How we use Pupil Premium money
Pupil Premium is additional money that the government gives to schools to support disadvantaged students.
The Department for Education website explains more about pupil premium funding.
Like all schools, Ridgeway High School is free to spend pupil premium money as we think best. We are required to show how we use the additional funding to support students from low-income families.
Our strategy for pupil premium spending was developed in association with Edge Hill University. It has been focused on:
- More opportunities for educational activities, such as intervention
- Better education by further improving teaching and learning
- More extra-curricular and enrichment activities to deliver our vision of an ‘all-ability grammar school’.
In particular, we have spent money on:
- Small-group literacy and numeracy intervention
- Additional mentoring for students
- Alternative curriculum pathways to meet the needs of individual students
- Supporting enrichment
Around 60% of Ridgeway High School students qualify for pupil premium spending.
Reporting of pupil premium
- We keep a record of what we spend on each individual student so that pupil premium is spent fairly
- We report the progress of disadvantaged children to governors three times a year so that we can assess the impact our strategy is having
- We place an outline of the provision, cost and impact on the website
Please click on the following links for:
- Pupil Premium results 2017
- Pupil Premium Impact Summary 2017
- Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017-2018
- Useful information from the Educational Endowment Foundation about the impact of different strategies for raising standards
- A statement about how we prioritise our Pupil Premium spending