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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 2018-19 was £4,756 and we expect that funding for 2019-20 will be similar, we will find out in February each year.

Pupil Premium Grant

The school is allocated £955 for each eligible Ever Six FSM student and £2345 for each Looked After Child. In 2021-2022 53% of our students were eligible and the school received a grant of £308,465 


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 2020-2023
(Agreed by the FGB on 3rd Dec 2020)

Our Equality Objectives for 2020 - 2023 are:

  1. To close the progress gap between students in target groups and other students in all subjects
  2. To ensure that a child’s starting point need not be a barrier to achieving excellence,by ensuring that all students in target groups are on a pathway that stretches and challenges them to the full and allows them access to a range of pathways for FE,HE and employment
  3. To develop our curriculum (formal and informal) so that it reflects, recognises and celebrates the diversity of our community
  4. To empower every member of the school community to challenge all forms of discrimination and help us to become a truly inclusive environment in which everyone is treated equally.

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.