Pupil Premium

At The Chiltern School we are dedicated to improving outcomes for all pupils regardless of socio-economic background or level of need.

Our aim is for every pupil to have equal opportunities and access to outstanding Teaching and Learning. The pupil is at the heart of what we offer and a priority is the emotional and social well -being of all our pupils.

Pupil Premium Funding 2017

Since April 2011, central government has allocated funding to schools called ‘Pupil Premium’ (PP). 

The funding has been introduced to help close the gap in attainment and improve the quality of teaching and learning for vulnerable groups of children. 

For this academic year (2017-2018) Pupil Premium has been set at £935 Secondary pupils and £1,320 for Primary pupils.

An additional premium has been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces (£300 per pupil 2015-2016). 

Looked After Pupils (now referred to as pupils in receipt of Child Arrangement Orders or CAO) receive an additional £1,900 although the Local Authority in which the pupil resides maintains their fund and allocates the funds according to their own arrangements.

For details see relevant local authority guidelines.

We also receive Year 7 Catch-Up funding at £500 for all Year 7 pupils achieving below Level 4.

Current Interventions
  • For eligible pupils the PPG has been used to support Residential trips and educational day visits, and enrichment activities leading to an increase in confidence and self- esteem along with better social interactions.
  • We have also invested in a number of large resources for pupils with more complex needs, such as interactive wall panels, bubble tubes and fibre optics with switches, to promote engagement within the classroom and have developed interactive story sacks for pupils to take home to enable extended access to specialised resources which may be difficult to source otherwise.
  • PPG has paid for a trained therapist to come into school and provide 1:1 pupil support. Evidence of individual pupil progress is collected, evaluated and monitored throughout the academic year enabling staff to present information to parents/ families and to the school governors about pupil progress and effective spending of PPG on an on-going basis, as well as with analysis of progress towards the targets set on an annual basis
  • Training for staff to deliver specific interventions or on strategies to support individual/groups of learners
  • Sensory resources for learners with complex needs
  • Specific requests for individual or groups of pupils
  • Resources to support the delivery of our new curriculum.

For further explanation about these interventions and the impact they have had, please download the Impact Statement below.

If you require any more information in relation to the Pupil Premium, eligibility of your child for Pupil Premium or its use at The Chiltern School please do not hesitate to contact either Claire Dawes (Head of Personalised Learning) or Sue Nicholls (Deputy Head Teacher) who will be happy to answer any questions about Pupil Premium funding.

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