The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School

Pupil Premium Strategy

Click here to view a pdf of the latest Pupil Premium Strategy Statement.

Please click here for the Review of Expenditure 2018-2019. 

To view information on the Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium 2018-19 please click here

Pupil Premium - and Free School Meals Entitlement

Pupil Premium funding is a government grant aimed at supporting the engagement and progress of students that are perceived as coming from a more disadvantaged background. Students that qualify for Pupil Premium funding are those that have been on Free School Meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years (Ever6), children who have been looked after continuously for at least 6 months (CLA), and children whose parents are in the armed forces.

For the year 2018/2019 the Pupil Premium had a value of £935 per eligible pupil. This is money given to the school even if your child doesn’t wish to have a school meal.  If you are not sure if your child qualifies for Free School Meals (FSM) please click on the link below and scroll to the bottom section of the page.

How Pupil Premium money is spent cannot be dictated by the government or any other agency, but clear outcomes must be defined for narrowing the progress gap between Pupil Premium students and their peers. Holy Trinity ensures that every disadvantaged student is supported and able to engage with additional learning opportunities. We maintain high expectations for all students, including students with higher prior attainment and SEND disadvantaged learners. 

Holy Trinity C of E School Pupil Premium Commitment: 

  • Know our students as individuals  
  • Develop good behaviours for learning 
  • Identify and remove barriers to learning  
  • Promote academic excellence 

Research suggests that the most effective way to close the achievement gap between Pupil Premium students and their peers is to have access to good quality teaching and learning. In addition to the support that happens in the classroom, there are several interventions and extra-curricular activities that the school provides, including: 

  • Supporting Literacy and Numeracy skills with specialised tutors 
  • Small group subject support, with specialist teachers, to focus on progress intervention in key areas 
  • Small group revision and Homework support in a specialised Study Studio 
  • Some of the funding will be used to support those Pupil Premium students who have difficulty providing the equipment and experiences necessary to specific subject areas  
  • The appointment of a Pupil Premium coordinator onto our Senior Leadership Team (Lead Practitioner) whose focus is to narrow the achievement gap of PP students  
  • The appointment of a Pupil Premium Learning mentor, whose focus is to support the Pupil Premium Coordinator in tracking and intervening to support the academics and wellbeing of Pupil Premium students 

Enabling wider participation: 

  • Prioritised careers counselling and support 
  • A Villiers Park program, designed to raise achievement and aspirations of Pupil Premium Students 

Personal well-being and attendance: 

At Holy Trinity we take the personal well-being of every child as our most important priority.  We have dedicated staff whose priority is developing and supporting personal well-being in our students. In addition, we have a tutor program and Learning to Learn program in Key Stage 3 that aims to build independent learning, resilience, a growth mind-set and self-reflection. These characteristics will help to build success in our students at school and beyond. 

Whilst attendance of our Pupil Premium students is high, attendance is still a priority.  This is due to the direct link between attendance and outcomes. We continue to monitor and support students who struggle with attendance for a variety of reasons.  

For more detailed information about our Pupil Premium Strategy as a school please follow the link at the top of this page to view our ‘Pupil Premium Strategy Statement’ - which includes both a review of last year and our strategic priorities for the current school year.