Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.  Pupil premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2016/17

Funding for 2017 to 2018

In the 2017 to 2018 financial year, we will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

To find out if you are eligible for free school meals please apply at www.hertsdirect.org/freeschoolmeals

  • £935 for secondary-aged pupils

We will also receive £1,900 for each looked-after pupil who:

  • has been looked after for 1 day or more
  • was adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under:
  • a special guardianship order
  • a residence order
  • Identifying disadvantaged pupils

The Government use eligibility for free school meals as the main measure of deprivation at pupil level.

In total we will receive £161,000 for this academic year

How we spent the Money

In 2015-16 we received £161,306. Below is a breakdown of how we used the money:

Intervention Teaching£48,050
1: 1 tuition/tuition support£20,000
Student & Teacher resources by department£7,500
Tuition, Construction Course, Martial Arts£8,440
Homework club/Lunch Lounge£9,950
Breakfast Club£4,930
Trip Assistance£5,200
Summer School£7,000
Rewards and teaching resources£7,481
Uniform assistance/Travel assistance£2,784
IT equipment£10,625
Student resources£7,141

Please note: 2016/17 expenditure will be published October 2017

Year 7 Catch Up Premium Grant 2017-18

The Department for education has previously allocated £500 per pupil for the number of year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least a level 4 in reading and/or mathematics at Key Stage 2.  This is based on Key Stage 2 data and the autumn school census.  In 2017 to 2018 allocated funding to schools will be based on what they receive for catch-up premium funding in 2016 to 2017, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their year 7 cohort between the October 2016 and the October 2017 school censuses.

In 2016-17 the allocation of funds for this purpose to Tring School was £14,500.

In 2017-18 these monies are being used to fund:

  1. Small group interventions
  2. 1:1 support and intervention with literacy and numeracy throughout the curriculum
  3. The purchase of texts and resources for small, specifically focused classes in English and Mathematics (extra time given across the curriculum)
  4. 1:1 reading mentors
  5. Lexia Programme for students to use in English


The funding does support students throughout the whole school – however, the impact of this funding is demonstrated by our excellent results at GCSE and the data evidences the outcomes for our students exceed national and local outcomes.  In 2016-2017 our Year 11 student cohort achieved 77% (9 – 4 grades) 5A*- C GCSEs.

At Tring School those students who are designated as Pupil Premium students represent 12% (29 students) of our Year 11 students.    79.3% achieved grade 4+ in English and 58.6% achieved grade 4+ in Mathematics.

There are 38 students in Year7 [2016-17] that receive Catch up Funding and the impacts in terms of literacy and numeracy are closely tracked in terms of diminishing the differences on a half termly basis to show progression made by students.  For literacy mean average of groups  = 63% of students now working at L5+ skills, 90% working at L4+ skills [Summer 2017].  68% of  students achieved 80+ in word recognition, 97% students achieved 60%+ word recognition.
For maths there were two groups of students receiving interventions – over 80% of the students have shown progress in their basic numeracy skills.



 SchoolNationalPP StudentsNational PP Students
5 or more A*-C @ GCSE75.11%60.87%
5 or more A*-C @ GCSE inc. Eng & Maths68%55.80%70%
3 Levels of progress in English78.33%68.18%
3 Levels of progress in Maths73.01%63.64%


 SchoolNationalPP StudentsNational PP Students
5 or more A*-C @ GCSE78.9%46.4%
5 or more A*-C @ GCSE inc. Eng & Maths70%59.30%33%
3 Levels of progress in English87%71.4%
3 Levels of progress in Maths72.4%42.9%


 SchoolNationalPP StudentsNational PP Students
5 or more A*-C @ GCSE inc. Eng & Maths78.20%55.20%
Grade 4+ English92%79.30%
Grade 5+ English74.40%44.80%
Grade 4+ Mathematics81%58.60%
Grade 5+ Mathematics60.30%27.60%

Areas for development 2017 – 2018

  • Intervention teaching – continue KS3 focus but ensure PP students are the very highest priority
  • Middle ability boys – exploring different ways of improving outcomes for these students
  • Peer mentoring and tutoring – to improve outcomes for students
  • Basic equipment/Uniform – ensuring every PP student can access the basics needed for school
  • Rewards – encouraging students to achieve in lessons and in their school life (including attendance)
  • 1:1 & small group tutoring – mainly at KS4 readying students for examinations (My Tutor – online tutoring)
  • Attendance – greater monitoring and faster interventions to combat poor attendance.

Pupil Premium Letter to Parents Sept 2016

Year 7 & 8 Interventions/Pupil Premium Coordinator – Miss F Mitchell
Year 9 & 10 Interventions/Pupil Premium Coordinator – Mrs L Toovey