Pupil Premium & Catch Up Premium

What is Pupil Premium Funding?
The aim of Pupil Premium funding is to raise the achievement of disadvantaged

Which students are considered to be disadvantaged?
• Students who receive, or have received in the last 6 years, free school meals.
• Students whose family are, or have been in the last 4 years, serving in the armed forces.
• Students in the care of a Local Authority and children who have ceased tobe looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because ofadoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or aresidence order

How much money does the school receive?
This varies year on year. Please see the Annual Pupil Premium report.

How was the money spent?
Full details are included in the Pupil Premium Report, but examples of how the money was spent include:

• Additional one-to-one or small group tuition by teachers during holidays
and after school;

• Provision of extra revision resources, including examination papers; Provision of music lessons;

• Support with costs for vocational courses;

• Additional literacy support;

• Help with the cost of attending school trips;

• Targeted careers advice;

• Targeted nurture groups;

• Help with the cost of school uniform, stationery, and other items of equipment

• Provision of a homework club;

How do we know the money is being used effectively?
Members of the school’s Senior Staff Group monitor the progress of all students within the Pupil Premium group and identify individual interventions which will help improve achievement and narrow the gap between the Pupil Premium students and non-Pupil Premium students. Meetings take place every 2 weeks to review individual progress, attendance and other key factors to ensure that suitable support is identified and offered – including, when appropriate, working more closely with students’ families. The impact on progress is shown in the Pupil premium report.

How can I claim free school meals for my child?
If you think you may be eligible to claim Free School Meals, please contact Dorset County Council Tel: 01305 221060 Email: admissions@dorsetcc.gov.uk

My child isn’t entitled to Free School Meals – is there any other way you could offer support?
We have some limited funds available to offer support to those families not in receipt of free school meals, but who may require assistance from time to time. Please contact your child’s Head of Year in confidence if you think we can help.

21 April, 2021


Updated 30/03/2021


URGENT Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter holiday

Dear Parent/Carer


Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the Easter period

The latest Government advice is as follows:  where a student or staff member tests positive for coronavirus having developed symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school, the school should NOT be contacted.  Parents and carers should follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.

If a student tests positive up to and including Wednesday, 7th April you must contact the school’s emergency number

07857 113728

Please provide the following information:

Name and year group of the student who has tested positive

Date of positive test

Date symptoms developed

Date student was last in school

Names of friends/contacts during school break and lunchtimes

The school will identify and contact families of close contacts during any lessons and tutor periods, and also families of any known social contacts provided by you.

Please leave your own contact details, including email and telephone number.

You do not need to contact the school if a member of your household tests positive, but you should follow the advice of NHS Test and Trace in terms of isolation required within your household.

I would like to thank the entire school community for your support and co-operation during this unusual and difficult half-term.

With best wishes for a restful half-term break,

Sally Wilson


21 April, 2021


Updated 20/07/2020


Click Here For – Reopening Plans


  1. Messages for parents/carers Years 11 & 13
  1. Child Protection and Student Welfare Concerns
  1. Health and Wellbeing
  1. Contact details for Heads of Faculty, Heads of Year, Senior Leadership Team and IT Systems Manager

Thank you very much for your support

Sally Wilson