Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium (PP) is additional funding for schools to address underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), and looked after children (LAC) and their peers, by ensuring that the funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the children who most need it. PP funding was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). In 2018-19 the allocation of funding has a value of £935 per eligible student in secondary education. There is also a smaller provision of £300 made for those students who have a parent in the armed services. For those that are in the care of the Local Authority (LAC), the Virtual Head for the LA will allocate PP funds to the College. Midhurst Rother College has 130 PP students for the academic year 2018-19 in Years 7 - 11. This is broken down as follows:

 Year Group  Total
 7  29
 8  23
 9  28
 10  20
 11  30
 Overall Total  130

Strategies for narrowing the gap – a brief overview

Midhurst Rother College is a United Learning sponsored academy with a comprehensive intake. 130 students of the College population (940 in years 7-11) are currently PP. No single intervention provides a complete solution to the complex educational issues in any school and it is therefore a multi-faceted approach that we feel offers the best opportunity for students to succeed. The key to narrowing the gap between the highest and lowest achieving students is through careful and thorough monitoring/tracking of student attainment and progress. At Midhurst Rother College this is done via fortnightly progress meetings involving Directors of Science, English and Maths and relevant Senior Leaders and through regular data collections covering academic achievement. This tracking can then inform effective interventions. Interventions come in a variety of forms but must be specific to the needs of the students/group of students and not simply generic strategies. All Yr11 pupil premium students, as well as some younger PP students are assigned a mentor, who meets with the student weekly. The mentor can get to know the child well, then support and motivate them via one-to-one meetings and liaison with parents or carers. We also know that for any student to succeed, attendance is critical. Improving and maintaining the attendance of PP students is a fundamental part of improving progress and outcomes for PP students at Midhurst Rother College.


 Funding Stream 2017-18  Amount (£)
 Pupil Premium Allocation  140,360

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