Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant spending review

For academic year 2017 – 2018


PPG income for 2017 – 18 £ 22,440

PPG spend for 2017 – 18 £ 25,227.23

Carry forward from 2016 -17- spend of £ 2,787.23 (spent)

The main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible students can occur at a number of levels. For some girls there are gaps in attainment in English or Mathematics, which then become the prioritised targeted intervention. Rapid and sustained progress is expected, due to the nature of the School and the cohort. The girls can receive 1:1 lessons from our own highly experienced staff. These are benchmarked against the context of our School, not the national picture. It is expected that all girls will achieve a grade 7 – 9 in English and Mathematics.

For some girls, the barriers present as involvement in the life of the School and their overall wellbeing. Ours is a trip-rich school and many girls play a musical instrument. We have studied the research about the benefits of learning a musical instrument and consider this to be an important spending priority to aid their overall academic progress and result in improved wellbeing and involvement in the life of the School through one of the many ensembles or orchestras. We also prioritise involvement in curriculum-related trips that will enhance learning and progress as well as the many enrichment day opportunities.

Other interventions require counselling to remove barriers to learning; this too is one of our priorities should the need arise.

The effect of PP spending is monitored by:

The Deputy Headteacher – Pastoral, Year Leaders and the Pastoral team (documented in the Action Plans)

SLT termly

Academic Board and then discussed at Faculty and Departmental level.

Termly reports to governors at Staff and Student Matters Committee

(This will be reviewed at the next staff and Student Matters Committee meeting in 28.11.2018)

 PPG spend for 2017 – 18 £ 25,227.23


  1. Parent awareness of Pupil Premium availability and suggested interventions. Letter sent to all parents at the beginning of the academic year, highlighting school spending priorities and seeking parental suggestion for interventions for their daughter. High profile of students in receipt of Pupil Premium. ( minimal cost)
  2. High quality Teaching and Learning for all. ( no extra cost)
  3. Staff costs: £4, 294.14

Year Leader time: Data tracking to identify any gaps in student progress and to monitor students closely. Work to remove any barriers to learning.

Targeted extra 1:1 tuition prioritising Mathematics and English, as well as small group extra tuition.

  1. Extra-curricular costs:  £2,406.84

Involvement in Student Leadership Conference, GCSE Maths Masterclass, Mandarin lessons, Confidence booster small group work, Speak Out workshop and improvers’ swimming.

  1. Revision guide and resources: £82
  1. Counselling to facilitate wellbeing and remove barriers to learning, £9.333.43
  2. The full range of educational experiences: £4,954.00: trips and visits and enrichment activities.
  1. Learning a musical instrument to maximise participation in the life of the school and promote wellbeing and academic progress. £3,775.00
  1. Attendance and punctuality monitoring.
  2. Supported self-study: after-school study available in room 6.
  3. Staff, Parent or child requests for educational materials (For example, calculator, maths set, art pencils, stationery, revision books for home use.)
  4. (contingency for extra 1:1 or further leadership and learning opportunities that may arise during the academic year )

All PPG students have made progress in line with the rest of the cohort, and many have exceeded their targets.

The GCSE outcomes for 2018 demonstrate that the 3 students in receipt of the PPG all achieved 11 GCSEs in the summer of 2018.

One achieved 11 GCSEs grades 9-8 (including GCSE English and Mathematics)

One achieved 11 GCSEs grades 8-6 (including GCSE English and Mathematics)

One achieved 11 GCSEs grades 6-3 (including Grade 5 and above in GCSE English and Mathematics)

Spending priorities for 2018 – 19 £24,310

26 students x £935 as of September 2018

The targets for 2018 -19 remain the same as for 2017 – 18 as they have demonstrated that they yield excellent outcomes. We will look to increase spending for 1:1 English and Mathematics tuition.