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Pupil Premium 

    • • Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.


    • • The Government decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium from 2012-13 will be extended to pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years.


    • • Research showed that, as a group, children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM.


    • • Local authorities are responsible for looked after children in care and will make payments to schools and academies where an eligible looked after child is on roll.


    • • At Chase High, we have a gap of 16.9% which we are actively trying to close through a range of strategies to enhance students' learning and progress. 


Pupil Premium Funding

  • • The amount of Pupil Premium funding 2016/17 is £935 for FSM and ever6 Pupil Premium students.
  • • Students who have been looked after (LAC) continuously for more than six months are entitled to £1500.


Pupil Premium Budget 

  • • In the financial year 2016/17 the Pupil Premium grant to Chase high was £453,313.58.   

The table below shows the strategies that we are using at Chase High to help close the attainment gap and the overall impact we are having from spending Pupil Premium funding. 

Strategy  Impact

We employ extra staffing to ensure that class sizes remain at an average of 24 so that students are able to have more support during lessons. 

At Chase High we invest in having a strong pastoral system from Years 7 to 11. We provide extra support for students through the Heads of Year and Year Administrators. 

Students that require extra support are able to gain access to tutors for Maths and English 1-2-1 tuition. This ensures that students are able to achieve their full potential. 

We have access to our own school councillors onsite and students are able to meet with the Councillor if they require extra emotional support. 

Chase High have appointed a coordinator who oversees the Pupil Premium programme and ensures that the money is being spent fairly, effectively and allows parents to have a point of contact at the school. 

Student Tutoring

121 and small group tuition

Post 16 students have been carefully selected to become 1-2-1 tutors in Maths and English. This is a new scheme that we are trailing to see if this makes an impact on student progress. 

School Equipment

Revision guides, school uniform, food technology ingredients, stationary

Pupil Premium students have the opportunity to access extra support materials, equipment and uniform to further enhance their understanding of the curriculum.   

We ensure students have access to ingredients for food technology lessons so that they are able to participate fully.

We have introduced stationery packs for students at the beginning of the academic year to ensure that students are equipped and ready to learn for lessons. 

Year 11 students have been issued with Maths, English and Science revision guides that students work on as part of their tutor programme. Students will have the opportunity take these revision guides home later in the year to ensure that they are exam ready. 

Year 11 students have also been issued with scientific calculators through an in-school borrowing scheme. Students use these for exams, exam revision, home learning, and during lesson time. 

All students in school are able to have access to the GCSEPOD, which can be accessed from any electronic devise. The GCSEPOD has published short videos that are directly related to various exam boards. Students of any year group are able to watch and download the videos which will assist them with exam revision.
 Home Learning

Home learning booklets are published for all subject in every year group each half term. Home learning is an opportunity for students to extend their learning and to prepare for upcoming lessons. From completing home learning students build confidence with the lesson content and extend their knowledge.  

Extra-Curricular Activities

Music Tuition and Trips

Students have access to a wide range of extracurricular activities. We provide students the opportunity to attend school trips and to experience new things. The Extra-Curricular activities are aimed at enhancing learning and making progress within school. 

Each year, Year 11 students are given the opportunity to attend a 3 day motivational event. This provides students the opportunity to gain confidence in themselves and to focus on areas for revision ready for their GCSE exams.


Exam testing, classroom equipment for specific students

Students are closely monitored by the school SENCO and then key areas for development are identified.  This allows the Pupil Premium budget to be spent with specific student needs in mind.  Classroom equipment and exam testing allows students to be able to access the curriculum in such a way that helps them to close the gap with their peers.  


Laptops and USBs

Students are able to access the curriculum at home and complete class assignments on the computer.  Technology is an integral part of modern society and it is crucial that students have the opportunity to be able to develop these skills.  

Free School Meals and Lunches

At Chase High School all students who are eligible for FSM can receive a breakfast and lunch every day. The canteen opens from 7.50 am to 8.20 am in the morning. This allows students to have access to a balanced diet and to enable to be more focused in lessons. 

  • Please note that schools are free to spend this money in in any way that they feel will improve student progress within school. 


The graph on the following link shows the predicted breakdown of Pupil Premium spending in 2016/2017.

Pupil Premium predicted spending 2016/2017 

The table below illustrates Chase High School's previous spending: 

  2014/2015 2015/2016
Social Spend £34,415  £36,000 £19,004
Maths and English Tuition  £147,028  £150,000 £160,000
Staffing (Intervention)  £220,303  £227,600 254,309.58
Academic Resources   £39,021  £34,000 £20,000
Total  £440,767 £447,600  453,313.58


Outcomes for Pupils in Receipt of the Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium results against all other results