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Pupil Premium Information

Information & Pupil Premium

Published on - 03-09-2020

Educational research has identified a gap in achievement between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. As a result, the government now provides additional funding (a premium) to schools designed specifically to support these children and to ensure that students of all abilities have the same opportunities to learn.

Pupils eligible for the pupil premium include:

are registered as eligible for Free School Meals within the last 6 years have been looked after for 1 day or more (check to see if your child is eligible for free school meals here)

Service Premium

Children who have been recorded as having a parent in the armed forces within the last six years are granted the Service Premium. This funding is used to provide additional pastoral support for students moving into the school (including a family support advisor, counselling) to mitigate the effects of turbulent schooling (where students have changed school frequently). Some is used to support the development of friendships through activities such as breakfast clubs and Games club. A proportion of the funding is used to subsidise enrichment activities such as curriculum trips, enrichment trips for eligible students.

Pupil Premium Strategy

Brighton Hill Community school had 148 pupils entitled to Pupil Premium funding (18% of the total cohort) at the start of the academic year 2019-2020. For this period, the school received a total of £124,153. The majority of funding was spent as follows:

The aim of this funding is to "close the gap" between Pupil Premium-funded children and those who are not funded. Whilst we monitor the progress of these pupils carefully, it is clearly not possible to outline here the support each individual has received. Sophisticated teacher assessment and therapy review systems are in place to support all pupils who need extra help, regardless of whether they are entitled to funding or not and Brighton Hill Community School is committed to closing any significant gaps in attainment between one group of students and the next.

These actions are intended to:

The gap in attainment is measured through Progress 8 and Attainment 8. Our three-year trend is detailed below and generated from Sisra internal data:

P8 Element




Whole school




PP Students




No PP Students









Attainment 8





Whole school





PP Students





No PP Students










We also monitor PP gap between % outcomes for 5+ in English & maths compared to National outcomes for Non-PP students

Source ASP (analyse school performance) www.analyse-school-performance.service.gov.uk 

Headline Measure

2017-18 BHCS PP

2017-18 National Non-PP

2018-19 BHCS PP

2018-19 National Non-PP

2019-20 BHCS PP*

% Achieving 5+ English & maths






* 2019.20 data has been calculated using the highest from either the Centre Assessed Grade or the Exam Board Grade in line with Government guidelines. National performance tables will not be published for the 2019.20 academic year due to the impact of the National lockdown and school closures as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Due to Coronavirus the DfE have announced it understands schools won’t be able to evaluate the impact of pupil premium for all of the 2019/20 academic year.
Instead, the DfE say schools should monitor and report on the grant’s impact at the end of the 2020/21 financial year. This report will cover the whole period between September 2019 and March 2021.
From September 2020, Brighton Hill Community School has 177 pupils entitled to Pupil Premium funding (18% of the total cohort). The allocation of Pupil Premium funds as a result of this is £143,150. Details of our planned strategy will be published on this page before the end of Half-Term 1 2020/21. The plan will be underpinned by a 3-year strategy to target progress in key areas of Pupil Premium underperformance when compared to:
Best practice models, guidance & research from organisations including but not limited to: