Pupil Premium

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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant 2021-22

Number of students on role October 2021: 1742
Number of students eligible for Pupil Premium October 2021: 132
Total amount of Pupil Premium for 2021-22 students: £128,690

Plan for use of Pupil Premium in 2021-22

  • Conduct a targeted and systematic 15 minute 1-2-1 academic mentoring session, on a term and a half basis (30 minutes a year for KS4; 15 minutes for KS3 with availability for drop-ins as/when required)
  • To be aware of and provide discrete, proactive, support on financial assistance for education-based school trips (via Form Tutor/Head of Year/Head of Subject)
  • To proactively liaise with and advise parents of Pupil Premium identified students on ‘grant requests’ for educational equipment for external school use (i.e. equipment for home-based use, which will support off school-site learning)
  • To liaise with teaching staff on the school purchase of additional study materials for Pupil Premium identified students (above items normally purchased for students to support curriculum learning)
  • Monitor progress and use tracking database of all 132 Pupil Premium identified students across Key Stage 3 and 4
  • Senior level analysis of progress of Pupil Premium students compared to year group and national benchmarks
  • Reporting termly to Governors on summary progress for all identified Pupil Premium students, via database tracking sheet 
  • Provide access to home learning online software
  • Provide additional English and Mathematics intervention at KS4 needed.

Impact of Expenditure on Educational Attainment

The pupil premium strategy continues to be successful at Beths Grammar School with no significant gap in progress rates between pupil premium students and non-pupil premium students.  The differences in progress for the 25 Pupil Premium students in Year 11 against the entire cohort is shown in the table below.  A positive difference indicates that pupil premium students are, in fact, doing slightly better than non-pupil premium students in most areas here at Beths Grammar.

Pupil Premium GCSE

Progress Measure

Difference in progress:

PP – non-PP


Overall progress in GCSE


Pupil Premium have slightly more progress than non-pupil premium students

Progress in English


Pupil Premium have more progress in English than non-pupil premium students

Progress in Mathematics


Pupil Premium have slightly more progress in Mathematics than non-pupil premium students

Progress in English Baccalaureate


Pupil Premium have slightly more progress in English Baccalaureate than non-pupil premium students

Progress in other subjects


Pupil Premium have slightly more progress in other subjects than non-pupil premium students.

Overall the strategy shows that, in terms of progress, pupil premium students enjoy as much progress here at Beths Grammar as non-pupil premium students.  This shows that the strategy and support for pupil premium students is highly effective.

16–19 Tuition Fund 2021-22 

This is a grant made available for schools to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus. It was used to provide additional subject based group tuition for students identified as being from economically deprived areas. 

Next review date:  December 2023