The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School

Pupil Premium Strategy

Click here to view a pdf of the latest Pupil Premium Strategy Statement.

To view information on the Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium 2016-17 please click here.

Pupil Premium 

The Pupil Premium is the additional government funding provided for students that are perceived to come from more disadvantaged backgrounds.  The focus of this funding is to ensure that these students are supported and enabled to engage in education and to make progress.  Pupil Premium students are those who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) now or in the last 6 years (Ever6), children who have been looked after continuously for at least 6 months (CLA) or children whose parents are in the armed forces.

Neither the government nor any government agencies have set out how the Pupil Premium money should be spent, but it is clear that the money should be used to narrow the attainment gap between those who are eligible for Pupil Premium and those who are not.  It is for schools to decide the most effective way to use this additional funding in order to achieve this. 

 At Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School we are driven to ensure that all young people fulfil their potential.  We are therefore committed to using the Pupil Premium funding in a strategic way to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students of all abilities and to support them in achieving their potential.  We have a highly experienced and skilled member of staff who is one of our Lead Practitioners who leads on Pupil Premium.  In addition to this there are ‘Pupil Premium Champions’ in every department who ensure that our strategic vision is implemented and that individual students receive appropriate intervention as required.  All staff are fully aware of who their Pupil Premium students are and are committed to ensuring that they closely monitor their progress and seek to overcome any barriers to their learning.   This is all in accordance with the guidance which states that the grant may be spent ’for the purposes of the school i.e. for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school.”

For more detailed information about our Pupil Premium Strategy as a school please follow the link to our ‘Pupil Premium Strategy Statement’ which includes both a review of 2016-17 and our strategic priorities for the current year.