Trinity Church of England High School, Manchester: Pupil Premium
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Wednesday 25 January 2017 (week 2 day 8) | email | e-learning

Pupil Premium Allocation 2014-15

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. This additional financial strategy continues the principles that successive governments have used to provide additional resources to schools in challenging circumstances over the past 17 years, for instance the Excellence in Cities and Greater Manchester Challenge initiatives.


Trinity received approximately £535,800 in Pupil Premium Allocation for the year 2014-15. There were 1216 students at Trinity of which 48.6% (591) were identified as drawing Pupil Premium Allocation.

We estimate that Trinity will receive approximately £529,000 in Pupil Premium Allocation for the year 2015-16.


Trinity spent a proportion of its 2014-15 Pupil Premium allocation on initiatives related specifically to learning.

We have maintained the Accelerated Reader scheme with year 7 and extended it into year 8 to improve the levels of literacy. The school continues to undertake other work, including addressing group sizes in core subjects and ensuring continuity of teaching to improve literacy, numeracy and GCSE outcomes. Significant work was undertaken to ensure the progress of Pupil Premium students at GCSE, including the creation of additional tutorial groups, after school tuition and investment in the iGCSE English examination.

Trinity spent a proportion of its 2014-15 Pupil Premium allocation on initiatives related specifically to social, emotional and behaviour issues.

The school has an extensive pastoral team that is established with the additional funding government has made available. This includes pastoral tutors. The school provides a Learning Support Unit that works successfully to reduce exclusions (42 days lost to exclusion in 2014-15, this is better than in 2014-14 and compares to 131 days in 2011-12) and to integrate students into main stream lessons, we also provide an Art Therapist to meet the needs of students.

External mentoring and coaching is bought into the school to help students address their needs and to make progress with their learning.

The school has an attendance/punctuality tutor and purchase Attendance support from One Education to work with students to address these particular barriers to progress.

Trinity spent a proportion of its 2014-15 Pupil Premium allocation on meeting the educational needs of named Looked After Children (LAC).

The Pupil Premium allocation for individual LAC students is used in a variety of ways, as identified through the Personal Education Plans, including one to one tutoring, paying for a residential trips and the provision of computer equipment, that support their progress.


There was a 5% improvement by Pupil Premium students at 5 A*-C GCSE grades including English and Maths. There was a 7% improvement in Pupil Premium students making 3 levels of progress, this was consistent with non-Pupil Premium students. Attendance continued to improve to an all-time high across the school in 2014-15.


It is anticipated that these successful initiatives to reduce the gap in attainment between Pupil Premium students and their peers will be maintained through 2015-16.


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