Pupil Premium


What is Pupil premium?

Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.

Who is eligible for pupil premium?

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Ever 6 FSM

This is when a student has a historic FSM status. They will be classed as Ever 6 FSM for 6 years after their FSM eligibility end date. For example, if someone was FSM from 1st September 2018 until 31st October 2020, they will be Ever 6 FSM until 31st October 2026 (6 years after their FSM end date).

Looked-after and previously looked-after children

Service Premium - Pupils in state-funded schools in England attract service pupil premium funding if they meet one or more of the following criteria:

One of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces (including pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full-time reserve service, and also pupils whose parent is serving in the armed forces of another nation and is formally stationed in England) – and they are recorded in the October school census as being a ‘service child’ they have previously been registered as a ‘service child’ in any school census in the last 6 years.

One of their parents died while serving in the armed forces, and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme.

How is pupil premium used?

Schools can decide how to use their pupil premium. There are 3 main ways  in which it can used :

  1. high-quality teaching, such as staff professional development
  2. targeted academic support, such as tutoring
  3. wider strategies to address non-academic barriers to success in schools, such as attendance, behaviour, and social and emotional support

We use the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) recommendation that schools particularly focus their pupil premium on supporting high-quality teaching. https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/guidance-for-teachers/using-pupil-premium

Townley Grammar and Pupil Premium

‘From here it is possible’ this is our aim for all students 

Our intention is that all pupils, irrespective of their background or the challenges they face, make good progress and achieve high attainment across the curriculum. Our aim is to enable disadvantaged students to perform and develop as we well as their peers. We are guided by the principle that all students, regardless of their background, should be able to achieve their potential and thus we aim to remove any gaps in terms of outcomes and experiences.

As a result of this intention the focus of our pupil premium strategy is to support disadvantaged pupils to achieve that goal, including progress for those who are already high attainers. High-quality teaching remains at the heart of our approach and we aim to ensure that all students receive the highest quality of teaching and thus are enabled to access the highest quality of learning. Part of the strategy with pupil premium funding is to ensure that all students are able to take advantage of the opportunities available and this includes a focus on experiences outside the classroom.  We also aim to support families through our breakfast club opportunity and support in terms of snacks at break time.

Townley grammar is committed to an ethos of attainment and experiences for all pupils. We ensure that all students, regardless of their position, experience a curricula and events that are targeted at growing the cultural and academic opportunities for all. Overall therefore such our aim is to ensure that pupil premium students have access to the full curriculum, can access extra-curricular provision and achieve their potential

Trips and visits

We financially support students with trips and visits. This is indicated in letters relating to these and the amount to be paid is indicated on Arbor.

Music lessons

Students eligible for Pupil Premium will get 50% contribution to their instrumental/vocal lessons. Students who want to start lessons come to the Music office and speak to a member of the music staff and we will deal with the request for 50% contribution.

School Uniform

School uniform- we are able to support with regards to the cost of school uniform. Please contact the school directly mail-pupilpremium@townleygrammar.org.uk

Sixth form students

Please view information about the sixth-form bursary and eligibility. All students starting in year 12 will be provided with information relating to bursary applications and eligibility.

Our pupil premium strategy

Pupil Premium Strategy 2023-24