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Annual report of the use of the Pupil Premium grant 2018 / 2019

Pupil Premium is targeted funding (in addition to the Dedicated Schools Grant) paid mainly to schools, specifically aimed at the most deprived pupils to enable them to receive the support they need to reach their potential and to help schools reduce educational inequalities. Pupil premium funding is provided for students recorded in the January 2019 school census who are known to have been eligible for FSM (free school meals) since May 2012, as well as those first known to be eligible at January 2019.

Pupil Premium Plus funding is provided for students identified in the January 2019 school census or the alternative provision census as having left local authority care as a result of:

  • Adoption
  • A special guardianship order
  • A child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
  • A child who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more
  • A child who has been recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care)

Pupil Premium funding is also provided in respect of children of Parents serving in the armed forces. Pupil Premium funding is awarded on a financial year basis annually in April.

There is a statutory requirement from September 2012 for all schools to report on their Pupil Premium allocation, spend and impact by academic year.

How does this affect a child whilst they are at Children’s Hospital School (CHS)?

During the time a child is attending CHS the home school continues to receive the allocation of Pupil Premium as the student remains on roll at their home school.

Up until November 2013 it had only been by negotiation with the student’s home school that a proportion of Pupil Premium could be recouped to support the student whilst they attended CHS. This would depend on the length of stay of the student and the agreement of the home school that this investment would support the student in allowing them to reach their potential and help reduce any educational inequalities.

Up until November 2013 CHS did not receive any Pupil Premium allocation directly but have always demonstrated the principles of supporting and enabling the most deprived students to achieve their potential (both inside and outside the classroom).

Amount of Pupil Premium Children’s Hospital School Received

Academic Year September 2014 – August 2015: CHS received £12,155 in November 2014. This allocation was based on a pro-rated allocation for all students across the provision who were eligible for free school meals.

Academic Year September 2015 – August 2016: CHS received £18,700 in November 2015.This allocation was based on a pro-rated allocation for all students across the provision who were eligible for free school meals.

Academic Year September 2016 – August 2017: CHS received £18,700 in November 2016. This allocation was based on a pro-rated allocation for all students across the provision who were eligible for free school meals.

Academic Year September 2017 – August 2018: CHS received £30,855 in November 2017. This allocation was based on a pro-rated allocation for all students across the provision who were eligible for free school meals.

Academic Year September 2018 – August 2019: CHS received £17,768 in November 2018. This allocation was based on a pro-rated allocation for all students across the provision who were eligible for free school meals.

Identifying Pupils who meet the Pupil Premium Criteria

All admissions are required to complete the schools own Pupil Registration Forms alongside those of the Local Authority. CHS support Parents/Carers to complete paperwork identifying if they are or have been entitled to free school meals and liaise with the student’s mainstream school to collate information. We also collect information on adopted and previously looked after children on our admission paperwork.

 To consistently improve outcomes and life chances of all Pupil Premium students

 As a school we expect to see:

  • High quality education with personalised interventions
  • Raised levels of participation in extra-curricular activities
  • Improved opportunities to access education at home
  • All Pupil Premium students experience a wide variety of enrichment activities (Sports, Arts and Culture)
  • No gaps between Pupil Premium learners and non – Pupil Premium learners (gaps remain closed)
  • Effective transitions for Pupil Premium students and their families

Due to the mobile nature of our student population we adopt a flexible approach to supporting our most deprived students to enable them to reach their full potential whilst being a student at CHS. All Pupil Premium students have a Pupil Passport which allows staff to identify areas of underachievement, expected progress, areas of over achievement and how to help students further across the curriculum. This is done alongside continual assessment, tracking and monitoring of students in all faculty areas. All bases of the school start with a morning briefing and end with a debrief. Any concerns of Pupil Premium learners are flagged up immediately and necessary interventions are swiftly put into place. All Pupil Premium learners are tracked daily and monitored by the Deputy Head (Nikki Cole, Pupil Premium Champion). The SENCO (Stewart Scragg) tracks and monitors LAC students half termly.

Pupil Premium Allocation Breakdown 2018/ 2019

Overviews of ways in which the funding has been used:

Total amount of Pupil Premium Grant received:           

Total amount of Pupil Premium Grant received:






Pupil Transport


Provide means for pupils to attend who may be particularly anxious. Support families with costs.

Increased attendance for targeted pupils and reduction in anxiety levels.

IT Equipment


Provide appropriate technology for targeted pupils.

Improve access to learning at school and in the home.

Music Therapy (6.5 hours a week)


Provide therapeutic music activities for pupils.

Increased confidence and self-esteem for pupils.



Additional enrichment opportunities for pupils beyond the school curriculum.

Increased confidence, self-esteem, resilience and team-building skills.

Exposure to new experiences.



Breakfast club for all pupils and snacks for targeted pupils.

Increased energy and alertness. Promotion of healthy lifestyles.

Life skills


Development of social and life skills.

Pupils with improved confidence and personal progress in life / social skills.

1:1 Support


Individual mentoring and support for identified pupils (English and Maths and subject specific to meet learners’ individual needs)

Personal focused teaching developing identified weaknesses.

Improvement in participation and attendance.

CAMHS (Pro-Rata cost)


Additional hours of CAMHS support within school.

Increased confidence, attendance and resilience having a positive impact on pupils’ wellbeing and academic progress.

Connexions (Pro-Rata Cost)


Additional hours to support effective transitions.

Successful transitions and future planning by pupils.

Educational Resources


Provide additional educational resources.

Improve access to personal resources to aid learning at school and in the home.

Home School Visits


Supporting of successful transition to home school or FE.

1:1 support from staff leading to increase in successful transition pathways. We have also used Pupil Premium Plus funding to pay for additional psychology input for one LAC – above the normal Statutory work – cost was approx. £600

How will impact be measured?

Effective planning and delivery

Teaching staff (Teachers and TAs) will consistently deliver high quality personalised lessons to Pupil Premium learners. Staff are held to account for the progress Pupil Premium students make and are tracked and monitored by every subject teacher and all staff leading intervention/enrichment sessions (overlooked by the Pupil Premium Champion – Deputy Head Teacher, Nikki Cole)

Pupils will work towards targets in all curriculum areas and have personalised revision packs (Year 10/Year 11)

All Base leaders are held to account for the progress of Pupil Premium learners. They monitor data after every data collection (half termly) to track progress these learners are making and plan for further interventions (to support or challenge Pupil Premium learners). This is monitored by SLT and reported to Governors.

Pupil Premium is a priority for our SIP and regular CPD is carried out to staff to ensure we are delivering the best possible outcomes for our Pupil Premium students. CHS are passionate about ensuring gaps between learners remain closed and robust systems are in place to ensure this happens in all areas of the school.

All Pupil Premium students have access to varied activities in and out of school. Support to broaden the student’s access and knowledge of a range of extra-curricular activities is in place. End of year DSEF evidence indicates a greater participation of pupil premium students in enrichment and extra-curricular activities across all bases in the school.

Observations and Assessment

Attendance, progress and impact are recorded for all Pupil Premium students in lessons, enrichment and extra-curricular activities.

Student voice of Pupil Premium students is carried out termly to identify activities which they would like to try/ continue to have access to and to identify anything they would like support with that is in addition to what they are currently receiving. Thus Pupil Premium at CHS is highly personalised.

Staff are formally observed teaching Pupil Premium students and progress data for all subjects is closely tracked by SLT.

Department budgets and Pupil Premium budget requests are scrutinized, tracked and monitored by The Business Manager and Deputy Head Teacher (Nikki Cole – Pupil Premium Champion)

Records are kept of all Pupil Premium activities (attendance at enrichment sessions, revision classes and trips/visits). These figures are compared to non - Pupil Premium learners to ensure the gaps remained closed and Pupil Premium learners have exposure to all activities at CHS.

Future Plans

  • Audit of resources and upgrade of equipment used for Pupil Premium learners
  • Continue to offer a broad range of curriculum and extra-curricular activities with both internal and external providers
  • Funding for Outreach Pupil Premium learners (exposure to trips/visits/sports)
  • College Taster Days and work experience to support effective Post 16 transitions
  • Funded Enrichment Activities: Exposure to extreme sports, Baking, First Aid, swimming lessons, craft group (materials funded) and Personal school/home kit provided for students (stationary and well-being resources)

Pupil Premium Plus

For LAC Pupil Premium Plus is managed via The Virtual School. Here an allocated allowance is attached to targets through students’ PEP meetings. For new LAC PP+ is monitored through progress review meetings and school based quality assurance procedures.

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