Pupil Premium 2021-22

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Pupil Premium Strategy Statement - April 2021-22



The Government has stated that it is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent but this must be reported on the school’s website and must now use this new format for reporting.

The Pupil Premium per pupil for 2020-21 was a total amount of £307,033 plus £21,105 for adopted pupils, £310 for service pupils and £16,512 for Looked After Children. Money for our LAC and adopted children is ring fenced and used solely for those children and is outlined in Personal Education Plans (PEPs) – this is not included in the table. The money comes to the school each financial year and, as this is a similar amount each year, we allocate this for spending per academic year and will prepare the new strategy and previous statement each year in September from now on.


Disadvantaged Pupils

Pupil Premium per pupil

Pupils in Year Groups 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM


Looked After Children (LAC)


Children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 1 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order


Service children

Pupils in Year Groups 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 4 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.



The indicative figure for Pupil Premium is £344,673 for 2021-22.  


School Overview


School name Heathcote School
Pupils in school 888 excluding Post 16
Proportion of disadvantaged pupils 36.7% compared to 27% nationally
Pupil premium allocation this academic year £310,000
Academic year or years covered by statement 2021-22
Publish date September 2021 - as part of SIP
Review date September 2022
Statement authorised by Emma Hillman
Pupil premium lead Miriam Argyrakis
Governor lead Mike Ashwell


Disadvantaged pupil performance overview for last academic year


Measure 2019-2020 (based on CAGs*
National 2019-2020
National 2018-2019
Progress 8*
0.47 0.41 0.430 N/A N/A
Ebacc entry*
40.68% 33.64% 36.14% 39.8% 40%
Attainment 8*
49.44 50.10 49.87 50.2 46.7%
Percentage of Grade 5+ in English and Maths*
33.90 44.86 40.96 49.9% 43.2%
Fixed period exclusions rate (number of FPE as a proportion of the whole school population)
91% 94% 93%   94.5%


Strategy aims for disadvantaged pupils
Target Date
Progress 8

Achieve progress score in top 25% of schools for all pupils and disadvantaged measure

September 2021

Attainment 8

Achieve national average for attainment for all pupils

September 2021

Percentage of Grade 5+ in English and Maths

Achieve average English and Maths 5+ scores for similar schools

September 2021


Improve attendance to national average

September 2021

Ebacc entry

Better national average Ebacc Entry for all pupils

September 2021

Fixed Term Exclusions

Reduce fixed rate period exclusion rate to below 8 for disadvantaged pupils

September 2021


Attendance for disadvantaged pupils to be above 94%

July 2021


Teaching priorities for current academic year



Priority 1

Bespoke CPD for staff at all levels including Seven Kings Cradle to Grave Programme, Google Classroom and other remote learning training

Priority 2

Middle leadership training and support

Priority 3

Challenge Week assessments and activities

Priority 4

Feedback and marking support and CPD

Priority 5

Accelerated Reader in Year 7 and 8 to increase reading for pleasure

Priority 6

TLR Postholders in English and Maths at KS3 supported by PP costs - track pupils progress

Priority 7

Schools Direct Trainee to provide additional capacity to focus on boys

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Learning lost during lockdownRebuilding of routines and teaching strategies and ensuring consistency

Projected spending



Targeted academic support for current academic year


Priority 1


Priority 2

Smaller teaching groups

Priority 3

Big Question oracy work

Priority 4

Literacy identification and intervention including LASS screening and small group literacy

Priority 5

Whole school literacy work included support to departments from Literacy Co-ordinator

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Literacy levels can lead to lack of confidence in answering extended questions and transferring skills learnt in English. Lack of reading during lockdown

Projected spending



Wider strategies for current academic year


Priority 1

Challenge Week enrichmewnt

Priority 2

Duke of Edinburgh programme

Priority 3

Counsellor and Lead Therapist - contribution towards

Priority 4

Behaviour Support Staff - contribution towards

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Poor mental health of pupils

Projected spending



Monitoring and Implementation


Mitigating action

Lack of capacity to quality assure teaching due to Covid arrangements, possible further lockdown and remote learning

HoDs to lead MER at department level - to be collated by BAT. QA of remote interface to take place. External review planned for 2021-22

Targeted support

Attendance at intervention both potentially live and remote

Tracking of intervention and action tsaken and/or reward/praise

Wider strategies

Engaging families facing most challenge

Referral meetings for each year. Working with LA to ensure agencies are engaged. PIE activities to meet need. Update March 2021 - interviews for all pupils with focus on mental health and then subsequent actions


Review: last year's aims and outcomes










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Previous Years

Please Click Here to download a copy of the Pupil Premium Information from last year.

Please Click Here to download a copy of the Pupil Premium Information 2018-19.

Please Click Here to download a copy of the Pupil Premium Information 2017-18.

Please Click Here to download a copy of the Pupil Premium Information 2016-17.