Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

Pupil Premium 2017/2018

As in the previous year, we have students who would attract this premium, but we are currently not in receipt in any monies.

Pupil Premium 2016/2017

Although we had students who would attract this premium, the local authorities have not passed this on to the school during this financial year. We are working with the local authorities in understanding their obligations at both a local and national level in conjunction with National Association of Special Schools.

Pupil Premium 2015/2016

We have five pupils for whom we received additional funding totalling £9073.00

This funding has been used for:

  • Intensive mentoring to manage anxiety levels and the students complex needs in order to improve engagement in learning for two pupils.
  • Continued support for one pupil at a specialist placement linked to his love of farming and his long-term aim to have a career in this sector. The provider and approach enables this pupil to focus and progress in an environment which he is well-suited to, helping to de-escalate any sensory aggravations and allows him to focus on his academic progress at his placement and this continues when he returns to school to continue his studies.
  • 1:1 curriculum which encompasses outdoor learning and other cross curricular learning opportunities to help manage the pupil’s anxieties.
  • Purchase of additional reading material for use at school and home to enhance Literacy skills which benefits all areas of academic achievement

Pupil Premium 2014/2015

We have three pupils for whom we received additional funding totalling £7173.00

We have continued to support one pupil at a specialist placement linked to his love of farming and his long-term aim to have a career in this sector. The environment and approach enables this pupil to focus and progress in an environment which he is well-suited to, it de-escalates any sensory aggravations and allows him to focus on his academic progress both on his placement and when he returns to school. Enrichment activities in trips and visits, along with access to technology overcome barriers to learning to assist a pupil with his academic learning. Additional psychological support is available to support the third pupil. This helps him vocalise any concerns and reduced anxiety which could become an inhibitor to academic engagement.