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Woodrush High School

Woodrush High School

An Academy for Students Aged 11-18

Excellence Through Endeavour

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Information 2020-21

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is government money designed to help disadvantaged children and young people do well at school. The funding is allocated to schools for children from Reception to Year 11 who have registered for free school meals in the last six years (FSM Ever 6), are in care or have parents in the Armed Forces (Ever 6 Service Child).

Woodrush High School

Year group

Total number of students

Students in receipt of FSM

Students who are FSM Ever 6

Ever 6 Service Child

Looked After Child

% of Pupil Premium students

7

200

25

41

2

3

20.5%

8

180

29

43

0

6

23.9%

9

183

20

36

0

1

19.7%

10

177

29

36

1

3

20.3%

11

181

40

43

0

2

23.8%

Years 7-11

921

143

198

4

15

21.5%

12

42

2

2

3

0

4.8%

13

40

4

0

0

0

10.0%

All

1003

149

202

3

15

20.13%

The Pupil premium Grant

Disadvantaged Pupil

PPG per Pupil

Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM

£1,345

Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM

£955

Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority

£2,345

Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order

£2,345

Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence

£310

How much Pupil Premium money does the school get?

The Pupil Premium for the 2020-21 school year is estimated to be £175, 720

How was the Pupil Premium used last year?

For a more detailed breakdown of the impact of our spending, please see our document below:

PP Strategy & Review

What are the key barriers to educational achievement faced by PP students at Woodrush?

Teaching Priorities

  • High Quality Teaching and Learning - Improving pedagogy to support high quality teaching and learning for all students
  • Improving Students Outcomes - Improving outcomes in English and Maths through monitoring and interventions

Targeted Academic Support

  • Parental Involvement and Engagement - Low levels of parental support or involvement in student outcomes - Improving academic outcomes of PP students through parental engagement and family support through revision and examination period

Wider Strategies

  • Attendance The Attendance of Pupil Premium students is below that of Non -Pupil premium students, impacting outcomes for those students

We have therefore principally directed our funding into strategies to address these barriers, as well as to ensure that our students are well prepared for life after Woodrush.

I am not sure if my child could have free school meals – how do I find out?

Do you qualify?

Your child will be eligible for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after the atop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Pupils can qualify for Free School Meals if they get any of these benefits themselves.

How does it work?

1.       Checking whether you qualify, and registering is quick and easy – do it online at:

www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/sims

2.       If you want your child to have a free, healthy meal at lunchtime that’s great – they will get the free meal (saving you more than £350 a year) and the school gets extra money to help your child and others in their class.

3.       If you don’t want your child to have a free school meal they can continue as normal – as long as you qualify, and are registered, the school still gets the extra money.

When will we next review your Pupil Premium strategy?

June 2021

Woodrush COVID Catch Up Premium – Booster Curriculum

Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit. The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial, and the scale of our response must match the scale of the challenge. Schools’ allocations has been calculated on a per-pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in years reception through to 11. As the catch-up premium has been designed to mitigate the effects of the unique disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19), the grant will only be available for the 2020 to 2021 academic year.

Please click here to see the Woodrush Catch UP Premium anticipated spending: (Document)

Where can I get more information?

For information about how we plan provision and track progress please contact Mr David Monk (Deputy Headteacher) at dmonk@woodrush.org