The ‘Pupil Premium’ is a Government grant given to all schools and academies for those students who:
- are currently eligible for free school meals
- have been eligible for free school meals in the last 6 years
- ‘looked after children’, or those who have been a ‘looked after child’
- have a parent serving in the armed forces
The purpose of the grant is to provide additional support to eligible students in order to reduce inequalities and narrow the gap in attainment between those students and their peers. Schools themselves can determine how they spend the funding, which best meets the needs of their students. Our vision goes beyond just narrowing this gap and we are determined to ensure that all students, irrelevant of background or prior attainment, have the qualifications and attributes necessary to succeed and reach their full potential. Our mission statement; Aim High, Work Hard, Be Kind, underpins the ethos for all students at Marriotts.
Use of the ‘Pupil Premium’:
Impact of the 2018/19 funding
Overview of Expenditure:
Marriotts received £378,585 Pupil Premium Funding in 2018/19.
- £358,547 used to support Core Activities
- £20,038, used to support Discretionary Activities/li>
Key Core Activities:
- Continued contribution to key staff positions to raise the focus of Pupil Premium achievement in Key Stage 3, and address low levels of literacy and numeracy in disadvantaged students.
- Quality first teaching: Increase in the number of sets in English and mathematics to reduce class sizes for low ability on entry students (disproportionately high number of disadvantaged students in these classes), including creating a Year 11 English and mathematics targeted class with a maximum of 12 students.
- Increase in the number of classes in Science and Humanities and support for small group targeted intervention; in particular Year 11, (45% PP with KS2 APS significantly lower than national).
- Personalised Curriculum allowing students a mixture of Academic and Vocational courses, as appropriate to their needs and aspirations for next steps.
- Improving the reading ages of low ability students on entry – disproportionately high number of disadvantaged students, via investment in literacy strategies across the school.
- Improving the attendance of disadvantaged students who are PA, via targeted and personalised support.
- Significant investment in targeted small group intervention, running all year round, for improvement in Mathematics and English.
The date of the next review of the school’s Pupil Premium strategy is: October 2020.