Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The school receives funding from the government for students who have been registered for free school meals (FSM) in the last 6 years and for students who have been looked after by the local authority in a continuous way for a period of more than 6 months. The aim of the funding is to help the students achieve their potential at school as well as to benefit from opportunities beyond the school curriculum.

Pupil Premium funding 2017/18

The key sub group data shows dramatic improvements and the closing of gaps is substantial.

The school received £259.451 from the government. The percentage of students in receipt of PP funding was 23%

A minimum expected grade is given to every new student  and his/her progress  is measured against it throughout their time in the school. We can report that as a result of funding:

The progress of Pupil Premium  students towards their MEG (Minimum Expected Grade) has improved throughout the year across a wide variety of subjects:

  • The percentage of Year 8 PP students achieving their MEG across all subjects increased by8% between October 2017 and July 18
  • The achievement in Year 9 PP students achieving their MEG in English Language went up by more than 31% between October 2017 and July 18
  • The percentage of Year 9 PP students achieving their MEG in Maths increased by more than 20% between October 2017 and July 18. and the percentage achieving their MEG across all subjects went up by 5%
  • The percentage of Year 10 PP students achieving their MEG increased by almost 10% across the academic year and their results improved by 13% in comparison with the rest of the year cohort.

Student performance data

Progress 8
2015-16
Progress 8
2015-16
Progress 8
2016-17
Overall-0.350.190.15
PP-0.730.04-0.62
 English and Maths C+English and Maths 4+English and Maths 4+
2015-162016-172017-18
Overall38%51%58%
PP21%45%36%
 English and Maths 5+English and Maths 5+English and Maths 5+
2015-162016-172017-18
OverallN/A37%37%
PPN/A31%17%

Current academic year

Our Pupil Premium funding for 2018-19 is £265,540

We have a total of 307 students eligible for the funding. The table below illustrates the breakdown of PP students per year group.

PP students represent 28.08% of our total number of students

                                        28.72 % including Looked After Children.

Our priorities for the new academic year.

  • Support and enhance the learning of any PP student who is making less than expected progress
  • Focus on PP students in lower years whose literacy levels are below expectations. Funding will be used to determine where students’ needs are a priority, as well as arrange for interventions and enrichment activities as appropriate.

Determining  needs:

  • The School has a rigorous testing system which allows us to analyse data  in order to identify areas of weakness, target areas for improvement and  arrange for interventions.

Interventions will include:

  • Boost personalised numeracy development and in mathematics
  • Continuation of shared reading to boost literacy levels
  • Whole school literacy and numeracy programmes to boost student’s achievement Continue to raise awareness and profile of pupil premium students with staff and governors by a robust analysis of key groups data
  • Maintain and reinforce the work done by our parent support worker and year managers to improve attendance
  • Ensure that our students are appropriately equipped for their studies.
  • Refine transition into year 7 to provide improved continuity between key stages
  • Raising the aspirations and expectations to ensure that the gap between PP students and the rest of the school becomes negligible.
  • Develop teaching and learning to ensure that our methodology meets students’ way of learning.
  • Ensure that our PP students performance in GCSE English is equal or above the national average
  • Ensure more rapid progress for our PP high ability students so they at least reach their minimum target grades.

 Enriching the lives of students


Wrenn School will continue to support PP students in order to enrich their lives in different ways by:

  • Offering funding for PP students to pursue their particular interest/ hobbies in areas not offered within our school.
  • Subsidising activities relating to job and career opportunities.
  • Support our students’ cultural footprint to enable them to increase their understanding of the world around them.

You can Download our Pupil Premium report here.

You can Download a copy of our Pupil Premium Strategy here.

You can Download our Year 7 Catch-Up Funding information here.