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Disadvantaged pupils also make exceptionally good progress. 
Quality Assurance Review | September 2017

Key Priorities:

Our core aim is to raise the attainment and progress of students eligible for pupil premium funding so that their performance compares favourably with Non-Pupil Premium peers nationally.

Address inequalities in the education of students from low-income families and raise the attainment of these studentsThis remains a consistent and relentless focus. In addition to this, targeted intervention and support strategies are deployed in order to:

  • improve levels of attainment and progress;
  • close attainment gaps relative to national averages;
  • enhance reading, writing, mathematics and communication skills;
  • engage and develop learning through a comprehensive extra-curricular provision;
  • subsidising enriching experiences that disadvantaged students might otherwise miss;
  • have a clear focus on all disadvantaged students, including those with SEND and more able students and support students in becoming aspirational, confident and successful learners

What we expect to see

Outstanding teaching and learning is paramount to the progress of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. This remains a consistent and relentless focus. In addition to this, targeted intervention and support strategies are deployed in order to:

  • improve levels of attainment and progress;
  • close attainment gaps relative to national averages;
  • enhance reading, writing, mathematics and communication skills;
  • engage and develop learning through a comprehensive extra-curricular provision;
  • Subsidising enriching experiences that disadvantaged students might otherwise miss;
  • have a clear focus on all disadvantaged students, including those with SEND and more able students and support students in becoming aspirational, confident and successful learners

National Recognition:

In 2017 Denbigh High School was the East of England regional winner and the national runner-up at the National Pupil Premium Awards.

To see our application, which gives full details of our rationale and approach to Pupil Premium spending, please click here.

Evaluation and Impact 2018/2019

We recognise that this spending represents an overspend of the total income, but know that this expenditure is worthwhile for the benefit of these students.

Developments for 2017/2018

The following areas of focus have been planned for this academic year, in addition to the strategies detailed for 2019/2020. We are confident that these strategies will continue to raise achievement and improve the life chances for these children.

  • Track and monitor more closely our Pupil Premium boys, as this was the group who performed less well than others last year
  • Continue to maintain and develop the quality of teaching and learning across school to ensure consistently high standards
  • Focus on accelerating the progress that all pupils make at KS3, especially for those that are disadvantaged more and most able pupils.

 Continue to review the curriculum for all pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium to ensure they receive a rich, broad and aspirant curriculum which prepares them for their future.

How much PP to be received this year

 Pupil Premium estimated money to be received this year 2019/2020 - £396,440.00