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Pupil Premium  2014-2015

Pupil Premium Allocation 2014-2015  £269,749


The school is using this funding to support the education and help to improve/increase the attainment of disadvantaged and/or underperforming students in the following ways:

  • PREP is now running 4 evening a week until 7pm, providing an opportunity for students to complete their homework in a quiet atmosphere with staff supporting and including access to ICT facilities. A light supper is also provided at no extra cost.
  • The range of after school and lunchtime costs which students can attend at no cost has been extended.
  • Pupils are being offered more opportunities to participate in offsite educational visits.
  • Using robust reporting and monitoring systems to identify need and determine the necessary interventions.
  • Extra tuition after school, on Saturdays and during School Holidays - subject specific and exam syllabus - including small groups and 1 to 1 sessions.
  • English classes after school, on Saturdays and during School Holidays for those with little or no English.
  • Cross Curricular Literacy and Numeracy programmes.
  • Weekly After School Youth Club with various sports and other activities.
  • Daily Homework Club to allow students to complete their work in a quiet environment with staff on hand to support.
  • Mentoring and counselling.
  • Dedicated Learning Support staff to allow disruptive pupils to learn in a supported environment until they are ready to reintegrate.
  • E-Praise reward system to encourage effort and attainment.
  • Gifted and Talented workshops.
  • University visits and taster days including Oxford and Cambridge.
  • Free breakfast for students arriving early to ensure that they are sufficiently nourished to aid concentration during lessons.
  • Working with Universities to provide the school with students to work in class with the pupils to mentor, support and inspire them.