Pupil Premium and Y7 Catch-up Premium

Academic Year 2018-19

Overview of the school

Total number of students on roll at September 2018 is 1695

Impact of Pupil Premium Spending 2017-2018

Increased proportion of students achieving Grade 4 or higher in GCSE English and Maths to 65% which is significantly above national averages and the gap has closed significantly. We strive to close the gap completely and will continue to have this area as a school focus until this happens. The gap has decreased every year since 2016 and in 2018 was at 14%.

There are 0% of Pupil Premium students who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), the national average for all pupils is around 10% annually, this means that 100% of our Pupil Premium students have progressed into further Education, Employment or Training.
53% of our Pupil Premium students achieved strong Grade 5 or higher passes in English and Maths, which we expect to be significantly higher than nationally.

There are many fewer exclusions of pupil premium students than nationally across all of the categories.
We want quality first teaching for Pupil Premium students in Years 7-13 to help them make better progress towards examination success. We also offer a bespoke intervention and study programme for each student in receipt of the Pupil Premium.

Pupil premium Grant (PPG)

The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding given to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

Secondary schools receive £935 for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (Ever6).
Total amount of PPG received is £240,295.
Number of students benefitting from PPG is 257

Year 7 Catch-up Premium (CP)

The Year 7 Catch-up Premium provides an additional £500 for each year 7 pupil who did not achieve the expected standard in
Reading and/or Maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

Total amount of CP received £11,000

Number of students benefitting from CP is 22

Objectives in Spending PPG

  • To narrow the gap in terms of attainment for students eligible for PPG or CPG
  • To increase the rates of progress for students eligible for PPG or CPG.

At Canon Slade, we strive to improve the progress and attainment of all our pupils and believe in
treating all pupils inclusively. We use PPG and CP for the benefit of the pupils for whom we receive the funding. The grant has been used to either expand existing initiatives or to fund new strategies to provide support, intervention and enrichment activities for pupil premium children.

We prioritise:

Free School Meal (FSM) and looked after children (LAC) and other vulnerable pupils who are underachieving or at risk of underachieving at KS4 and KS3


  • Additional teaching staff were appointed in English & Maths to reduce teacher: pupil ratio for pupil premium children.
  • Additional learning support staff were appointed to support learning across the curriculum for pupil premium children.
  • Additional intervention teaching in English and Maths for pupil premium children.
  • Purchase of technical equipment and revision guides for pupil premium children.
  • Equipment and IT resources such as laptops and printers for pupil premium children.
  • Kindles provided for pupil premium children to read more in the library.
  • E-learning packages as revisions aids for pupil premium children.
  • External group workshops and small group activities for pupil premium children.


  • Mentoring pupils to help with study skills and time management.
  • Employing a professional counsellor.
  • Pupil Premium coordinator appointed.
  • Pastoral assistants appointed to support pupils both academically and pastorally.
  • Development of a learning support centre for pupil premium children.

Professional Support

  • Educational Psychologist for pupil premium children.
  • Academic mentors in English, Maths and Science for pupil premium children.
  • Learning support mentor primarily in literacy and study skills for pupil premium children.
  • Careers guidance for pupil premium children.
  • Reading intervention for pupil premium children.

Additional needs and enrichment

  • Transport to and from intervention activities for pupil premium children.
  • Transport to and from school to improve attendance and punctuality.
  • Home visits, uniform laundry and free breakfasts provided for individual for pupil premium pupils.
  • Uniform items purchased for pupil premium children.
  • School visits and enrichment activities funded for pupil premium children.
  • Music tuition including peripatetic music lessons and singing lessons for pupil premium children.
  • Summer school for Year 7 transition for pupil premium children.