Pupil Premium

Statutory Information for Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional funding provided by the Department for Education to enhance the education of most socio-economically deprived (namely those students entitled to Free School Meals, ‘Ever 6’ students, and Looked After Children).

Since the inception of the Pupil Premium Grant, the school has strived to ensure that disadvantaged students are able to access all the benefits of attending Moulsham High School as less disadvantaged students.

After a disappointing ‘blip’ year in 2014/15, the school quickly identified the need to raise the profile of the Pupil Premium Grant, and initially appointed a member of the executive team with a focus on progress for students eligible for the grant. Latterly, this role has been elevated to a member of the Senior Leadership Team, illustrating the seriousness with which the progress and attainment of disadvantaged students is taken at the school.

This approach has reaped great rewards over the past two years, with Pupil Premium value added and Progress 8 scores both being impressively high. The 2016/17 action plan addresses the few remaining weaker areas, and looks to continue to strengthen the successful ones.

The impact in educational attainment arising from expenditure of the previous financial year’s Pupil Premium is evident, with improvements in reading, writing and attendance favourable with national benchmarking. To achieve these outcomes the school has in place rigorous monitoring and support systems.

For a full evaluation of how the funding is spent, including for 2015-16 and the impact of our actions please see the attached document - Pupil Premium 2015-16.