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Pupil Premium Information


The Government provides funding for students who fit in the Pupil Premium categories of free school meals (including those who are no longer eligible for free school meals but have been eligible in the last 6 years), looked after students, those students adopted from care and children of service personnel. The purpose of this is to narrow the attainment gap between students where evidence shows that they underachieve in comparison to their peers.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium Funding is spent as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual students.

  • If you think that your child might be eligible for free school meals, click here to read more.
  • If your child has been adopted, please let us know in confidence by phone (01629 812671) or email

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-18

Lady Manners School strives to attain the highest standards and ensure inclusion and equal access for all learners.

Pupil Premium Funding is a means of addressing some of the issues associated with social disadvantage and, in particular, to help close any gap in attainment where this exists. The circumstances of students eligible for Pupil Premium vary significantly and students can face many different barriers to educational achievement.  For some there may be financial barriers to learning which are overcome by the school providing resources and work aids. For others there may be self-esteem and self-belief issues which can affect their motivation and achievement.

In making appropriate provision we realise that not all students in receipt of free school meals are disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all students who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. Therefore we will allocate the Pupil Premium Funding to support the target group of students or groups of students that the school has identified as needing additional support to achieve improved outcomes in learning and / or well-being.

Our Pupil Premium Strategy details how we plan to improve the attainment of all of our students who have some degree of disadvantage during 2017-18:

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-18
How we allocated the Pupil Premium last year (2016-17) (Click here to see our 2016-17 approach)

Financial support

To ensure all students feel fully equipped and have access to the same experiences.

  • Uniform vouchers
  • Subsidies for costs of school trips and visits
  • Supplements to free school meal allowance to enable the additional purchase of a break time snack
  • Financial support for music lessons
  • Financial support for course and revision resources for GCSE courses

Mentoring and well-being

To ensure all students have access to appropriate support so that they are emotionally equipped for learning.

  • Mentoring support for students in Key Stage 4
  • Activities for small groups and individuals to support well-being and capacity for learning
  • Support with learning and well-being for vulnerable students
  • Support to ensure high attendance for all students and engage parental support
  • Support for students who face difficulties in accessing the curriculum
  • Additional pastoral support for students

Curricular support

To improve mathematics and English amongst students who are eligible for Pupil Premium in order to remove what may be a barrier to learning across the curriculum and to future progress.

  • Small group tuition in mathematics and English
  • Cross curricular focus on literacy
  • Targeted support for identified Year 11 students
  • Additional opportunities to test and monitor progress of reading ages in students

Transition from KS3 to KS4 and to post 16

To provide additional support for vulnerable students during identified periods of change.

  • Support for identified students as they make the transition into Key Stage 4
  • Support and opportunities for identified KS4 students to plan for their next steps for post 16

Individual support

To deliver specific support as and when necessary, to enable each student to reach his or her full potential.

  • To ensure that interventions and support meet needs and has maximum impact. This will be unique to each student.

Impact of the expenditure on eligible and other students

In 2016-17, of our 24 Year 11 students who are eligible for Pupil Premium:

  • These students came in with Key Stage 2 English and mathematics fine score average of 4.7, compared to all students who had an average of 5.0.
  • The progress 8 score for English, for students eligible for Pupil Premium is -0.43, compared to the whole school average score of -0.1.
  • The progress 8 score for mathematics, for students eligible for Pupil Premium is -0.51, compared to the whole school average score of +0.09.
  • 9 of the 24 students had positive progress 8 scores.