Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding afforded to schools with the objective of closing the attainment gap that exists between disadvantaged students and their peers.  A student is considered ‘disadvantaged’ and is entitled to the Pupil Premium funding if they:

·        Eligible for Free Schools Meals (FSM) in the last six years; or

·        Looked after continuously for 1 day or more; or

·        Adopted from care.

Over the last four years, Esher Church of England High School has spent time monitoring and reviewing the range of strategies supported through the Pupil Premium, ensuring that they are based on continued research and evidence which leads to improved outcomes for those in receipt of the Pupil Premium.  We are committed to ensuring that these strategies have a positive impact on raising the achievement of disadvantaged students.  In 2016 we closed the gap by 7.5% between those in receipt of the Pupil Premium and their peers, but we are ambitious to close this gap still further.  Therefore it is vital the school review how the premium should be spent for this academic year; some examples of how the funding will be spent are listed below

  • In English and Mathematics the progress of students is closely monitored and students are targeted for small group extraction and 1 to 1 support.
  • Each department has specific strategies to support students in receipt of the premium e.g. catch up sessions and revision guides allocated
  • A breakfast club is available from 7.30 am
  • Funding available for all curriculum essential trips and visits1
  • Funding of any trip delivered as part of the whole year group enrichment days
  • Support students with school uniform, equipment for lessons and with other resources as needed.  Access to a laptop/netbook to access the internet will be via the Hub either before or after school.  The pastoral teams will make an assessment based on need
  • Students have access to mentoring support within the school, as needed

We are also committed to reporting the allocation, expenditure and impact of the Pupil Premium provision.  For further information relating to the Pupil Premium at Esher Church of England High School, please contact Miss G. Davies, Assistant Headteacher (gdavies@esherhigh.surrey.sch.uk).

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Footnote:

1. A curriculum essential trip is one that is defined as follows; those that tie into the curriculum delivery either prior to or following the trip or those that will lead to an assessment.