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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to schools in order to help close the attainment gap that exists between disadvantaged students and their peers. 

A student is considered ‘disadvantaged’ and is entitled to the Pupil Premium funding if they meet any of the criteria below:

• are currently entitled to Free School Meals

• have previously been eligible, whether claiming or not, to Free School Meals over the last six years

• are students who have parents serving in the Armed Forces

• are students who are currently ‘looked after’ by the Local Authority

Blessed William Howard Catholic High School is committed to ensuring that any funding received for these students has a clear and positive impact on raising the achievement of disadvantaged students whilst offering good value for money for our students. 

Strategies introduced have included:

  •  Introduction of LIT Programme from Hackney Learning Trust
  •  Use of ‘High Five’ programme with targeted group of students to improve performance in GCSE English
  • Easter revision classes
  •  ICT provision to bridge the technological divide to allow full access to a developing technological curriculum delivery.


  •  Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) to promote reading for pleasure, a key component for improving the vocabulary and learning of students.


  • Mentoring and inclusion support.
  • Enrichment activities including extra-curricular clubs and IMPACT days held once a term.



 How will the effectiveness of the Pupil Premium be measured?

 We will seek to evaluate the effectiveness of Pupil Premium funding through a combination of the following measures:

 •  progress in assessment and qualifications from previous starting points at both individual and cohort levels;

 •attainment in assessment and qualifications compared with national benchmarks;

 • attendance figures

 • Go4Schools behaviour points

 • individual student case studies.

Blessed William Howard Catholic High School is committed to reporting allocation, expenditure and impact of the Pupil Premium and documents relating to allocation, spending and impact for the last few years can be found below. 

PDF icon  Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017

Word icon  PP Y7 Lit & Num Catch Up

PDF icon Pupil Premium Plan 2017-18

PDF icon  Pupil Premium Report 2015 - 2016

Word icon Pupil Premium Report 2013-2014

Word icon Pupil Premium Report 2012-2013