Pupil Premium 2016-17

What is it?

The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals at any point in the last 6 years.

Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months, and children of service personnel.

Why has it been introduced?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium.

For the academic year 2016 – 2017 we have been allocated £201,025.00


During the school year the Rainford Strategy for Pupil Premium is applied in three waves:

Enabling Wave

The Enabling Wave of support for Disadvantaged students is based on ensuring they can access and take part in school life. These strategies are personalised to each student but can include the following general actions:

  • Support for equipment and materials to attend school
  • Support with any transportation issues
  • Access to the internet and technology to support learning both within and beyond the school environment
  • Support to raise levels of Literacy and Numeracy with one to one and small group teaching and support where appropriate
  • Staff fully briefed on student’s needs and issues that could prove to be barriers to progress
  • Additional support to access extra curriculum activities to provide a full educational offer

All disadvantaged students are targeted by Learning Leaders to ensure their aspirations are identified and addressed through bespoke mentoring and support to access extracurricular and curricular opportunities.

All disadvantaged students are given priority on Be Brilliant (IAG) Days throughout KS3 and KS4 and on Y12 and Y13 Employability Days and University Visit events across the whole school.

Developmental and Supportive Wave

Pupil Premium Manager and Pupil Premium Leads

All Pupil Premium students given support by Pupil Premium Manager and additional literacy and numeracy if below expected levels of progress

Investment of £100 per PP student per annum invested into teacher and school development. To ensure needs of students are meet by quality first teaching and support

Additional staffing in English and Maths

Ongoing investment in Achievement for All to develop the school to become a centre of best practice for supporting its most vulnerable students

Intervention Wave

All Year 6 Disdavantaged students invited to the Rainford High Summer School to support transition and development

One to One and small group literacy and numeracy support throughout Years 7, 8 and 9 for all PP students if required via learning support

Priority access to all study facilities and library including Homework Club with transport support if required.

Priority access to small group intervention and support strategies throughout Year 10 and 11

All Pupil Premium students in Year 10 and 11 given access to device to access on line learning to support anytime, anywhere learning if necessary

Year 10 and Year 11 Pupil Premium access to master classes in all core subjects Maths, English and Science

Year 11 Pupil Premium given Exam Coaching to support preparation for GCSE examinations

All of these actions are underpinned by quality first teaching and learning that supports students in making excellent progress and narrowing the gap.

Use of Pupil Premium

Financial Year 2016/17 Expenditure

Assistance to vulnerable students£8,983
Staff Training£1,000
Classroom Materials£2,163
Music Tuition£3,672
Transport Assistance£4,000
Revision / Intervention£2,797
Sub Total£66,941
Staff Costs£230,620

Financial Year 2017/18

Initial Allocation£202,985
Planned / approved expenditure
Curriculum Support£15,000
Non Curriculum Support£10,000
Careers / Pastoral Advice£5,000
Revision / Intervention£5,000
Sub Total£55,000
Staff Costs£235,224

Impact of Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium has supported the school in ensuring the ethos of Everyone Matters, Everyone Helps and Everyone Succeeds is a reality for students whatever their background and has allowed for better educational experiences for our Pupil Premium students.

ResultsPP students at RainfordNational 2017
% students achieving 5-9 in Maths45%48.1%
% students achieving 5-9 in English67% based on the best score in English Literature and Language.
43% in Language
48% English language
% students achieving 5-9 in Maths and English 44% based on the best score in English Literature and Language.
29 % in Language
43% English language
% students achieving 4-9 in Maths59%68.9%
% students achieving 4-9 in English 79% best score in lit and lang
60% in Lang
65% English language
% students achieving 4-9 in Maths and English 58% best score in lit and lang
53% lang
58.5% English language
Attainment 842.044.2

Pupil Premium Data

2016School Outcome DisadvantagedNational All Students2017School Outcome DisadvantagedNational All Students
English and Maths A*-C53%63%English and Maths 9-545%42%
Attainment 847.3949.34Attainment 84246
Progress 8-0.50Progress 8-0.30.0

The Year 2017-2018

For this coming year we will continue our support of Pupil Premium students with a wave model of support and intervention.

  • A whole school lead on Vulnerable Pupils
  • Improved Attendance and Behaviour Monitoring
  • Improved Catch up in Key Stage 3 to improve students learning with literacy and numeracy
  • A Thematic approach to improve literacy and numeracy for the most vulnerable students in Year 7, 8 and 9