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Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

It is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been:

  • registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
  • been in care for 6 months or longer

The service premium £300 per pupil is designed to support children with parents serving in the regular British armed forces.

Pupils attract the premium if they meet the following criteria:

  • one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces
  • one of their parents served in the regular armed forces in the last 3 years
  • one of their parents died while serving in the armed forces and the pupil is in receipt of a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and the War Pensions Scheme (WPS)

Pupil premium grant expenditure 2017/18

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received
Total number of pupils on roll 1239
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 63 in years 7–11

9 students in year 11

Amount of PPG received per pupil £935 (year 7-11 only)
Total amount of PPG received £66,665.84
Nature of support 2017/18
Individual financial Support for students as required E.g., School trips, additional resources, uniform support.

Small group tuition in Maths and English as required

Continued development of new curriculums to ensure needs all of are met

Staff Training as required.

Mentoring and support from the learning support department, success maker home learning group. Lunchtime, after school, Easter and Whitsun revision sessions in all subject.

Employment of key staff within the school that help highlight and support the needs of Pupil premium students including a school counsellor

Measuring the impact of PPG spending
Students achieved in line with or above their target grades in GCSE examinations. Progress 8 measure for PP students was 0.74; for whole school it was 0.64 showing PP students exceeded expected outcomes.

Students in year 7-11 have been identified for intervention to ensure they meet expected level of progress and support as mentioned will be put in place for students not achieving in line with expected levels.

Pupil premium 2018/19

In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, the pupil premium allocation is estimated at £75,735.

Planned use of PPG spending 2018/2019
Individual financial Support for students as required

Small group tuition in Maths and English as required

Continued development of new curriculums to ensure needs all of are met

Staff Training as required.

Mentoring and support from the learning support department, success maker home learning group. Lunchtime, after school, Easter and Whitsun revision sessions in all subject. .Employment of key staff within the school that help highlight and support the needs of Pupil premium students including a school counsellor.

The Pupil Premium strategy and interventions will be reviewed termly.

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Premium

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).

The Rochester Grammar School did not receive literacy and numeracy catch-up premium in 2015/16 and does not expect to receive any funding in the 2016/17 financial year.