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The Pupil Premium is a sum of money which the academy receives for every student who is currently in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) or who has been in receipt of FSM over the past 6 years (Ever 6 FSM).  Pupil Premium also covers those who are in the care of the Local Authority and those students of service personnel.

The government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional funding to the main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between students eligible for FSM and their peers.  In making provision for socially disadvantaged students, we recognise that not all children who receive FSM will be socially disadvantaged.  We also recognise that not all children who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for FSM.  The Academy therefore allocates the Pupil Premium funding to support any student or group of students we have identified as being socially disadvantaged.

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure for 17 /18

Secondary School Allocation Report

Record of PPG spending by item/project 2017/18 for GNSA Secondary




After School Programmes


Breakfast Club provision


Breakfast club is subsidised for PPM students in order to help punctuality and that they have a good start to the day.


Allow them to have a good start to the day so that they can focus on their education.



Early Intervention


LSA Support

Additional staff have been appointed to support those pupil premium students with after school catch-up lessons and homework support

Improvement in reading of vulnerable youngsters where data shows from tests that this has had a positive impact.

Reading Ages from tests, CATS and KS2 data used to improve identification process and provide targeted intervention.




Therapist Support External Specialist support for therapist who specialises in counselling / mental health to support those students £25,000

Individualised Instruction


Mentoring Programme

Improve literacy skills.

Raised attainment

Shadow mentoring programme with staff members

All pupil premium students in Year 11 are being mentored by a member of SLT. Each SLT mentor has 3 students who they meet with every Tuesday morning. Students are guided on their academic performance and key issues such as attendance and behavior are also addressed.



Parent Involvement

Years 10 and 11 Progress Evenings with interventions for parental support

Academy Tracking

Parents Evening



Raise attainment of students in KS3 and KS4 through introduction of programmes for parental involvement through the tracking and parents evening sessions.



Results achieved at the end of KS4 with parental support.

Parents already responding to these very well as they are being kept informed.




Trips subsidies and provision of extra-curricular opportunities



Ensure all students make the most of trips and residential.

To support those ppm students who cannot afford educational essential trips ie Wicked, Duke of Edinburgh, Home Office, West Thames College



6 students from Year 10 who are pupil premium have been selected to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh programme. This programme allows students to develop key skills in teamwork, leadership and communication. Students have a final assessment which involves overnight camping.

Premium students from every KS3 English class were nominated to attend a rewards trip to see the musical Wicked. Students were selected based their attitude and attainment in English. Many of the students were able to experience a West End musical for the first time.




areers advice and guidance

1:1 Advice and guidance using independent career specialist and workshops run (CV writing, interview techniques) in order to prepare students for their future.

Set up a program of careers meeting for Pupil Premium students in Years 8 -12. Assemblies to look at different routes through careers. Work in partnership with universities and colleges for students.


Students are now more prepared and have a better idea in their chosen profession and future careers.



Raising standards for all by using personalised programmes of intervention

All Year 11 pupil premium students are taking part in the exam buster’s workshop which is provided by a company called Positively Mad. The workshop is highly interactive and is designed to improve memory skills, increase self-confidence, understand the importance of reflective practices and regular review, and to prepare for exams.


Improve standards of all students at all levels where these workshops develop soft skills and confidence in preparation for exams.





Music lessons

16 students have taken the offer of Piano lessons in KS3. This is a joint partnership with Hillingdon Music service who are able to offer one to one lessons for pupil premium students.


Pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds were disproportionately involved in whole-school music events and those PPM students are making much better progress and engagement with the subject.



Revision Guides

Resources to support homework and revision

Revision sessions for Year 11 students with priority places for PP students

Support those students to achieve better progress in Maths, English





Booster Classes across ICT, English, Mathematics, Punjabi, RE, Science

Additional staffing and support during examinations season to support those PPM students

Subject specialists in English to support those students


The funding has been used for targeted revision classes and extra help with Controlled Assessments especially in ICT.


Additional Mathematics, RE, Science lessons with external subject specialists.


English Specialist (David Bevan) has run various weekend classes to support and prepare students for upcoming assessments.



Those students have a better chance at achieving academic results.


Controlled assessments have been completed with the additional support.


Better quality learning with specialist with positive outcomes.