Pupil Premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money at students from deprived backgrounds. Research shows that students from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non‐deprived peers. The Premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential. It is important to note that students who are eligible for increased Pupil Premium funding are representative of all academic abilities.
The Government has used students entitled to Free School meals as an indicator for deprivation, and have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per students, based on the number of pupils registered for Free School meals over a rolling six year period (“Ever 6 FSM”).
This fixed amount of money is expected to increase every year of the course of this current Parliament. At Chetwynde we will use the indicator of those eligible for Free School meals as well as identified vulnerable groups as our target children to ‘close the gap’ with regard to attainment.
Year 7 catch-up funding
Only two pupils in year 7 were eligible for catch up funding. Chetwynde spent the money in the following ways:
– One-to-one weekly reading support together with use of our newly-acquired Accelerated Reader programme
– My Maths website intervention
Both pupils are now meeting their targetsYear 7 Catch up Funding Report 2015-2016
Pupil Premium GCSE results
50% of our Pupil Premium students achieved five A*-C grades including their English and maths. This was 5% lower than the school average but 20% higher than the national average. We are very proud of the progress these particular students made especially as all of these pupils joined us in Year 10.Secondary Pupil Premium Strategy
Pupil Premium Impact Report