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Pupil premium grant

Pupil Premium Grant and Year 7 Catch-up Funding

Please access the school's report on the impact and use of Year 7 Catch-up Funding and the Pupil Premium Grant by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.

Year 7 Catch-up Funding

The school is allocated £500 for each student in Year 7 (2015-2016) who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2 in 2015.  The school received funding of £4,500.

Pupil Premium Grant

The school is allocated £935 for each eligible Ever Six FSM student and £1,900 for each Looked After Child. 57% of our students in 2015-2016 were eligible.  The school received a grant of £330,145.


William Ellis School is committed to providing an education where all students flourish, regardless of their socio-economic background, achieving good qualifications and developing the knowledge, skills and qualities required for their future success and wellbeing.

Historically students from disadvantaged backgrounds have made less progress in school and have achieved lower outcomes than students from more advantaged backgrounds.  This is a national challenge.  The Government therefore has allocated specific funding to every school, called the Pupil Premium Grant, which is to be used with the specific aim of raising the attainment of disadvantaged students and thereby close the attainment gap between them and their peers.

We believe that the primary tool for closing the gaps is high quality teaching and learning.  We know that high quality teaching has a disproportionately positive impact on students from disadvantaged backgrounds.  Along with high quality teaching whole-class teaching we understand that some young people will benefit from extra intervention in order to accelerate their progress and raise their attainment. We also believe that strong pastoral care plays a major role in supporting effective learning.

The main strands of our strategy to close the gaps align with the strategic priorities of our school development plan.