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 2016 to 2017

In the 2016 to 2017 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

Year 7 Catch Up Premium Grant 2016-17

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 2016 to 2017 allocated funding to schools was on the basis that they receive the same overall amount of year 7 catch-up premium funding they received in 2015 to 2016, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their year 7 cohort between the October 2015 and the October 2016 school censuses

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

In 2016-17 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. Chromebooks in mathematics to support interactive learning
  6. 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 2015-2016 our Year 11 student cohort achieved 78.9% 5A*- C GCSEs.

At Tring School those students who are designated as Pupil Premium students represent 12% (28 students) of our Year 11 students. 71.4% of Pupil Premium students make 3 levels of progress in English and of that 25% make 4 levels of progress.


 SchoolNationalPP StudentsNational PP Students
5 or more A*-C @ GCSE79.67%68.80%63.90% (+0.3%)
5 or more A*-C @ GCSE inc. Eng & Maths75.10%61.10% (+11.1%)
3 Levels of progress in English82.95%61.70%79.41% (+20.31%)
3 Levels of progress in Maths80.73%62.40%64.71% (+5.61%)


 SchoolNationalPP StudentsNational PP Students
5 or more A*-C @ GCSE75.11%60.87%
5 or more A*-C @ GCSE inc. Eng & Maths66.52%56.52%
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 & Maths71.6%39.3%
3 Levels of progress in English87%71.4%
3 Levels of progress in Maths72.4%42.9%

Areas for development 2016 – 2017

  • 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
  • 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