Whitley Bay High School

'All groups of students make outstanding progress from their starting points' Ofsted

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Report and Action Plan 2017‐18

Key priorities: 

  • To have high expectations of each individual learner whether Disadvantaged or non Disadvantaged
  • To raise the achievement of Disadvantaged students
  • To continue to aim to meet or exceed National figures for % achieving English and Maths and P8 averages and to close the gap between Disadvantaged students and their non Disadvantaged peers (attainment and progress), working towards a smaller gap at WBHS than national across all GCSE measures.
  • To increase the self‐esteem, confidence and ambition of Disadvantaged students by ensuring they have access to a wide range of opportunities including trips, curriculum RA events and SMSC experiences
  • To work effectively and closely in partnership with the parents of Disadvantaged students
  • To continue to improve the effectiveness of transition work with the 4 feeder Middle Schools in relation to Disadvantaged students including a tailored transition plan
  • To maintain a record of no NEETS by continuing to provide high quality Post 16 guidance, advice and support from members of the LT
  • To improve attendance rates of Disadvantaged students through individual or group initiatives.

Pupil Premium Funding Allocation:

PP allocation for 2014-15

£113,245

PP allocation for 2015-16

£112,175

PP allocation for 2016-17

£106,800

PP allocation for 2017-18 

£109,715






Pupil Premium Numbers:

Year group

Total in Year Group

PP students

% of PP students

9

368

41

11%

10

363

57

16%

11

362

56

15%

12

278

12

4%

13

247

10

4%








In 2017/18 the school is receiving £109,715 of Pupil Premium Funding and we will be building on the 2016/17 initiatives in the following ways:

  • Continue to allocate each Year 11 PP student a key worker/mentor to support learning and help in preparations for GCSE
  • Small group additional tuition in Maths and English for Year 11 students not making expected progress
  • Sixth Form mentoring across a range of subject for Year 11 students not making expected progress
  • Pre St James’ Park visit to ensure all students make the most of this opportunity
  • Year 11 Learning Conference at St James’ Park with a motivational speaker
  • Purchase a set of subject Revision Guides for each Year 11 student to aid with revision as well as any essential equipment i.e. a calculator, art supplies, geometry set etc
  • Attendance monitoring and reward scheme for those with under 90% attendance across all year groups with focus on Year 9 in term 1.
  • Whole school, departmental and individual Raising Achievement initiatives and trips
  • ‘Out of your comfort zone’ trips- to build confidence, team working and self-belief for students in Years 10 and 11
  • Aspirational progression pathways - visits to employers, local colleges and universities
  • Transition project with Middle Schools to ensure no ‘dip’ in performance Years 8 to 9. Liaison with Middle School PP leaders to discuss students joining in Year 9.
  • Regular training for all staff and trainees on the Pupil Premium and supporting students
  • Year 9 raising achievement initiatives
  • Careers and options guidance with dedicated members of staff
  • Targeted Revision workshops and breakfast clubs
  • A ‘Boost’ event following trial examinations in March 2018
  • Funded music lessons and financial support for extra-curricular trips where appropriate
  •  More frequent monitoring and contact with parents regarding progress and students’ attendance at support sessions.

The Pupil Premium Strategy for 2017-2018, and our evaluation of the 2016-2017 is available below:

  • Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-2018 Download
  • Pupil Premium 2016-2017 Strategy and Evaluation Download
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