Pupil Premium

THE PUPIL PREMIUM – Information for parents 2016-2017

What is the Pupil Premium Grant?

The Pupil Premium is a special additional grant/funding allocated to schools to support the learning of pupils in Year 7-11 who are:

  • Eligible for Free School Meals, referred to as FSM (Are you eligible for Free School meals? Click Here)
  • or have received free school meals at some point in the last six years, referred to as Ever6
  • or pupils who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, referred to as LAC (Looked After Children).
  • Pupils that have been Looked After for 1 day or more.
  • Pupils that have been adopted from care (either left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30th December 2005 or left care under a Residence Order on or after 14th October 1991).
  • Pupils that have a least one parent currently serving or have served in the regular Armed Forces in the last 3 years or pupils with a parent that has died whilst serving in the regular Armed Forces, referred to as Service Child Premium.

What is the funding for 2016-2017? (Could be subject to change by the DfE in autumn 2014)

  • £935 for every eligible secondary aged pupil. (FSM/Ever6 Premium)
  • £1,900 for every eligible Looked After pupil (LAC Premium)
  • £1,900 for every eligible pupil that has been adopted from care. (Post-LAC Premium)
  • £300 for every eligible pupil that has been flagged as a Service child since 2011. (Service Premium)

How is Penketh High School Using Pupil Premium?

Penketh High School uses the Pupil Premium to improve educational outcomes for its most vulnerable children and thereby enable them to develop to their potential. For some children this will represent more of a challenge than for others and this is taken into account when planning strategies to improve achievement. For every child eligible for the Pupil Premium other factors which may statistically affect their potential achievement are also taken into account to ensure that those most in need have the necessary support.

Examples of activities which the school uses to support vulnerable children include:

  • Additional one-to-one or group tuition, for example in English and Mathematics
  • Additional group tuition (social, emotional and academic)
  • Learning support in school to develop pupils’ self-esteem, confidence, learning skills and levels of literacy and numeracy; curriculum delivery which enables those children with additional need upon entry to be in a position to make similar progress to their peers as quickly as possible within our Orchard Centre.
  • 4LP: Going for Gold: Activities which raise aspirations in disadvantaged groups
  • Additional vocational and alternative education packages.
  • Breakfast Club
  • Extra-curricular provision such as enrichment activities, educational visits and after-school and holiday sessions.
  • Pupil uniform and resources such as food technology ingredients, art supplies, equipment.
  • Revision materials to ensure they have the best resources at home.
  • The premium is used to employ specialist staff such as one-to-one tutors or specialist teaching assistants and PP Champions

Pupil Premium Report 2016-17

Click here to view our report from the 2016-17 school year.


Funding 2015-2016

  Pupil Premium
Number of eligible pupils 302
Total funding £277,047


Key Expenditure Overview

Pupil Premium objectives: 2015-2016 Support Funding allocated
To improve the quality of teaching and learning: additional teaching and support staff, withdrawal programmes and booster classes and EPS tuition in the school’s Orchard Centre. £232,502
Educational visits – Promoting educational experiences. £6,778
To promote high levels of literacy and numeracy. £5,446
To secure educational resources to raise achievement. £15,126
To promote the social, mental & emotional wellbeing of pupils (SMSC) £12,692

How will we measure the impact on pupil achievement and well-being?

To monitor progress on attainment, we will capture the achievement of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.

  • % of Pupil Premium pupils making at least 3LP of progress KS2-KS4 in English and Maths.
  • % of Pupil Premium pupils achieving 5 A*-C including English and Maths.
  • % reduction in the numbers of PP pupils making less than expected progress.
  • % increase in the number of Pupil Premium pupils exceeding expectations
  • Good attendance (at least 94%) and behaviour records.

What is the impact of Pupil Premium on achievement and wellbeing?

See attached reports:

Pupil premium coordinator:

Joy Thompson (JThompson@penketh.warrington.sch.uk)