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Pupil Premium Objectives 2021-22

DfE Guidance on Pupil Premium Funding

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. Schools can make decisions about how to spend the Pupil Premium funding to ensure that there is a narrowing of the attainment gap. The Pupil Premium provides funding for pupils:

  • pupils who qualify for free school meals, or have done at any time in the past six years (£995 per child)
  • pupils who have a parent serving in the armed forces (£310 per child)
  • pupils who are in the care of, or provided with accommodation by an English local authority (LA) (looked after children LAC) (£2345 per child)
  • pupils who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority before being adopted, or who left care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order (Post LAC) (£2345 per child)

Schools are held accountable for the spending of these monies, and performance tables will capture the achievement of disadvantaged students covered by the Pupil Premium.

In addition, the school has received £6000 in the form of a recovery grant which will be reported on as part of our Pupil Premium strategy.

Academic Year: 2021-22Total Pupil Premium Budget: (1/4/21 – 31/3/22) is £36,290
Total Number of students: 1368
(April – April)
Number of students eligible for Pupil Premium: 42

Planned Expenditure

Quality of teaching

ActionIntended OutcomeEvidence / RationaleHow will we ensure it is implemented well?Staff lead and expected costReview date
1. Small group intervention in English, maths, science and MFL for Year 11Ensure PP students are making the same progress as their peers.EEF Toolkit

Internal data and results show impact
Feedback from the students.

External examination results for Year 11 students.


August 2022
2. Provision of resources required for the classroom (including ingredients for food technology), for homework or revision across the curriculum.Students have the same access to resources to complete homework and revision.EEF Toolkit July 2018HODS to liaise with the finance team regularly to ensure funding is provided where needed. HODs


January 2022
3. To fund additional resources to support students during Covid-19Students have access to remote learning during any school closure/self isolation periods.Students have the resources to keep themselves safe during this time with the provision of face coverings and hand sanitiser.Students have access to free school meal vouchers during the holidays and any school closure/self isolation periods. Monitoring of provisionFeedback from students and parents/carersOgu


February 2022
4. In class intervention – quality first teachingStudent make the same progress as their peersThe Sutton Trust Report (2011)Discussions at each monitoring period. Review of the interventions being offered by staff across all subjects.Discussions following every lesson observation.Learning walks. All staff February 2022
5. To fund the upgrade to Seneca Learning to Seneca PremiumStudents have access to more self directed learning activities including exam style papers, more efficient and fun hyper learning courses as well as revision materials and quizzes and the best memory techniques.Education Endowment Founctaion: Metacognition and Self Regulation ReportReview of student use as well as student voiceOgu


June 2022

Other Approaches

ActionIntended OutcomeEvidence / RationaleHow will we ensure it is implemented well?Staff lead and expected costReview date
6. To fund additional time for Connexions to hold 1:1 meetings with pupil premium students as well as some group sessions, available for all to access.  Students have aspirations about their future choicesEducation Endowment Foundation: Aspiration Interventions (not done in isolation)Monitoring and feedbackGav

July 2022
7. To offer all those in receipt of pupil premium the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities at school which may incur a cost (e.g.) (peripatetic music lessons, LAMDA exams, DoE). The school to contribute to the cost of either hire of specialist equipment or for the actual instruction itself if appropriate. This will be done in line with DfE guidance.Inclusive access to the curriculum, extra-curricular life of the school, regardless of family incomeCouncil for Learning Outside the Classroom – Paper on Using Pupil Premium funding for learning outside of the classroom.Gather and monitor PP student involvement in these extra-curricular activities.Ogu

April 2022
8. To increase the daily allocation of money from £1.80 to £2.50 for all students eligible for FSM.  In addition to ensure that all students eligible for FSM have an additional £1.00 per day to purchase breakfast/food at Rec. To improve rates of concentration throughout the day.To ensure all students have access to breakfast and a hot meal.Student feedbackLiaising with finance to ensure all eligible students are in receipt of the additional money.Ogu


July 2022
9. Students have access to £100 every year for any residential or extra-curricular trips. This will be done in line with the current DfE guidance. Inclusive access to the curricular and extra-curricular life of the school, regardless of family income.Council for Learning Outside the Classroom – Paper on Using Pupil Premium funding for learning outside of the classroom.Trip leaders to liaise regularly with finance to ensure PP students have access to non-curriculum educational visits.Monitor participation in the residential trips.Ogu

Trip leaders


May 2022
10. Contribution to transport costs for students.This does not become a barrier for students to attend school and arrive on time.Travel is not a barrier for students, parents/carersEnsure funding is allocated to students who live over 2 miles from school and that the funding is given each term.Finance



July 2022
11. Contribution to the cost of uniform for students in Years 7 -11 (including students in Year 6 and those going into the sixth form at AGGS).  £100 per student.PP students have the correct uniform and are able to participate in PE and Dance lessons.Parental feedbackEnsure funding provided in a timely way prior to the end of term, including new joiners in Year 6.Liaising with finance and the uniform suppliers to ensure vouchers are ready and can be used.Finance


September 2022
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