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Pupil premium, Summer School and catch-up funding

Pupil Premium Grant

Please access the school's report on the impact and use of the Pupil Premium Grant by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.


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 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.