Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Information:

Educational research has identified a gap in achievement between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. As a result the Government now provides additional funding (a premium) to schools designed specifically to support these children and to ensure that students of all abilities have the same opportunities to learn.

Pupils eligible for the pupil premium include: pupils who are (or were) registered for free school meals (FSM) within the last six years; pupils who are or have been looked after by the local authority; children of service personnel.

Lytchett Minster had 290 pupils entitled to Pupil Premium funding in the academic year 2015-2016. For this period the school received a total of £220,540.  Further details can be found on the “grant expenditure” document.  Most of the funding was spent as follows:

  • Providing a tailored KS4 curriculum
  • Providing Literacy support
  • Providing one-to-one or small group support in English and Maths
  • Supporting individual parental requests

The aim of this funding is to “close the gap” between Pupil Premium funded children and those who are not funded. Whilst we monitor the progress of these pupils carefully it is clearly not possible to outline here the support each individual has received.  Systems are in place to support all pupils who need extra help, regardless of whether they are entitled to funding or not and Lytchett Minster is committed to closing any significant gaps in attainment between one group of students and the next.

Over recent years the gap in attainment between disadvantaged students and non-disadvantaged has been measured using the number of students achieving 5+A* to C grades including English and Maths.

Our 3 year trend using this measure is as follows:

FSM/PP gap

  • 2014    -19%
  • 2015    -20%
  • 2016    -18.6%

The national gap has remained around -27% during these three years.

For the academic year 2016 to 2017 Lytchett Minster has 300 pupils entitled to Pupil Premium funding in September. For further details please see the “Planned Allocation of Funds” document.