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Pupil Premium Report: 2018-2019

Overview of the School (on 14 October 2019)  

Total number of pupils on roll: 985

Total number of pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium: 130 from the First to Fifth Forms 

Pupil Premium grant received per pupil per year: £935 

Nature of Support 

Support is tailored to the individual needs of the pupil. Pupils have accessed: 

  • One-to-one and small group learning mentor support 
  • Personal tuition in numeracy and literacy 
  • Small group supported study to aid learning in a variety of subject areas 
  • Study skills sessions 
  • Small group reading, spelling and numeracy support 
  • Personalised curriculum choices 
  • Homework club after school (Monday to Thursday) 
  • Financial support for equipment, residential trips and music tuition 
  • Smaller class sizes at Key Stage 3 with class sizes limited to 15 for those needing most support and also in specialised subjects throughout all Key Stages
  • An extensive programme of pre-examination revision classes during the Easter holidays 
  • A wide range of booster classes at Key Stage 4 targeted at those at risk of underperformance 
  • Access to School Counsellor services 
  • Extended Form Periods for Form Teachers to help pupils access the above strategies and provide one-to-one support

Measuring the Impact of Pupil Premium Spending

  • Measures the impact of the interventions by tracking the progress of Pupil Premium pupils on a termly basis 
  • Measures the success of pupils attainment and progress at the end of Key Stage 4 against key threshold measures
  • Monitors and supports pupils accessing pastoral support and discusses their progress and needs regularly 

76.2% of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium achieved at least five grades at GCSE at 4 or above, including Mathematics and English. This far exceeds the national average for all Pupil Premium boys and that for all boys nationally.  The Progress 8 score was also above national averages for those groups. 

Further Evidence of the Impact of Provision:


Pupils not eligible for Pupil Premium

Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium










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