Pupil premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a
school receives. It is targeted at students from disadvantaged
backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as
students from less deprived families. The premium will go to students
who at any point in the past 6 years have been in receipt of Free School
Meals (FSM); any student who has been continuously looked after for the
past six months or who has been adopted from care under the Adoption
and Children Act 2002 or who has left care under a Special Guardianship
or Residence Order; and to students whose parent/parents are currently
serving in the armed forces or are in receipt of a pension from the
Is there an issue with eligible pupils not applying for FSM?
vital that parents fill in the relevant form (available from the school)
to allow additional funding to be released to the school to ensure that
students are fully supported.
How will the impact of the spending of the pupil premium be measured?
To monitor progress on attainment, new measures will be included in the
performance tables that will capture the achievement of students
covered by the pupil premium. At Rainhill High School, the usual cycle
of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s
attainment, participation and attendance, will be used to inform student
progress and enable the early identification of need, support and
Our pupil premium allocation is targeted to support a wide variety of highly effective intervention strategies including
- Additional teaching staffing to work on one to one/ small group
mentoring and support with a focus on students eligible for the pupil
- Restructuring of staff within school to add an additional emphasis
on Student Support Services as a central support mechanism for all
- Considerable additional targeted time from our staff to run catch up and support sessions
- Employment of a Maths and English intervention teachers.
- Structured academic intervention programs across all key stages
including financial support for students to access both the curricular
and extra-curricular dimensions of school.
- Employment of a senior leader responsibility for tracking pupil
premium student performance against all students and overseeing pupil
- Considerable targeted focus to improve teaching and learning across
the school to ensure that all students are making at least expected
progress in all subjects across both key stages.
- Strategies used to promote parental engagement for pupil premium parents.
- PP cohorts established and communicated to staff ensuring that there is a raised awareness for these students.
Deployment of pupil premium funding
In line with the school’s DIS FIRST policy, the type of activities that will be funded by the Pupil Premium include:
- Revision Classes - 26th Period
- 1 to 1 Tuition – Teachers/Graduates
- Reading Intervention
- Reflection Classroom
- Year Student Manager
- Maximise: training for all Y11 pupils on revision, stress management and preparation for examinations.
- Breakfast Club
- Reading and Intervention resources
- Trips and Uniforms
- Attendance – rewards and incentives
- Pupil Entitlement Initiative
- Promote Reading for Pleasure in the DIS cohort; continued investment in the library and AR