Pupil Premium and Service Premium 2015-15
The Headteacher, Staff and Governors at the High School for Girls are committed to the principle of value for money. They will ensure that all funding allocated by the Government, to the progress and enrichment of disadvantaged and vulnerable students, and that provided for supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces will be used for continuing improvement in the quality of provision for all identified as qualifying for the Pupil Premium. The extra funding is determined by the number of students receiving Free School Meals; Ever 5+6 FSM, Looked after children and Service children.
What is the purpose of Pupil Premium funding?
“The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) or who had been on FSM (in previous 6 years) called Ever 6 FSM and their peers by ensuring funding reaches the pupils who need it most to tackle disadvantages.”
“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM student, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.”
Students who qualify for this funding have been allocated £935 each for the academic year 2015-16. (Source – DfE website)
This premium has been introduced for students whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces or if the parents served full-time in the Armed Forces in the previous 4 years (Ever 4 Service student). The amount allocated to each student is £300.
- The school has been allocated for Pupil Premium and Service Premium £19,635 - this is for 31 students.
The High School for Girls will use this money to support processes and systems which will ensure that students in vulnerable groups are able to access the full curriculum and personal support for any barriers that they have to learning.
Examples of how the funding has been deployed this year:
Costs of Year 7 Bonding Trip in September for Pupil/Service Premium students. The students visit Croft Farm in Tewkesbury with teaching staff to undertake induction and team building activities. These activities enable them to make the transition and settle to HSFG school life more quickly, encouraging greater chances of success.
Funding of educational off site visits to support Key Stage 3 Pupil Premium/Service Premium students and enable access for all:
|Year 7||Advanced Cycling Course|
|Year 7||Hampton Court-History|
|Year 7||Coventry Cathedral - Religious Studies|
|Year 11||Crucible Exhibition - Gloucester Cathedral - Art|
|Year 7||Techniquest - Maths|
|Year 9||Hindu Temple - Religous Studies|
|Year 9||Natural History Museum - Geography & Science|
|Year 9||Black Country Museum - History|
|Year 9||Geneva Exchange - French|
|Year 9||Science Festival, Cheltenham - Science|
Funding of educational offsite visits to support GCSE curriculum for students on Pupil Premium/Service Premium and enable access for all:
|Year 9-13||Theatre trip - Jesus Christ Superstar - Music|
|Year 10||Salisbury Cathedral - Religious Studies|
|Year 10||Spanish Exchange - Spanish|
|Year 10||Archery - Sports Studies|
|Year 10||Somme - History|
|Year 10||Umpiring Course - Sports Studies|
|Year 10||Orienteering - Sports Studies|
|Year 10||German Exchange - German|
|Year 10-11||Theatre Trip - An Inspector Calls - English|
|Year 10-11||Iceland - Geography|
|Year 10||Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award|
|Year 11||Saatchi Museum - Textiles|
|Year 11||Maths Inspiration Trip - Cardiff University|
|Year 11||Gloucester fieldwork - Geography|
|Year 11||Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award|
Funding for Maths Tuition has been provided for vulnerable students who need sessions to encourage confidence and achievement within this subject.
Funds will be used to purchase items of sports kit and uniform to encourage a sense of inclusivity and belonging.
Funds will be used to purchase school equipment essential for the students to learn and to be organised in their studies.
Funds will be used to purchase revision guides and annual subscription to language magazines; this will allow students to broaden their knowledge and vocabulary within the chosen subject.
Funds will be used to transport students to school to ensure that they arrive to school on time.
Funding of Activities Week on and off site to enable access for all:
|Year 7||Cattle Country and Drayton Manor Park|
|Year 8||Harry Potter Experience|
|Year 10||Theatre Experience|
These initiatives are aimed at improving the outcomes for Pupil Premium/Service Premium students at the High School for Girls. The school has in place rigorous monitoring and support systems that are designed to ensure that disadvantaged students are helped to fulfil their potential.
Is my child eligible for Free School Meals?
Please find this information in the ‘downloads’ section which includes a link to an application form for FSM from the Local Authority.