Pupil Premium


1.0 Statement

At Park View, our underlying principle is that school should enable all young people to make progress and reach their potential. We know that good teaching, will improve the attainment of our most vulnerable students, and as a school, we invest heavily in this. Our CPL (continuous professional learning) program provides on-going training opportunities for all staff to enable them to create high quality and supportive learning environments for all groups of students.

1.1 Using the Pupil Premium                             

The Pupil Premium is an additional funding source allocated to schools specifically to support disadvantaged students. Schools have the freedom to spend this allocation in a way they think will best support raising the achievement of students who have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) within the last six years. Additionally, Pupil Premium Plus (PP+) is for students who are or have previously been looked after children (LACs). The school receives this as additional ‘ring-fenced’ funding for these students. To be eligible for this PP+ funding. These students need to have been looked after continuously by the local authority for more than six months. The guidelines now state that Looked-after children and children adopted from care, on a special guardianship or child arrangements order are now eligible for PP+ funding (Post LAC)

Park View is proud of our diverse and inclusive culture, reflecting the school’s local community. Our strategy for use of pupil funding responds to a wide range of risk factors and recognises the importance of quality teaching and learning alongside outstanding pastoral support to raise achievement and engagement in learning. With this in mind, we adopt a multi-strand approach to secure positive outcomes for all our students including those deemed disadvantaged.

The foci around which we deploy Pupil Premium funding are:

1.     Raising progress and achievement

2.     Improving attendance and punctuality

3.     Providing additional support and intervention for our most vulnerable students

4.     Strengthening parental engagement

5.     Raising aspirations – including quality careers education and work related activity

6.     Building social capital and enhancing social mobility


2.0 Income

The total amount of Pupil Premium funding received by Park View for 2020/21 is £462,785


Income per


No. Eligible Students

Total income

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




Students in receipt of additional Year 7 catch-up Literacy & Numeracy funding




Children Looked After (LAC) In Borough Pre LAC




Combined, our Pupil Premium, Year 7 catch up (no longer in receipt) and the LAC/Pre LAC-fund totals an additional £462,785


Staff may bid for specific funding to support Pupil Premium students in their departments. These bids will be considered on merit alongside the whole school initiatives and programmes linked to our School Development Plan priorities.

The Head teacher and the senior team will ultimately decide how to best use Pupil Premium funding. However, there are several ways in which the school is held accountable for these decisions, including:

- Published school performance tables that clearly show the attainment of Disadvantaged (PP) and LAC students compared to their peers. At Park View, the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring of the cohort’s attainment will be used to inform student progress and enable the early identification of need and impact of interventions.


The DfE link for the school’s most recent validated KS4 outcomes is below:


Scrutiny of whether schools are using their Pupil Premium funding effectively is an integral part of the new Ofsted Common Inspection Framework (CIF). Ofsted will examine the performance of pupils in receipt of pupil premium funding to ensure that any performance gaps are closing.


2.1 Use of the Pupil Premium

In 2020/21, 471 students were eligible for Pupil Premium funding.

Year Group

Access to Pupil Premium

Total Cohort

% of total






















 2.2 Park View Cost Analysis

Strand 1 - Raise Achievement and Attainment  

Cost 2019/20

HLTAs in Literacy and Numeracy (25%)


LSA Support in the Classroom (25%)


Aspire Manager (20%)


Aspire Mentors (20%)


Accelerated Reading Programme (50%)


Literacy Intervention


SAM learning


Community Group Support Programme (50%)



Strand 2 - Improve Attendance

Cost 2020/21

Part costs of the Safeguarding Manager (50%)


Part costs of the EWO & Attendance Officer (75%)


Part costs of the Home Social Worker (50%)


Free breakfast club 5 days a week

N/A 20-21


Strand 3 - Provide Additional support / intervention for vulnerable Students

Cost 2019/20

Behaviour Guidance Mentor (50%)


Counselling Provision (50%)


Targeted Intervention (External Placements)


LAC Students 1:1 Tutors


LAC Students Laptops and School Trips

N/A 20-21

Lunch Time After School Clubs

N/A 20-21

Eden Project


Strand 4 - Strengthen Parental Engagement

Cost 2020/21

Parents’ Association (5%)

N/A 20-21

Counselling Provision (50%)


Parents’ Evenings

N/A 20-21



Strand 5 -  Raise Aspirations – Quality Careers Education and Work Related Activity

Cost 2019/20

Careers Service 


Educational Enrichment Trips

N/A 20-21

Work Experience

N/A 20-21


Strand 6 -Building Social Capital

Cost 2019/20

Peripatetic Music Teachers


Theatre Trips

N/A 20-21

Reward Trips and Visits

N/A 20-21

Duke of Edinburgh Awards 


Extracurricular Clubs, Sports, Activities 

N/A 20-21

School Music and Theatrical Productions

N/A 20-21


Total Received


Total Expected Spend 


Difference of



3.0 The impact of Pupil Premium funding on year 11 students for July 2019

3.1: 2019 Exam Results

The Impact of Pupil Premium Funding on Year 11 students

2019 - School Figures

2020 - School Figures


Pupil Premium students

Other Students

Pupil Premium students

Other Students

Number of Students





Percentage of Students in receipt of Pupil Premium funding





Percentage achieving Grade 4 or above in English and maths GCSEs





Attainment 8





Progress 8






3.2 How the Pupil Premium has been used at Park View School?

The DfE has stated the following: 

“Schools, Head teachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual students”.

At Park View, we have a sophisticated system to track and assess student progress and this allows us to ensure that any interventions will be tailored to the individual needs of a student. These systems of tracking are applied to all students including those in receipt of the Pupil Premium so that we can identify areas of underperformance and target intervention appropriately. 

Where it is evident that despite our focus on high quality classroom teaching, those students still require further interventions, this is carefully managed using strategies that have been proven to have the greatest impact. Teachers, Heads of Department and our Pastoral team closely monitor the impact of interventions so that any progress gaps can be addressed.

Senior leaders run academic monitoring processes for all year groups following each assessment point. Students who have been highlighted as underachieving in a significant number of subjects are given extra support to ensure they have every possible chance of success through a range of interventions including individual mentoring.


3.3 Overview of Projects/Strategies undertaken using Pupil Premium Funding

  1. Key stage 3 Literacy and Numeracy interventions run by our inclusion team.
  2. Provision of ICT equipment to support students to complete work both at school and at home as and when required.
  3. Our Careers Advisor works with all pupil premium students to raise aspirations and ensure appropriate pathways for post 16 progression.
  4. We provide financial support for pupil premium students to attend educational trips which will raise their aspirations and attainment.
  5. Alternative Education and Alternative Curriculum packages provide a bespoke programme of teaching tailored to the needs of individual students.
  6. After School support in a range of subjects for individuals and small groups of students.
  7. Additional subject specific sessions at lunchtime, after school or during half terms.
  8. Saturday supplementary school in a range of subjects to help prepare students for the GCSE exams.
  9. Withdrawal of students from lessons to focus on English and Maths in small groups where appropriate.
  10. Purchasing additional resources for students (e.g. workbooks, revision guides, software packages) Purchasing essential curriculum equipment for students (e.g. School Uniform, PE Kit, stationery).
  11. Extra-curricular sessions (e.g. music tuition) funded by the school.
  12. Additional Parents’ Evenings for targeted students and parents to provide additional support.
  13. Additional support for students from Classroom Teaching Assistants (TAs) above the normal expectation (e.g. literacy intervention, homework clubs
  14. University 'Aim Higher trips - Aspiration University visits for all Year 10 Students to increase awareness of University education and life in general.