Pupil Premium



Pupil Premium (PP) is additional funding allocated to schools on the basis of numbers of students entitled to and registered for free school meals (FSM) both currently and in the last 6 years. The amount allocated per student is £955 per year. PP is additional funding given to schools so they can support their disadvantaged pupils to match the attainment of non-disadvantaged pupils or at least diminish the difference between them. PP does not have to be completely spent by schools in the financial year in which they received it. Some or all may be carried forward to future financial years.

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) has been calculated on the number of pupils who are Ever 6 FSM:

Allocation 2020/21 Funding
Pupils Amount Per Pupil Total Funding
Deprivation Pupil Premium 375 £955 £358,125
Service students eligible for Pupil Premium 0 £310 £0.00
Looked after students eligible for Pupil Premium 7 £2345 £16,415
Total £374,540

Mission statement

  • “We are an inclusive Community school, proud to be valued citizens serving the borough of Rochdale.”
  • “We provide a captivating learning experience and foster a culture of the highest expectations for all.”
  • “We ensure every individual is challenged, motivated and inspired to be the absolute best they can be in all that they do.”

Pupil Premium Rationale: As a school, we continue to give considerable thought to the potential barriers that some of our Pupil Premium students face, and those that appear to be the greatest barriers to educational achievement are detailed below. However, we recognise these are broad generalisations and that Pupil Premium students are not a homogenous group. We therefore, also place great importance on strong  pastoral care and support, and as a result we invest much  of  our  Pupil  Premium  spending  in  this  area. In order to  focus  fully  on  achievement,  we  are  placing  an  even  stronger  emphasis  on  teaching  and  learning,  excellent  behaviour  management in the classroom and  engagement  in  learning.  The  research  strongly  suggests  that  improvements  to  the  quality  of  teaching  disproportionately  benefit  disadvantaged  students;  hence  a high  focus  in  this  area.  We  are  aiming  for  the  very  highest  expectations  of  all  of  our  students  in  terms  of  their  learning, including  the  completion  of  homework and Attitudes to Homework and Home Learning.  We  expect  this  to improve Attitudes to Learning (A2L) and  raise  aspirations,  in  particular and including that  of  high starter boys.  The focus of the   interventions  we  have  in  place    is to  raise  achievement,  with  a  particular  focus  on  disadvantaged  students  achieving the basics and making  positive progress  in  English  and  Maths.  We expect all students to do their best always everywhere.

In deciding  where  to  invest  our  Pupil  Premium  funding  most  effectively,  we  consulted  a  variety  of  research  into  the  impact  of  spending  on  disadvantaged  students.  These  included  The  Sutton  Trust-EEF  Teaching  and  Learning  Toolkit,  Teaching  Schools  Council  and  Dr  John  Dunford’s  research  as  the  Government’s  Pupil  Premium  Champion.

Summary information – School’s Pupil Premium Profile 2020
Academic Year 2020/21 Total PP budget £374 540 Date of most recent external PP Review January 2018
Total number of pupils 1413 Number of pupils eligible for PP 375 Date for next internal review of this strategy March 2021


Attainment OHCS Non PP OHCS PP Non-PP (sisra) PP (sisra)
2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019 2019 2019
Average KS2 Start Point (actual) 4.87 4.84 4.95 4.46 4.59 4.68 4.89 4.59
Average Attainment 8 points 50.71 50.03 47.14 35.55 39.29 39.14 50.09 42.45
% Achieving Grade 4+ English 77.8 83.3 76.3 52.3 60.3 66.3 82.2 62.9
% Achieving Grade 5+ English 63.7 66.7 56.2 36.9 42.5 49.4 66.8 44.9
% Achieving Grade 4+ Maths 74.9 82.7 76.9 47.7 58.9 60.7 76.9 54.3
% Achieving Grade 5+ Maths 52.6 56.2 50.3 23.1 34.2 28.1 55.1 31.9
% Achieving Grade 4+ E&M 67.3 75.9 66.9 40.6 49.3 52.8 71.7 47.6
% Achieving Grade 5+ E&M 46.2 46.9 40.8 23.1 30.1 23.6 48.8 26.3




Progress 8 Score overall 0.22 0.17 -0.26 -0.6 -0.25 -0.49 0.15 -0.35
P8 Score English -0.24 -0.03 -0.5 -0.64 -0.56 -0.55 0.13 -0.34
P8 Score Maths 0.01 0.36 -0.15 -0.46 -0.08 -0.49 0.13 -0.33
P8 Score EBACC 0.48 0.34 -0.20 -0.19 0.04 -0.46 0.16 -0.41
P8 Score Open 0.4 0.01 -0.27 -0.45 -0.44 -0.55 0.14 -0.36


Key Outcomes 2020
  Desired Outcomes Lead Target
1.      The Attainment and Progress of PP students will improve towards that of non-PP students and will improve in relation to other students nationally. LSA

1.     Reduce the 9-4 Basics attainment gap from 14% and 9-5 basics gap form 17%

2.     Improve the Progress 8 measure amongst PP students to 0.

2.      To offer additional support to Pupil Premium students in both key stages through the provision of additional resources, especially in English and maths to impact on the basics.




1.     The gap in P8 between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students nationally will be 0.

2.     Reduce the Basics attainment gap to national from 27% (2019) to 0% for the 2021

GCSE outcomes.

3.     Reduce the 9-4 Basics attainment gap in Y10/9/8/7 to 0%

3.      Attendance of disadvantaged students improves across all year groups to match that of their peers and national expectations.



1.     PP attendance will improve from 89.42% to 95%.

2.     PASS survey will show positive attitudes to attendance vis a vis peers.

4.      Opportunities for Pupil Premium to access extra-curricular opportunities DAR

1.     Spreadsheet of extra curricular will show proportion of PP attending extracurricular offer is at least in line with proportion of non PP. Target = 75%

2.     All students attend a museum, a live theatre performance and an art gallery.

5.      To ensure that the students eligible for PPG are not over represented in the behaviour system.




1.     Percentage of PP students in Bridge will reduce from 10.36% to below 8% by July 2021.

2.     Fixed term exclusions are in line or below the national average compared to non-PP.


3.     100% of PP students will receive fewer than 50 behaviour incidents

4.     90% will be eligible for rewards trip.

6.      To ensure students eligible for Pupil Premium are offered early careers advice and guidance to help them achieve their aspirations



1.          Monitoring of participation rates shows disadvantaged students are represented and that

costs do not impede their participation.

2.     ALL Year 11 PP students will have received a careers meeting by Feb. 2021.

3.     Y7-10 will have programme of CEIAG

4.     0 NEETs

7.      Students receive high quality teaching, including feedback, with the highest of expectations LDU

1.     Drop-ins will show high expectations of PP

2.     Exercise books will show pupils responding to feedback and improving.


The 2019 cohort had 2 students (0.8%) who were NEET on leaving (ie Not In Education, Employment or Training). The 2020 cohort currently has 1 NEET but who has a place to start in January.


Improving the attendance of Pupil Premium students is an ongoing focus for 2020-21. Pupil premium money has therefore been spent on pastoral care and focusing pastoral leads on this aspect. There was a slight decline in 2018-19 in the attendance of PP students to 89.42% Therefore, more needs to be done to close the gap to the whole school attendance at 94.55%. Pupil premium money is being spent on an extra day of Education Welfare Officer time to impact on Pupil Premium attendance at all levels. Attendance up to 11.12.2020 shows PP attendance to be 85.95%. This is in comparison to whole school attendance of 89.82% and national attendance figures of 81%.

2020 Appendix 1 – PP spending

Interventions and support Costing EEF Toolkit
Pastoral managers – to ensure support and provision for students and to monitor attendance, Attitude to Learning and engagement. £152 000 +4
Contribution to salaries for Learning and Progress Directors and Safeguarding Officers – to ensure support for students and to track and monitor progress and attitudes to learning. Work to overcome barriers to learning. £152 000 +4
TA3 for Maths, Science and English – to support students in class and in subject interventions. £49 000 +4
TA3 x 2 in The Bridge – to provide support for students in terms of behaviour and improved attitude to learning. £43 000 +4
Speech and Language Therapist – to provide support for students in terms of use of language and understanding. £16 700 +4
Tutoring for LAC students – to provide individual support for students in preparation for external examinations. £8630 +5
Online learning programmes, incl Nisai – to allow students to access online learning to support their work in school. £20 000 +8
Teens and Toddlers programme – to engage students in learning through support and responsibility and to improve attitudes to learning. £9400 +4
Humanutopia – part of the Immersion day programme to develop empathy and positivity in students to improve attitudes to learning. £2250 +8
Attendance and Behaviour panels – to support parents to ensure that students attend school and that they follow the expectations of the school. £600 +3

Pupil Premium Evaluation

Pupil Premium Statement – Barriers to Learning

Year 7 Catch-Up Premium

For 2020-21 this forms part of Covid Catch Up Funding and Plans.

Please refer to Catch up Plans 2020-21

Previous Allocation

2017/18 Year 7 Cohort 2018/19 Year 7 Cohort Funding in 2017/18 2018/19Allocation
287 291 £19 914 £20 192

A Year 7 pupil recorded on the October 2018 school census and recorded in the 2018 key stage 2 assessment data as not having reached the expected standard in key stage 2 tests. The grant for 2018/2019 was paid to the school in March 2019. The grant for 2020/21 is part of the Covid Catch Up funding.

Maths Intervention – Intensive small group tuition 18/19 £23,000
Additional Maths Intervention 18/19 £11,000
English Intervention 18/19 £23,000

Year 7 Numeracy Catch-Up 2020/21

  • Currently 61 pupils 30PP/34SEND. Catch-up groups work on the Mastery Scheme.
  • The Year 7 Nurture group also study the Mastery Scheme. The scheme is differentiated so that students can assess the curriculum. Regular contact with the LP for Numeracy to provide help and support.
  • Sets 4, 5, 6 and Nurture are completing Numeracy Ninjas once a week (practice quick recall of number work).
  • Weekly starter questions used during lessons including a weekly numeracy quiz during tutor time to help with recall and retention.
  • AM tutorial intervention group each half term using baseline and LA data. Using Numeracy Workout and Maths Mastery resources.
  • Parents/carers notified via ParentMail.
  • Students complete end of half-term assessments, progress is monitored.
  • Tests have been differentiated to ability.

Year 7 Literacy Catch-Up 2020-21

  • Currently 80 pupils 33 PP/30 SEND.
  • All students follow the English curriculum but differentiated to the needs of the pupils, so that all can access the curriculum.
  • There is a Nurture class and small lower sets on both populations of the timetable.
  • Teachers will focus on the areas of need using the QLA from KS2.
  • Lexia and IDL Intervention is used to support students to improve their reading ages and understanding of the curriculum.
  • All students in Year 7 have one allocated Literacy lesson a week aimed at improving understanding of tier 2 vocabulary that has been identified as a barrier to learning.
  • A weekly reading intervention programme is in place for our students with the lowest reading scores.

All students in Y7 follow a Literacy Tutorial programme.