Pupil Premium 2017-2018


Pupil Premium/ Disadvantaged Students Statement 2017-18

The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools to help support certain students with the aim of closing the attainment gap between them and their peers.  The school constantly challenges its students so that they achieve the highest levels of attainment whatever their starting point.  The Pupil Premium is therefore a key resource for ensuring the realisation of this inclusive and aspirational ethos.


Those eligible are students who received free school meals in the last 6 years (FSM – Ever 6), are currently in receipt of FSM and children looked after (CLA).  These are referred to as Disadvantaged students.  Pupil Premium refers to the above groups plus service children. We recognise that not all students who are in need qualify for Pupil Premium.  We therefore reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any individual that the school has identified as being in need.


The Pupil Premium is used to support a range of measures employed by the school to address the discrepancy in the achievement of FSM/CLA and non FSM/CLA students.  The Sutton Trust has undertaken extensive research to investigate the cost and effectiveness of various intervention strategies to improve the achievement of disadvantaged students.  Its findings have been used, in part, informed our Pupil Premium provision.


We will monitor closely the impact of Pupil Premium funding on students.  Where possible, the impact on academic and pastoral outcomes will be evaluated in relation to spending, but for many activities, this is likely to be difficult due to their nature.


The Pupil Premium funding for 2017-18 is approx. £185,598, funding is based on the financial not the academic year.  The level allocated for FSM is £935 and £300 for service children.  The funding for CLA students is £1900.  We currently have 318 Pupil Premium students – 34% of the school population.  In Wiltshire, the average is 7% and nationally it is 15%.


We are allocating Pupil Premium to close the gaps in in 5 different areas:


·         Attendance and Punctuality

·         Home-Learning

·         Behaviour

·         Reading

·         Achievement


Please click on the following links for more detailed information:


Review of Devizes School Pupil Premium Plan 2016-2017

Devizes School Pupil Premium Plan 2017-2018





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