved.
The documents below provide details of how we spend our Pupil Premium (PP) grant and the latest evaluation of our strategies. Our PP strategy is evaluated and amended for each academic year.
** UPDATE - 2019-20 action plan uploaded - review of 2018-19 impact to follow in the next few weeks....
The following documents provide details of our spending of the Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catchup premium.