Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Current strategies for disadvantaged students

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.

The intent of our strategy for Disadvantaged Students is to raise their attainment and progress to the same levels as those of their peers. To do this we have a three tiered implementation approach, in line with some of the best research and guidance available.

1. Teaching

  • A drive to support constant improved classroom delivery.
  • Curriculum – a knowledge rich, challenging and accessible curriculum.
  • Prep Time – modelled and monitored revision and learning.
  • CPD – broad offer and support for all including – Coaching for impact.
  • ITT – support for new and developing students.

2. Targeted Academic Support

  • Academic Mentoring of DS/PP students to boost progress.
  • After school clubs to boost homework, etc.
  • The Mulberry and wider BLES team support.

3. Wider Strategies

  • Support with trips and visits for DS students to build their cultural capital.
  • Targeting of parents at parents evenings to build and engage with us.
  • Breakfast club.
  • Attendance and exclusion support to keep DS in school.

Here is our updated and most recent Pupil Premium Strategy reflecting guidance from the DfE.

Park School PP Strategy Statement

If you have any questions this link to a Frequently Asked Questions document by the Department for Education is a good starting point – DfE PP FAQ Document

In addition, the literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives state-funded schools, including special schools and alternative provision settings, additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).

Our aim is to provide a holistic level of support for PP students at Park School, from before they enrol until the day they leave us.  This is outlined in ‘PP Holistic Provision‘.

We also use research backed strategies to target key levers of change in the classroom as outlined in ‘Tackling PP Underachievement in your Classroom‘.  We focus on growing participations, boosting vocabulary and knowledge and developing oracy.

Previous Strategies

Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-2021

Pupil Premium Strategy 2022-2023