Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

Pupil premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, In this financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. Eligibility for free school meals is the main measure of deprivation at student level and following funding is assigned accordingly:

  • £1,300 for primary-aged students
  • £935 for secondary-aged students

Schools will also receive £1,900 for each looked-after pupil who:

  • Has been looked after for 1 day or more
  • Was adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under:
    • A special guardianship order
    • A residence order

For every student registered, UTC Heathrow receives £935 each year.

The table below indicates how many of the UTC’s students have been eligible for the pupil premium (PP) grant.
YEAR: PP Pupils Total Pupils % PP  Pupils Total PP Funding
2014/15 2 36 5.50% £1,090
2015/16 35 84 41.70% £26,443
2016/17 32 57 56.10% £29,920

Academic Year 2015/16:

In the 2015/16 academic year, PP funding contributed to the cost of creating small classes (less than 20 students) for our year 10 and year 11 students.

Academic Year 2016/17:

To look at which areas/subjects require funding to support PP students. Each faculty to review its practice and address any gaps in GCSE attainment. Use PP funds to run Easter Revision sessions and a One to One tutoring programme for Year 11 Pupil Premium pupils.  Continue to keep class sizes small.

Pupil Premium Offer for Years 10 and 11

All students can have:

  • Specialist equipment/resources for both GCSE and BTEC
  • Day to day equipment (pens, rulers, etc.)
  • Calculators (Maths Equipment: protractors & compasses)
  • Exam paper booklets – students will not be required to pay a deposit for materials
  • Revision guides, textbooks and online revision materials in Year 11
  • Free access to the Easter revision programme to support pupils with their forthcoming summer exams
  • Individualised programme to support pupils on a one to one basis

Students can apply for financial support for the following areas:

  • School trips directly related to the curriculum.
  • Uniform – School and for PE.
  • Transport costs to and from School
  • Equipment for an area where it is deemed of specific benefit to the student i.e. Enrichment.
  • Non-curriculum trips – if it would be of specific benefit to the individual student.

Applications for other financial assistance may be made in exceptional circumstances.

“Closing the Gap”

 Table below shows how pupils in year 11 performed in their GCSEs:

2015/2016 All/NPP/PP Total
Cohort Information ALL 39
NPP 27
PP 12 DFE National Figures
Average Total Attainment 8 ALL 50.9  49.9
NPP 53.1  53.3
PP 47.0  41.1
Average Total Progress 8 ALL 0.22 -0.03
NPP 0.21  0.10
PP 0.24 -0.38

PP = Pupil Premium, NPP = Not Pupil Premium

Progress 8

From the table above Pupil Premium pupils make better progress (highlighted in green) than those that are NPP (0.21) in school and considerably better progress in comparison to those nationally (-0.38).

Attainment 8

This year’s task will be to use the pupil premium funding appropriately and effectively to close the small gap in school between PP pupils (highlighted in blue) and NPP.

The School Average Total Attainment is very good in comparison to those that are PP nationally (41.1).

2015/16 Pupil Premium report
2016/17 Pupil Premium report