Trinity Church of England High School, Manchester: Pupil Premium
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Saturday 19 August 2017 (The school is on holiday next week) | 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 £533,000 in Pupil Premium Allocation for the year 2015‐16. There were 1226 students at Trinity of which 44.2% (542) were identified as drawing Pupil Premium Allocation.

We estimate that Trinity will receive approximately £522,000 in Pupil Premium Allocation for the year 2016‐17.


Trinity spent a proportion of its 2015‐16 Pupil Premium allocation on initiatives related specifically to learning.

We have maintained the Accelerated Reader scheme with Year 7 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 2015‐16 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 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 2015‐165 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.


Pupil Premium students had a Progress 8 score of 0.0 compared to 0.2 for all students. With regard to Attainment 8 Pupil Premium students scored 48.48 compared with 52.72 for all students. As this is the first year results have been presented in this format we are unable to indicate if this gap in progress and attainment is in line with previous cohorts of students.


It is anticipated that these successful initiatives to reduce the gap in attainment between Pupil Premium students and their peers will be maintained through 2016-17.


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