Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium information

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support those pupils identified as being at a disadvantage compared to their peers. The funds should be used to support those pupils in accessing the resources they need to play a full part in the life of the school as well as narrowing the nationally recognised attainment gap between this group and their peers.

The nationally set funding for Pupil Premium students for 2020/2021 is shown below

  • Children eligible for Free School Meals in the past 6 years - £955
  • Looked after children and those adopted from care - £2345
  • Service children - £310

We encourage parents to register their child for Free School Meals as the school will then receive additional funds to support this specific group of students. If you think your child may be eligible for Free School Meals, then please consult the following website for advice and complete the application form,

https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/free-school-meals

Once completed, please return the form to the Free School Meals team, whose address can be found at the bottom of the application form.

It is up to schools themselves to decide how to spend their Pupil Premium funds.

2019-2020

Hurstmere School received £134,135 in Pupil Premium funding last academic year. The money was used in the following ways to support disadvantaged students.

  • Educational resources
  • Accelerated Reader scheme                                              
  • Educational trip support                                                                       
  • Targeted intervention and 1 to 1 support                                     
  • Music tuition
  • CPD for staff on supporting PP students                                       
  • Online tuition (1 to 1 and small group)
  • Extra-Curricular trip support               
  • Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award                                                                    
  • Access to GCSE resources and revision materials including revision guides
  • Providing alternative provision
  • Maximise Your Potential workshop                                                
  • Individual support and monitoring
  • Charlton Athletic mentoring programme                                      
  • Peer mentoring
  • PASS surveys
  • School Counsellor
  • School Nurse

Impact of Pupil Premium funding 2019-2020

Attainment outcomes

Measure

Disadvantaged students 2017-2018

Disadvantaged  students

2018-2019

Disadvantaged  students

2019-2020

Non-disadvantaged

2017-2018

Non-disadvantaged

2018-2019

Non-disadvantaged

2019-2020

% achieving 9-4 in English & Maths

45%

63.2%

57.1%

74.3%

73.3%

72.2%

% achieving 9-5 in English & Maths

20%

31.6%

52.4%

49.7%

47.8%

46.7%

% achieving expected progress in English year 7.

50%

54%

N/A*

57.2%

65%

N/A*

Year 11 Progress 8 score average

-1.39

-1.12

-0.35

-0.23

-0.22

0.08

Year 11 Attainment 8 score average

31.78

40.28

42.26

45.68

46.29

49.45

*Data for 2019-2020 Year 7 English progress is unavailable due to the national lockdown and school closures to all but vulnerable and keyworker children that took place from March 23rd 2020.

Attendance outcomes

Year

Overall attendance % (Whole School)

Attendance of disadvantaged pupils %

Attendance of CLA %

2017-2018

95.27%

93.3%

89.6%

2018-2019

95.21%

93.3%

96.86%

2019-2020

95.09%

90.37%

98.59%

Potential barriers to learning

  • Lower rates of attendance
  • Lower rates of attainment upon entry to the school
  • Lack of access to resources, equipment and educational opportunities
  • Low self-esteem and motivation

Pupil premium funding 2020-2021

This academic year there are 127* PP students in the school

Year group

No of PP students

7

20*

8

29

9

30

10

22

11

26

*This number is subject to change as, at present, we do not have the full data for the current Year 7.

 

The current strategy document for 2020/2021 can be seen by clicking the link below. The next Pupil Premium Strategy Review Meeting will take place in September 2021.

Downloads

Pupil Premium Date  
Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-2021 17th Nov 2020 Download