Pupil Premium is additional funding provided by the Government to help schools close the attainment gap and to ensure that students who are eligible for funding achieve their full potential regardless of their financial circumstances.

Pupil Premium Statement 2017-18

Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for eligible pupils. The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers. The funding will provide pupils with opportunities that may not always have been available to them. The Pupil Premium Grant is paid to schools for students who are: recorded as being eligible for Free School Meals in the last 6 years, who are ‘Looked After’ or who have a parent serving in the armed forces.

The following strategies have been introduced at the school to provide additional help and support for students, enrich their educational experience and thereby, enable them to develop to their full potential and achieve higher grades. All strategies are allocated to support the appropriate individual needs of the student.

  • De La Salle offers 1 to 1 support for pupils in English and Maths
  • Small group teaching in English and Maths during and after the school day.
  • Extended school day for KS4 learners, study & coursework support across the curriculum.
  • Additional parents evening at key transition points
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided by trained learning support assistants, academic mentors and external tutors.
  • Support across a range of subjects including English, Maths and Science at Key Stages 3 and 4.
  • Individual mentoring and support from internal and external sources.
  • All Pupil premium students have a focused learning conversation with their form tutor after every data drop.
  • Alternative courses and additional qualifications up to GCSE level.
  • Additional examination opportunities for learners.
  • Financial support to provide revision and other learning materials as well as access to educational visits and activities.
  • Support for pupils continues throughout the academic year; homework support, revision classes, Saturday School at key points and revision school during the holidays.
  • Extra-curricular clubs such as drama, dance, DofE, football, rugby, cricket, film, to mention just a few, are offered to help build social skills and confidence.

In addition to this, staff time has been allocated for:

  • Tracking the prior attainment, current attainment and future predicted attainment of these students.
  • Tracking and supporting good attendance (Education Welfare Officer).
  • Provision mapping for all SEN students to ensure they are supported in making progress with their learning (SENCo).
  • Additional careers advice to raise aspirations, motivation and attainment and reduce the chance of NEET
  • Extra support and guidance where needed at key transition points in students’ school career.
  • Inclusion interventions
  • Home/ School liaison to ensure that families are aware of the support available and that relevant support and interventions are in place to support progress. In addition, to personally make contact and remind families of important events such as parents evenings, information evenings, exams and revision sessions.
  • The school library is open and staffed before & after school, at break and lunch times for students to take advantage of the IT facilities, quiet working and reading.
  • Continued Professional Development of staff.

Pupil Premium funding for 2017-18 is £214,333

For a child in the armed forces the following provision has been set aside:

Trips £50.00
Uniform £90.00

For a child with special guardianship the following provision has been set aside:

Revision guides £25.00
1 2 1 tuition
KS3/4 Provision for – Art / Technology / Photography £30.00
Basic stationery pack £10.14
Trips £50.00
Uniform £90.00
Locker hires £10.00

For a child who is Pupil Premium the following provision has been set aside:

1 2 1 tuition
Basic stationery pack £10.14
Revision Guides (Yr 9 & 11)

Educational Visits

Uniform/PE Kit




For a child who is FSM the following provision has been set aside:

Stationery £10.14
Educational trips £50.00
Uniform/PE Kits £90.00
Revision guides RE + MFL  £25.00
121 Tuition
Plus option contr e.g hospitality    £30.00
Stationery £10.14
Trips £50.00
Uniform/PE Kits £90.00
Technology cont £20.00
Locker hire £10.00
121 Tuition
Art pack £3.61


Previous Funding Received
Pupil Premium funding for 2016-2017 was £210,375 and was allocated as follows:

  • Staffing £173,360 – part costs for additional teaching staff, pupil premium co-ordinator, counselling, chaplaincy, academic mentors, additional teaching assistants, data manager, inclusion, careers and home school liaison officer.
  • Curriculum support – £16,571 – Easter revision, Saturday School, additional curriculum, additional tuition, conferences, consultancy support.
  • Resources – £6,020 – ICT, textbooks, revision guides.
  • Enrichment – £659 – school visits and educational events.

In 2016 – 17 the school achieved the following results at KS4:

    • 63% of students achieved a standard pass in English and Maths in comparison to 71% non-disadvantaged students.
    • 19% of disadvantaged students achieved a standard pass in the English Baccalaureate at grade 5/C or above.
    • Disadvantaged students achieved a Progress 8 score of +0.17.  The rate of progress students make across the school overall is high when compared to other schools nationally.

Impact Statement

  • Year 7 catch-up premium expenditure: 2016/17

Year 7 catch-up premium statement
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium, is additional funding provided by the Government, which gives schools extra funding to support all year 7 pupils who are not secondary ready in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2.
All eligible pupils receive intensive small group or one to one sessions during the academic year as per their individual needs in either English and / or Maths.

Overview of the school

Number of pupils and catch-up premium received

Total number of pupils on roll: 749
Total number of pupils eligible for catch-up premium funding: 33
Amount of catch-up premium funding received per pupil: £500

Total amount of catch-up premium funding received: £25,000
Lesson observations and learning walks showed increased confidence in literacy and numeracy and greater pupil engagement.

Secondary Catch Up Intervention Programme 2016-17

There was an intake of 146 Year 7 students in September 2016. On entry 41% of students in Year 7 were not secondary ready in English. In Maths 39% of the Year 7 intake were deemed not secondary ready.

(Not secondary ready means a standardised score of less than 100 in a Year 6 English and/or Maths in a SAT completed by a Year 6 student)

The school put in place a number of interventions for the students in English and Maths. The intervention programmes were very successful in ensuring a large number of these Year 7 students were secondary ready by the end of Year 7. The information below demonstrates these successes:

English Not Secondary Ready

Sept 2016   41%

Jan 2017     14%

April 2017 13%

July 2017  10%

Maths Not Secondary Ready

Sept 2016   39%

Jan 2017     8%

April 2017 5.5%

July 2017     3%


Planned Catch up Spending for 2017/18 :  £9,900
Summary of planned spending:
Literacy Training – Providing training and support to both teachers and students to deliver improved literacy across the curriculum.
Additional resources for literacy and numeracy sessions. Staffing in English and Maths
Acute Literacy intervention: Catch-up Scheme and investment in reading programmes – Accelerated Reader.
Additional TA time and training within English and Maths.
1:1 during am registration and small group tuition in English and Maths, during and after the school day.
Dedicated Teaching Assistant in English and Maths.