Pupil Premium is government funding to help children from low income families, service families and children who have been in care for more than six months at any point in their lives. The funding will help to give them the same chances of doing well as their friends and classmates.
Holbrook, and all the schools in the UK, are judged on how we spend that money and whether this helps our students who are supported by Pupil Premium funding to achieve as well as their friends and classmates. In the academic year 2015-2016, Holbrook Academy received £68,707 in Pupil Premium funding.
We spend the funds on activities, support and initiatives unique to each child. Some will need extra help in the classroom others may just enjoy access to new enriching opportunities which boost their confidence, creative abilities and challenge them to do their best.
Please do let us know if you are a family on low income, if your child has ever been in care for six months or longer, or if you are a military service family. The children are never identified in classrooms or stigmatised in anyway so you can be confident we will be able to use the funding sensitively to help your child achieve their best.
Impact of the spending at Holbrook
Since 2012-2013, Holbrook has narrowed the historic attainment gap between students that are eligible for Pupil Premium funding and those that are not. The gap between PP students and non-PP students for 5 A*-C grades at GCSE was 46.9% that year. In 2015-16 the gap was reduced to 26.06%.
You can see below how many students are supported by Pupil Premium (January 2017):
Holbrook Academy Context (as at January 2017)