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Pupil Premium

Click here for expenditure and impact statements for the Pupil Premium grants of 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 and, provisionally, for 2017-18.


  • 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.
  • In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
  • Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, we are required to publish how we use Pupil Premium at our school.

At ECS Pupil Premium has been used to:

  • Support Year 11 students as they prepare for public examinations by providing staffed study facilities (Study Zone) during the school holidays.
  • Provide additional lessons in the core subjects for underachieving Year 11 students eligible for FSM.
  • Provide Year 11 students will additional learning resources to enable them to learn more effectively.
  • Support all learners at Key Stage 4 by having smaller classes in the core subjects (English, mathematics and science).
  • Provide counselling services under the direction of the in-house Educational Psychologist to support vulnerable learners.
  • Provide a range of alternative provisions, some delivered by partners, to support vulnerable learners.
  • Provide a tailored course for Year 7&8 students who need additional support to enable them to make the transition from KS2 to 3 through an ‘extra’ primary-style curriculum.
  • Develop specialist provision for those at risk of permanent exclusion or underachievement through a range of personal circumstances.
  • Provide support and interventions for primary children with special educational needs and those with English as an Additional Language
  • Develop an intervention programme for primary children who need additonal teaching for Reading, Writing and Maths
  • Fund work with Achievement for All and the London Fostering Project to improve outcomes for children in care


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