The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools to support students from low-income families, who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and students who have been looked after (LAC) continuously for more than six months. This applies to students eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years (known as the ‘Ever 6 FSM’ measure). Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support students from low-income families. Click the link for a full report. Pupil Premium Report 2019
Anonymised Case Studies
Case Study 1 Student A had a history of low attendance – 78% in Year 10. This continued at the beginning of Year 11 until interventions were put in place to support her. These interventions included dropping Spanish and using the additional time in student support to work on her other subjects. Once this was in place her attendance went up to 94% for the rest of the year. She also had a mentor for the academic year and they met weekly to ensure support was in place throughout Year 11. She managed to obtain 6 GCSEs grade A*-C.
Case Study 2 Student B had a history of truancy, school exclusions and behavioural problems. She was at risk of permanent exclusion. During Year 11 she was assigned a mentor to meet regularly with her to ensure she was on track with her deadlines and behaviour. She also received 1:1 English support with her iGCSE and 2:1 support with her GCSE Science from a tutor. She finished Year 11 in a position to attend the college course she wanted in childcare.