Paulet High School & 6th Form College

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We have some great after school activities planned this term. Our new running club starts tomorrow as well as table tennis and badminton!
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 16:00

Pupil Premium


At Paulet High School we have high aspirations and ambitions for our students and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that being labelled as ‘disadvantaged’ is not the predominant factor in determining student achievement and progress. We believe that quality first teaching should foster a passion and thirst for knowledge and student dedication and commitment to learning is what makes the difference between success and failure. At Paulet we are determined to ensure that our students are given every chance to realise their full potential.

2016/17 Pupil Premium Allocation - £172,040

Barriers to achievement 

The main barriers to educational achievement faced by pupil premium students at Paulet High School

  1. Attendance to school – Attendance of our Pupil Premium students remains below the national expected attendance target of 96%. Though in-school gaps between attendance of pupil premium students and their peers have reduced significantly in the past three years, as a cohort attendance still remains a whole school priority and is part of our relentless drive to ensure that our pupil premium students are able to experience the full curriculum and achieve to their full potential. Strand B of the Pupil Premium Strategy
  2. Reading Ages – Data indicates that significant sections of our Pupil Premium cohort have reading ages either below their chronological age or below a functional reading age which we have set as a reading age below 10 years. A significant proportion of our whole school approach to raising the attainment of our Pupil Premium cohort is the drive to raise the profile of reading for pleasure and reading comprehension. This is coupled with our whole school oracy drive ‘if you can say it correctly you can write it correctly’. Strand C of the Pupil Premium Strategy
  3. Aspirations – Tackling some engrained low aspirations for sections of our Pupil Premium cohort both in relation to student aspiration and the aspiration of their parents/carers. Broadening our student’s horizons both in the world of work and further study to ensure our cohort have clear and realistic future goals. Strand B of the Pupil Premium Strategy
  4. Metacognition and resilience – There is clear parity for a proportion of our Pupil Premium students between their emotional resilience and their success educationally.  A proportion of our Pupil Premium strategy is focused upon the emotional, social and mental wellbeing of key students to ensure that they are able to embrace opportunities to learn. This includes removing barriers which they may face in their home life to be aware of their own thought process and strategies to achieve. Strand A, B and C of the Pupil Premium Strategy 


How we spend our Pupil Premium Grant

We have three main strands to our Pupil Premium planned spend to ensure that attainment / progress gaps continue to close between disadvantaged learners and their national peers at all key stages. This plan is based on high expectations and challenge for all our students whilst ensuring that we maximise the potential and experiences for our disadvantaged students.

Strand A – Teaching and Learning and Assessment

  • Ensuring through CPD, student voice and our coaching cycle that all learning opportunities at Paulet are typically good and often outstanding. With a relentless focus on personalised learning plans itemising effective differentiation and high expectations of our disadvantaged cohort to ensure that progress gaps continue to close
  • Continue to develop our assessment systems, including life without levels and diagnostic feedback to ensure that they are accurate and effective in empowering leaders at all levels to identify and act upon any gaps in attainment and progress for our disadvantaged learners
  • Embed curriculum changes at key stage 4 including the red pathway to ensure that our key stage 4 disadvantaged learners have maximum opportunities to master key skills and learning
  • Continue to develop our key stage three curriculum to meet the needs of all learners, specifically designed to close achievement gaps between disadvantaged students and their peers. Particularly focused on ensuring key stage three is challenging and builds upon the new key stage two curriculum

Strand B – Welfare, Attendance, Behaviour and Personal Development

  • Ensure the attendance of our disadvantaged cohort continues to improve rapidly towards national averages. Further closing the gaps between disadvantaged students and their peers
  • Further enhance our systems to ensure pastoral support is specific and impactful for meeting the social and emotional needs of our disadvantaged cohort
  • Further develop the aspirations or our disadvantaged students by providing additional aim higher and CEIAG opportunities open to them
  • Continuing to remove individualised barriers faced by many of our disadvantaged cohort through the personalised ‘Commit to Success ‘ voucher

Strand C – Raising Outcomes

  • Further ensure that rates of progress and attainment for our disadvantaged students at key stage 4 continue to rise leading to gaps between disadvantaged students to close further
  • Further ensure that gaps continue to close rapidly at key stage 3 with a specific focus on maths disadvantaged and low on entry students   
  • Further ensure that the reading ages of our Pupil Premium cohort across all key stages continues to raise both in relation to reading for pleasure and reading comprehension

The date for our review of pupil premium strategy is Jan 2017

Pupil Premium Premium Strategy - Allocated Funding 2016/17

The PPG to Governors Report 2015/16



2014/15 PP FUNDING £174,000

PPG Funding Grant Priorities 2014/15

  • Pupil Premium students achieve 3 levels of progress in line with National Standards in English and mathematics
  • Pupil premium students’ level of attendance are at least in line with non-pupil premium students and thus national standards
  • Pupil Premium students’ levels of inclusions/exclusions reduced in line with levels for non-pupil premium students
  • Pupil Premium students’ levels of literacy accelerated at Key Stage 3 allowing opportunity to access all the curriculum

Pupil Premium Grant 2014

Report to governors: For Academic Year 2014/2015


Pupil Premium Review

Paulet High School’s Ofsted inspection (17th -18th September 2014) required the school to undertake an independent review of our Pupil Premium spending. Our independent review was carried out on the 16th October 2014, by Liz Logie, Headteacher of Beaumont Leys School on behalf of LeTS Alliance at Rushey Mead School, Leicester. Outcomes of the review are itemised in the link below.

Pupil Premium Review


Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. If you have any concerns that a child has been harmed, is at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure, please contact our designated safeguarding lead Mrs. V. Deer (Deputy Head)

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