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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.

2017-2018

Hurstmere School received £120,100 in Pupil Premium funding last academic year. The money was used in the following ways to support Pupil Premium Students.

1.   Resources

2.   Rewards for accelerated reader scheme

3.   Educational trips

4.   Targeted intervention and 1-1 support

5.   Music tuition

6.   CPD for staff on supporting PP students

7.   Online tuition

8.   Access to GCSE resources and revision materials

9.   Revision guides

10. Providing alternative provision

11. Maximise your potential workshop

12. Individual support and monitoring – PP co-ordinator

13. Charlton Athletic mentoring programme

14. Peer mentoring

Impact of Pupil Premium funding 2017-2018

Attainment outcomes

Measure

PP students 2017-2018

Whole cohort

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

35%

57.4%

% achieving expected progress in English year 7.

50%

57.2%

Year 11 Attainment 8 score average

31.73

44.23

 

Attendance outcomes

 

Overall attendance % (Whole

School)

Attendance of disadvantaged

pupils %

Attendance of CLA %

95.27%

93.3%

89.6%

 

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 2018-2019

This academic year there are 139 PP students in the school

 

Year group

No of PP students

7

30

8

30

9

35

10

24

11

20

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