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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 received £500 per student who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or mathematics at key stage 2.  The funding received for 2017-18 was £4,756 and we expect that funding for 2018-19 will be similar, we will find out in February 2019.

Pupil Premium Grant

The school is allocated £935 for each eligible Ever Six FSM student and £1,900 for each Looked After Child. In 2017-2018 56% of our students were eligible and the school received a grant of £318,865.

USE OF THIS FUNDING

William Ellis School aims to be a great school where all students, regardless of their background, develop the knowledge, skills and qualities necessary so that they are well prepared for their future success and wellbeing. 

Historically across the country students from disadvantaged backgrounds have made less progress and have achieved lower outcomes than students from more advantaged backgrounds.  The Government allocates 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 to 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 know that strong pastoral care plays a major role in supporting effective learning.

William Ellis School Equality Objectives 2017 – 2020

(Agreed by the School Improvement Committee on 14thSeptember 2017)

1.     To close the progress gap between students in target groups and other students in all subjects 


2.     To increase the participation of students in target groups in school trips, camps and leadership positions in the school 


3.     To continue to develop our PSHCE, tutorial and assembly programmes so that we increasingly recognise and celebrate diversity in our community 


Our target groups are students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, disadvantaged students and disadvantaged white British boys

Our strategy to close the gap between disadvantaged and other students aligns with the strategic priorities of our School Development Plan.