Pupil Premium

What is progress plus+?

Progress Plus + is Toot Hill's support package for government Pupil Premium funded children. The Pupil Premium funding grant received is used by the school to support students in raising their academic progress. The funding is allocated to schools for children up to Year 11, who have registered for Free School Meals in the last six years, are in care or have parents in the Armed Forces.

Click here to see if you are eligible for Progress Plus + and Free School Meals

How much Pupil Premium funding does Toot Hill School get?

For 2015-16 Toot Hill School was allocated £202,271 based on 14.8% registered for Ever 6, Free school meals, Looked after Children and Service Children.

Please contact the college team for more information on pupil premium support that can be offered to college students.

% of pupils eligible for FSM (awaiting 2015-16 raise online data)
2015 2014 2013 2012* 2011
School 13.7 13.6 14.1 12.3 5.0*
National 28.7 28.5 28.2 26.7 15.9*

*Eligibility for FSM changed from 2012 to ‘Ever 6’.

Toot Hill School falls on the border of the lowest and 4th quintile for receipt of Pupil Premium funding.

How is the money spent?

Our school has the freedom to spend the Premium in a way we think will best support the raising of attainment for our most vulnerable pupils. All our interventions are based on educational research taken from the Education Endowment Foundation.

We make sure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our students, regardless of social background of specific educational need. We recognise that many of our students do not require any special intervention, but may also benefit from extra support at specific times during their education.

At the moment some of the interventions throughout key stages 3 and 4 that are supported by Pupil Premium funding are:

  • 1:1 tuition for Maths and English
  • Personalised timetables
  • Reduced class sizes
  • Holiday school
  • Study support
  • In class learning mentors
  • Free revision resources

For full details of our funded interventions, please download the documents below:

How we have spent our PP funding in 2015-2016

PP strategy statement for 15/16 & planned expenditure 16/17

How will parents know it is working?

In the academic year 2015-16, 246 students were eligible for Pupil Premium funding including 36 year 11 students. This was spent predominantly on extra English, Maths and Science support, alongside additional afterschool interventions throughout the year. This resulted in 60% of our students achieving grades A*-C in English and Maths, 36% of Pupil Premium students were entered for EBACC with 24% achieving this. Both of these figures are significantly above national averages. Our P8 score of -0.04 for Pupil Premium students is again significantly above national average.

Toot Hill was recognised for excellent progress of Pupil Premium students in 2014: see the attached letter from the Minister of State for Schools.

Student who enter Toot Hill with a below average reading score are given intense tailored literacy intervention. In 2015-16, 28 Pupil Premium students received this intervention including 5 year 11 students. The average gain for the year 11 students was +13 in their standardised score.

The ‘Value Added’ to the achievement of Pupil Premium students at Toot Hill School, from Key Stage 2 – 4, is in line with the national average.

The blue line on the charts above indicates the national picture highlighting that Toot Hill School is achieving above average for Pupil Premium students. (Awaiting 2015-16 Raise Online data)

We track pupil progress every term and so we can quickly see if plans are working. Parents Evenings and Tutor Review Days are also opportunities to discuss your child’s progress but if you would like further information please do not hesitate to get in touch with your child’s tutor, Head of Year or Mrs C Morgan our Pupil Premium Co-ordinator

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