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For this school year (2012-2013) the school will receive £232,256.

This money is spent in various intervention programmes and also to facilitate students participating in school trips.

The intervention programmes run last year are summarised below:


Provision Yr7 Yr8 Yr9 Yr10 Yr11
Accelerated Reader  
Peer Ambassadors      
English Intervention
Maths Intervention
Science Intervention
History Intervention  
Geography Intervention  
Music Intervention      
RE Intervention  
French Intervention    
Technology Intervention    
Sports Science        
Saturday School Maths      
Saturday School English      
Saturday School Technology    
Summer School        


How will parents know it’s working?

All students’ progress is tracked through the academic overview so we can see if the intervention is working.

If your child takes part in an intervention programme, we will also measure how they are doing at the start of the programme, and at the end, so we can see the difference.

If you would like information on your child’s progress at any time, please get in touch with the school and ask for the Pupil Premium Team.

If you are unsure whether your child is eligible for free school meals, please speak to Ms Stickens in the school office who will be happy to assist you.


Where the money has been used during 2011-2012:

The school received £215,400 in regard to the Pupil Premium Grant to support students in 2011-2012. The school spent the allocation in the following way:

• Specific Pupil Premium staffing £66,182
• SEND Learning Support Assistant and training £21,268
• Specific Pupil Premium Literacy intervention £11,250
• Specific Pupil Premium resources £25,000
• Extra coaching and instructors £12,500
• Specific Pupil Premium revision classes £10,000
• Counselling Services £12,000
• Youth Empowerment Training and Course £7,200
• One to One Pupil Premium intervention £25,000
• Saturday School Literacy and Core Subject intervention £25,000


  Expected Impact
Peer Ambassadors(sixth form helpers) Improved reading age
1 to 1 and group help for students in Maths, English and science Improved levels of progress and attainment of target grades
1 to 1 and group intervention in History, French, Music, Art, Technology, RE, Geography Narrowing the gap between the target grade and the projected grade
Financial assistance for activities and trips Enhanced educational opportunities
Employment of 2 Pupil Premium Support Assistants Greater curriculum understanding due to in-lesson support, thus greater levels of progress shown


Impact of Pupil Premium Spending

Please click here for full details of levels of progress made in English, Maths and Science during 2011/2012:

In all categories Free School Meal student performance improved in the 2012 examination results, with examples being:

• Improvement in 5A*-C including English and Maths

• Improvement in 5A*-G including English and Maths

• Improvements in the percentage of students achieving expected progress in English


Projected Performance of Pupil Premium Students

  Year 11
% of students making expected progress in English 71.2%
% of students making expected progress in Maths 78.8%

"Pupils entitled to Free School Meals (are) only half as likely to achieve five good GCSE’s as their peers."

The Schools White Paper


In terms 1 to 5 year 7 students made 397 months (average 6.4 months) reading age improvement.



The Government have introduced a fund to raise the levels of those students leaving Primary School below Level 4 in English and/or Maths.

“The new ‘catch-up premium’ would help children ahead of the planned exam to replace GCSEs. Secondary schools will receive an additional £500 for every pupil who left primary school below the expected level in English or maths for their age, known as level 4 in Key Stage 2.”
“So, yes, we’re raising the bar. But we’re ensuring every child can clear it too.”

Nick Clegg , Deputy Prime Minister September 2012

Students will receive 1 hour of small group tuition in addition to their “normal” Maths and/or English lessons. The programmes they pursue will look at basic numeracy and basic reading and writing techniques. Once students achieve 2 level 4 gradings (one calculator, one non-calculator or one reading, one writing), they will return to normal lessons.

Levels are monitored each term through our academic overview system and subject assessment data.