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Key Information / Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support those pupils identified as being at a disadvantage compared to their peers. The funds should be used to support those pupils in accessing the resources they need to play a full part in the life of the school as well as narrowing the nationally recognised attainment gap between this group and their peers.

The nationally set funding for Pupil Premium students is shown below

  • Children eligible for Free School Meals in the past 6 years - £935
  • Looked after children and those adopted from care - £2300
  • Service children - £300

We encourage parents to register their child for Free School Meals as the school will then receive additional funds to support this specific group of students. If you think your child may be eligible for Free School Meals, then please consult the following website for advice and complete the application form,

https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/free-school-meals

Once completed, please return the form to the Free School Meals team, whose address can be found at the bottom of the application form.

It is up to schools themselves to decide how to spend their Pupil Premium funds. Below is a list of interventions that were provided using Pupil Premium funding.

2018-2019

Hurstmere School received £139,295 in Pupil Premium funding last academic year. The money was used in the following ways to support Pupil Premium Students.

  1. Educational Resources
  2. Accelerated reader scheme                                               
  3. Educational trips                                                                                      
  4. Targeted intervention and 1 to 1 support                                     
  5. Music tuition
  6. CPD for staff on supporting PP students                                       
  7. Online tuition (1 to 1 and small group)                                                                                           
  8. Access to GCSE resources and revision materials including Revision Guides
  9. Providing alternative provision
  10. Maximise your potential workshop                                                
  11. Individual support and monitoring – Pupil Premium Manager
  12. Charlton Athletic mentoring programme                                      
  13. Peer mentoring
  14. PASS Surveys
  15. School Counselor
  16. School Nurse
  17. Extra-Curricular Trip Support                                                                                              

Impact of Pupil Premium funding 2018-2019

Attainment outcomes

Measure

PP students 2017-2018

PP students

2018-2019

Whole cohort

2017-2018

Whole cohort

2018-2019

% achieving 5 9-4 inc. E & M (2017-2018)

35%

42.1%

57.4%

62.5%

% achieving expected progress in English year 7.

50%

54%

57.2%

65%

Year 11 Attainment 8 score average

31.73

39.86

44.23

45.39

 

Attendance outcomes

Year

Overall attendance % (Whole School)

Attendance of disadvantaged pupils %

Attendance of CLA %

2017-2018

95.27%

93.3%

89.6%

2018-2019

95.21%

93.3%

96.86%

 

Potential barriers to learning

  • Lower rates of attendance
  • Lower rates of attainment upon entry to the school
  • Lack of access to resources, equipment and educational opportunities
  • Low self-esteem and motivation

Pupil premium funding 2019-2020

This academic year there are 143 PP students in the school

Year group

No of PP students

7

29

8

30

9

29

10

32

11

23

 

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