Pupil Premium funding was introduced in 2011 in response to evidence that those who are or have been eligible for Free School Meals have consistently lower attainment than those who have never been eligible for Free School Meals. Funding is also allocated to Looked After Children (LAC) and services children. Whilst schools can individually determine how this funding is spent, in accordance with each eligible child’s needs, they are held accountable for the achievement of disadvantaged pupils through Ofsted inspections and performance tables.
How we use pupil premium to raise achievement at QEHS
Schools are accountable for how they use the additional pupil premium funding to support pupils from low-income families and the other target groups. QEHS has closely analysed both national research and local knowledge about what helps to diminish the difference between the progress of those pupils we are in receipt of the Pupil Premium for and all pupils nationally.
The initiatives in the Pupil Premium strategy document demonstrate how QEHS has used our allocation of Pupil Premium funding to maximise achievement and how we plan to use the funds this year. In 2016-17 the school received funding of £61,824 which was based on a Pupil Premium cohort of 62 students 19% of the whole school. For the current year 2017-18 we will receive £72,410, based on a cohort of 63 students, 20% of the whole school.
Pupil Premium Strategy review details
The current Pupil Premium strategy will be reviewed by the end of January 2018.
The member of SLT responsible for Pupil Premium is Mr P Lowe-Werrell, Deputy Headteacher.
The governor responsible for Pupil Premium is Mr M Henderson.
The current Pupil Premium strategy and review can be viewed by clicking on the link below:
Pupil Premium Statement 2017 – 18 (Draft)
Further information and support
If your child is currently receiving Free School Meals or you know we receive Pupil Premium funding to support them, and you wish to speak to someone about how we could help support your child even further, please contact Mrs S Taylor, Miss B Godsall or Mrs V Guiver.
There is breakfast provision and a daily homework support club after school to help your child. If you would like further information about these, please contact us.
Telephone: 01885 482230
If you would like to know if your child is eligible for Free School Meals, please contact the School Business Manager, Mrs D Wiles.
Telephone: 01885 482230
September 2017: Initial results indicate another year with above national average exam performance by the students we receive Pupil Premium payments for. We anticipate the Pupil Premium strategy review being completed ahead of schedule and we will publish an interim review of 2016-2017 funding while we await validated exam results.
Catch-up Literacy and Numeracy Funding
The Year 7 Catch-Up Premium is a stream of funding that a school receives in addition to core funding. The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve an standardised score of 100 ( prior to 2016/17 intake, below a Level 4) in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 i.e. at the end of their Primary school.
Schools previously received an additional £500 for each pupil in their year 7 intake, who fulfils this criteria.
The SENCo on behalf of the Governing Body can decide how that funding is spend and is accountable for ensuring it has maximum impact.
Please review the provision set and the impact of past interventions by clicking on the links below.
If you have any further questions please contact Mrs Kim Lane SENCo
QEHS Catch up Funding proposal 2016/17
QEHS Catch up Funding 2015/16