Pupil Premium Funding
We are proud that between 2016 and 2019 disadvantaged students at Wootton Upper School achieved GCSE results which were better than those nationally. Attainment for disadvantaged students in core subjects is improving and the Progress 8 measure compares favourably to national performance of similar students. The Progress 8 figure has improved year on year for the past 3 years.
In the academic year 2020-21, the Pupil Premium allocation is £121,360.
A breakdown of spending for last year is provided in the Pupil Premium Strategy statement for the current academic year.
The breakdown of pupil premium students by year group is illustrated below:
In deciding how we spend the grant, we understand there is no such thing as a “typical” pupil premium student and therefore there is no “one size fits all” solution. In making spending decisions we aim to:
Minimise the barriers in order to close the gaps
Ensure we consider each PP student as an individual in their own right
Help all staff, students and parents understand that PP does not mean low ability and need not mean low outcome
Target whole cohorts where we can and support individual students when they need targeted support
Be “smart” enough to recognise that many PP students need only “light touch” monitoring and support to ensure they continue achieving at the high level they already are
Work with parents wherever possible to ensure bespoke and targeted support based on individual circumstances
Try and ensure that disadvantaged students feel as much a part of Wootton Upper School as any other students
Involve key postholders to feel empowered to intervene and offer extra support to PP students