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Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

Aims

Our aim is to raise the attainment/ progress of all disadvantaged students in order to close the gap between disadvantaged students and others.

Allocation

In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, our school will receive £935 for each student in Years 7 - 11 registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years:

In addition, we will receive £2300 for:

Finally, we will receive £300 for each student in Years 7 - 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.

Context

2016 / 2017 2017 / 2018 2018 / 2019
Years 7 - 11 819 860 928
Eligible for PP 293 317 313
% Eligible for PP 
(national 29%)
36% 37% 34%

 Funding allocation

Using the Pupil Premium Effectively

Our primary aim for ensuring the achievement of students eligible for Pupil Premium is by developing overarching strategies based on evidence to ensure that the day to day learning experiences of disadvantaged learners are of consistently high quality, underpinned by the highest of expectations. The Education Endowment Foundation has produced a teaching and learning toolkit which we use, along with the families of schools database, the Pupil Premium Awards website and other research evidence

It is clear that access to excellent teaching and learning will have a disproportionately positive impact on disadvantaged learners.

Pupil Premium Planned Spend & Expected Impact 2018-2019

Pupil Premium Spend & Impact 2017-2018

Pupil Premium  -  Diminishing the difference

Gaps in attainment between students eligible for Pupil Premium and Others have diminished year on year.


2016 Towers Gap

2016 National Gap

2017 Towers Gap

2018 Towers Gap (all)

2018 Towers Gap (not on site)

Eng and Ma 4+

-19.4%

-27.8%

-20%

-3.4

-2.9

P8

-0.62

-0.39

-0.31

-0.03

-0.02

A8

-8.86

-12.4

-5.37

-4.5

-4.3

 

Year 7 Catch-up Premium

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Homework / Prep

Term Dates

Enrichment

Impact Reports