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Pupil Premium

Impact of Pupil Premium spending 2015/16

(A more comprehensive evaluation is available within the menu to the right)


Year 11 progress and attainment improved (KS2 average point score of 25.6 for disadvantaged students):

Progress 8 and its elements for disadvantaged students

The 2016 actual progress 8 data is not that shown within the unvalidated Raise


2016 actual

(2015 method)

2015 actual


(2015 method)

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The gap between the progress made by St Peter’s School Disadvantaged and national other students is closing faster than the gap between St Peter’s School and national other students as shown by the tables below.





Attendance this academic year has improved to 93.8% (January 2017).  This is an increase of 1.5% compared to May 2016 when it was 92.3% against a local authority average of 91.5% (2015)


41% of students who have attended a school trip this academic year are disadvantaged (32% of the student population of St Peter’s School are disadvantaged) with 36% of students taking part in extra curricular activities being disadvantaged.

This leads to raised aspirations with 83% of the Year 13 (2016) disadvantaged students proceeding to university and 88% of the current Year 13 disadvantaged students applying for university against the national average of 21%.


This is a focus for the school with students making strong progress:


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Are being raised

  • Year 11 (2016) NEET is 1.7% (3% in 2015) (compared to 15% nationally for disadvantaged students
  • Year 13 83% of disadvantaged students progressed to university compared to 21% nationally (2015)
  • 88% of the current Year 13 cohort of disadvantaged students are considering applying to university


Parental engagement

Parents evening attendance (disadvantaged)

  • 81% Year 9 January 2017 - up 28% from 2016
  • 78% Year 11 November 2016 - up 10% from 2016


Purpose and Funding

The Pupil Premium is additional funding which is located to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).  The pupil premium is aimed to addressing the current underlying inequalities which exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent peers. The Pupil Premium also provides funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and for children of service personnel.

The DFE has given us the freedom to use Pupil Premium as we see it fit, based upon our knowledge of our students’ needs. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However we are accountable for the use of this additional funding.

St Peter's School Ethos

At St Peter's School we fully support the thinking behind the Pupil Premium and believe that the best way for disadvantaged pupils to catch up with their peers is through our key principles: Achievement for all students, to continue to set high expectations, a strong ethos of achievement, high quality teaching, high quality interventions and a culture and ethos where learning flourishes and every student matters.  When a positive climate for learning is created along with targeted support, then the progress rates for Pupil Premium students accelerates as well as those students who are not PP but identified as in need of support to accelerate their learning.

Our aim is that the Pupil Premium Funding is used to ensure that all students have EQUAL opportunity to reach their full potential, achieve well and develop resilience. We aim to develop every student holistically (socially, culturally, psychologically) to establish a community that is just and fair for all.


Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Please use the link below to see if your child qualifies and how to apply:

The application form is easy to complete, but we can help you with this at school if you would like further assistance.



  • Post 16 Results Press Release August 2017

    As the headteacher of St Peter’s School, I am proud of our students’ achievements who, supported by their parents and guided by our staff, have achieved the highest possible grade across a broad range of subjects.  This year students have continued to demonstrate both their academic and personal development through attaining the grades necessary to secure places at prestigious universities such as Durham, Birmingham, Loughborough, York and Nottingham.

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