Pupil Premium
Pupil Premium Statement

Pupil Premium Funding is in addition to mainstream 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 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

Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding make up 7.9% of the school’s population.

In 2022-23 the school is expecting to receive £52,625 in pupil premium funding. This is supplemented with £11, 592 in recovery premium funding. There is also a sum of £11,111 of pupil premium funding carried froward from the previous year. The total budget for this academic year, therefore, is £75,328.

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 £150).

You can read our Ermysted’s Pupils Premium Strategy by using the following link: Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021-25

The next evaluation of the Pupil Premium strategy will be in September 2023.

Contact Details

Should you wish to discuss the Pupil Premium funding or strategy in confidence with someone in school, please contact: ajackson@ermysteds.uk or telephone the school on 01756 792186 and ask to speak to Mr Adam Jackson.

Pupil Premium Annual Report 2021-2022

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).

In 2021-22 the school received £30,845 in pupil premium funding. The total spent was: £35,427 and the amount left unspent was £11,111 – this was due to restrictions on certain activities, intended trips and visits not being able to be actioned, and lower than expected uniform claims. This money has been carried forward to the 2022-23 academic year and will be used to provide additional tutoring, amongst other initiatives, to support identified groups of pupils.

The GCSE progress of disadvantaged pupils in 2021-22 (cohort size of 9 pupils) was above the average progress of the Pupil Premium cohort nationally with an overall P8 score of + 0.57. 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 2022-2023

At Ermysted’s Grammar school, our priorities for 2022-2023 focus on quality teaching for all pupils, targeted support and other approaches, including providing access to ICT provision and academic interventions that are continued to be supported by the National Tutoring Programme to support catch-up following interruptions to learning as a result of Covid-19. Furthermore, we intend to continue to provide access to additional pastoral provision, independent careers advice, and continue to prioritise allowing pupils access to extra-curricular activities.

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 extra-curricular provision. 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.