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Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure 2014/ 2015

The government introduced Pupil Premium funding in April 2011 with the aim of narrowing the gap between the disadvantaged pupils and their peers. They believe that the Pupil Premium, which is in addition to the main school’s funding will address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers.

Number of pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) received:

Total number of pupils on roll
Total number of pupils with Pupil Premium
Total amount of PPG received



  • We ensure that learning and teaching opportunities meet the needs of all pupils
  • We ensure that the needs of all of learners are carefully assessed on a regular interval in particular the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is in place for those students who belong to vulnerable groups
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged students, we recognise that not all students who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals
  • We use the Pupil Premium funding to support any student or group of students who the academy has identified as socially disadvantaged
  • The type of provision will depend on the identification of the need for the priority student or group of students.


Provision and Type of support

1. Learning in the curriculum (37000)

  • Small group literacy and numeracy teaching with experienced Teaching Assistants
  • One to one reading, spelling, handwriting to help with the use of synthetic phonics and Mastering Memory
  • One to one numeracy
  • Small class sizes to improve opportunities for effective assessment for learning and accelerating progress
  • In class support by a team of experienced leaning support assistants
  • Use of Talking Partners to support the literacy as well as their speaking and listening skills of our learners
  • Support for EAL learners
  • Maths and English enrichment days
  • Gifted and Talented enrichment days
  • Fully open Learning Zone
  • Paired reading sessions for Key Stage 3 students
  • Academic Mentoring for year 11 students


2. Social, emotional and behavioural issues (16000)

  • Small group teaching in Life Skills in Year 7 and Nurture Group in Key Stage 1
  • The support of the Educational Psychologist in planning appropriate provision for the vulnerable learners
  • Support of one to one counsellor
  • Small group SEAL and Resilience lessons with a trained Learning Support Assistant
  • Small group Social Skills run by external agencies
  • Attendance Improvement Officer (in-house)


3. Enrichment beyond the curriculum (32000)

  • Breakfast club for the Key Stage 3 learners
  • A number of varied and exciting lunch time clubs
  • Trips
  • Enrichment days to concentrate on global issues
  • Extended projects
  • Use of The Day in tutor time 
  • Ingredients for cooking
  • Revision guides
  • Music lessons


4. Alternative learning pathways (20000)

  • Courses and placements arranged by the ESC

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