Pupil Premium
Pupil Premium Statement

Pupil Premium Funding is in addition to main stream funding. It is designed to reduce the national gap in student outcomes with the particular focus of raising achievement by providing additional resources as necessary for children who fall into the following groups:

  • Children currently in receipt of FSM
  • Pupils in Years 7-11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM (i.e. Children who have been eligible for Free School Meals in the last 6 years)
  • Looked after children (LAC)
  • Children who have ceased to be LAC because of adoption, special guardianship order or a residence order
  • Service children

If you would like more information on how to apply for Free School Meals, please use the following link: Free School Meals Letter 2020-21

Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding make up 5.2% of the school’s population.

In 2020-21 the school is expecting to receive £26,715.

In schools, the Pupil Premium funding is utilised to close learning gaps by supporting pupil outcomes in relation to targets, supporting equal entitlement in school community and raising aspiration & access to experiences otherwise inaccessible to this group of pupils.

It is for schools to decide how to use and spend the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

At Ermysted’s Grammar School, we have produced a Pupil Premium Strategy that illustrates how we will spend the Pupil Premium funding. We have designed our Pupil Premium Strategy to support ambitious teaching, learning, care and aspirations of this group of pupils.

Within the Pupil Premium Strategy, there is an allocation of funds for enrichment week support (up to the sum of £50) and for uniform and equipment support ( up to the sum of £100).

You can read our Ermysted’s Pupils Premium Strategy by using the following link: Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2019-21

The next evaluation of the Pupil Premium strategy will be in September 2021.

Contact Details

Should you wish to discuss the Pupil Premium funding or strategy in confidence with someone in school, please contact: aprice@ermysteds.uk or telephone the school on 01756 792186 and ask to speak to Mrs Amanda Price.

Pupil Premium Annual Report 2019-20 and Priorities for 2020-2021

At Ermysted’s Grammar School, we evaluate the impact of our Pupil Premium Strategy annually in the analysis and evaluation of the progress and outcomes of our disadvantaged cohort (Disadvantaged Cohort Outcomes).

The progress of disadvantaged pupils in 2019-20 (cohort size of 5 pupils) was above the average progress of the Pupil Premium cohort nationally and above that of non- Pupil Premium pupils in the school cohort, with an overall P8 score of +1.49 (based on Centre assessed grades). Overall, the group performed well with the average performance half a grade above target.

As our Pupil Premium cohorts are small, we evaluate the impact of our Pupil Premium strategy on an individual pupil basis. From our evaluation, we can see the impact of our Pupil Premium strategy as positive.

We evaluate the Pupil Premium cohort’s average performance, attendance, destinations and individual contexts contributing to performance against targets both at exam group level, at Faculty and key group level.

Priorities for 2019-2021

At Ermysted’s Grammar school, our priorities for 2019-2021 focus on quality teaching for all pupils, targeted support and other approaches, including remote and blended learning, access to ICT provision and interventions supported by the National Tutoring Programme to support catch-up following interruptions to learning as a result of Covid-19.

Our desired outcomes are that the Pupil Premium Strategy will provide access to additional resources and government support and interventions to facilitate catch-up for Pupil Premium pupils so that they can secure full access to the school curriculum and co-curriculum. Also, that Pupil Premium pupils will be supported in realising their ambitious academic targets and that they will experience a high quality careers programme to support their progress into the next stage of their learning or education.

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