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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

180

19

28

0

1

16%

8

199

25

39

2

2

20%

9

177

27

41

0

4

23%

10

180

19

35

0

1

19%

11

171

24

33

1

3

19%

Years 7-11

907

114

176

3

11

19%

12

66

6

9

0

0

14%

13

43

3

3

0

0

7%

All

1016

123

188

3

11

19%

 

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 2021-22 school year is estimated to be £170, 945

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

  • Deployment of Family Liaison Support Progress Leader – supporting families in school with attendance, engagement, A2L and Progress 

  • 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 

  • Supporting students to engage in extra-curricular and enrichment activities in line with other students in the school

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 2022

Catch Up Premium Funding

What is the Catch Up Premium?

  • The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Schools are asked to use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the curriculum expectations for the next academic year in ‘actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak’.
  • While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, we have been asked to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education.
  • To support schools to make the best use of this funding, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published a coronavirus (COVID-19) support guide for schools with evidence-based approaches to catch up for all students.
  • To support schools to implement their catch-up plans effectively, EEF has published the school planning guide: 2020 to 2021. This will provide further guidance on how schools should implement catch-up strategies and supporting case studies to highlight effective practice.

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