John Hampden Grammar School

Pupil Premium Information

During 2016/17 the school received total Pupil Premium funding of £36,717, and in 2017/18 this is expected to be approximately £35,000.

In making decisions on the use of the Pupil Premium we will:

  • Ensure that Pupil Premium funding allocated to our school is used solely for its intended purpose
  • Identify early intervention using baseline testing and information from transition
  • Use the latest evidence based research  to inform the most appropriate use of Pupil Premium funding in reducing any attainment gaps
  • Use timely and robust intervention methods including individual mentoring where necessary from experienced staff
  • Regularly communicate with parents through letters or the Learning Gateway to ensure they are fully aware of support strategies that can be implemented in the home
  • Be transparent in our reporting of how we have used the Pupil Premium, so that our parents, interested stakeholders and Ofsted are fully aware of how this additional resource has been used to make a difference
  • Ensure there is robust monitoring and evaluation in place to account for the use of the Pupil Premium, by the school and governing body
  • Encourage take up of FSM by working proactively with our pupils, parents and carers in a sensitive and supportive manner, recognising the vital role that parents and carers play in the lives of their children
  • Be aware that FSM pupils are not a homogeneous group and cover a wide range of needs.
  • Use high quality teaching and learning as the preferred way to narrow any gaps in attainment in the first instance. We will also use high quality interventions with proven evidence of impact to assist our pupils who need additional support
  • Use the Pupil Premium for all year groups not just those taking examinations at the end of the year.

A copy of the full Pupil Premium policy and this year's reports to the Governing Body can be downloaded below.