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Pupil Premium at Upper Batley High School

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is a Government initiative which was introduced in April 2011 to provide additional funding for learners who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Research indicates that learners from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their peers and the Pupil Premium initiative has been designed to help tackle the achievement gap between learners. The funding is additional to the main school funding and is specifically allocated to support learners who are looked after by the local authority, those who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years and for learners whose parents currently serve in the armed forces.

Key Principles

At Upper Batley we have a culture where all learners including Pupil Premium (Disadvantaged) learners are supported to achieve their potential regardless of their background. Our main aim is to:

  • Use Pupil Premium funding effectively to provide additional support to improve the progress and achievement of all Dis/PP learners.
  • Close both the attainment and achievement gap between Dis/PP learners and their peers.
  • Ensure Pupil Premium funding reaches the learners it is intended for and it makes a significant impact on their lives.
  • All teaching and support staff are aware who the Dis/PP and vulnerable learners are.

Comparison of Upper Batley Nationally - Graph 1

The graph below (from Education Endowment Foundation website) shows the overall performance of learners in each school using Best 8 GCSE Points Score. The figures combine data from 2014, 2015 and 2016, to produce an overall three year average. Upper Batley (represented by the orange bar) is performing significantly higher than our statistical neighbour (represented by the blue bar) for Disadvantaged/Pupil Premium learners.


Graph 2

The graph below compares our school to other schools across the UK. The ambition is always to be in top right quadrant of the graph and above the national (dotted line). Upper Batley is marked as an orange dot on the graph which demonstrates our learners both Pupil Premium and Non Pupil Premium achieve higher than National Average.

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Red dot: Upper Batley High School Blue dot: Similar School

Upper Batley is making more progress at both levels in comparison to our most comparable school/nearest statistical neighbour (highlighted with a blue dot on the above graph).


Date last updated: April 2018
Date strategy to be reviewed:  Sept 2018