Pupil Premium

​The school is highly committed to closing the achievement gap and of course the government rhetoric follows the clear aim of our founders, the Sisters of the Holy Cross, in which our Mission is to ‘joyfully share this life with others, especially those who are in anyway disadvantaged’.

The school understands the complexities of closing the achievement gap and the impact of economic deprivation on academic outcomes. We acknowledge that within the United Kingdom students who are eligible for free school meals have on average made significantly less progress than their peers. For further information see the Sutton Trust on social deprivation Teaching & Learning Toolkit. Holy Cross is fully aware that answers are not simple and we are focussed on building a secure and stable environment, which will compensate for economic deprivation.

To this end, progress is closely monitored, alongside vital teacher feedback and provision is made for one to one intervention to support individual students. We acknowledge that sustaining achievement is more complex ( Social Mobility report November 2016 ) and therefore our initial and essential aim is to ensure that we build productive relationships with each family. In addition, there is support for cultural opportunities, expanding aspirations and ensuring progress continues through holiday periods in order to ensure that no child is left behind.

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Please click the link below to read a letter from the Minister of State for Schools congratulating us on our efforts:

​Pupil premium funding

  • Assistant Head –Progress of students in receipt of Free School Meals
  • Senior teacher- Data tracking and progress
  • Social inclusion manager
  • Teacher responsible for Young carers
  • Support for extra curricular trips
  • Support for holiday activities and education
  • Support for uniform
  • Support for one to one intervention (academic and pastoral)

Clear expectations

  1. Further improve their levels of attainment and progress
  2. Close attainment gaps relative to peers
  3. Monitor attendance
  4. Full access to curriculum
  5. Access to all extra curriculum provision including cultural and social activities
  6. To raise aspirations further of these students

How will this be achieved?

  • Close monitoring and assessing of all pupils needs by all staff to ensure the correct support is in place at all times.
  • The Leadership team coordinates and monitors that all eligible pupils gain appropriate extra support in line with their needs.
  • Improving teacher feedback as the most effective method of improving attainment
  • Peer to peer tutoring.
  • Additional English teacher
  • Additional Maths teacher
  • 1-1 teaching Yr7-13
  • Exam revision classes and study skills workshops
  • Support with food, clothing and equipment
  • Support the wider curriculum and ensure access to all extra-curricular activities including Music.
  • Further raise aspiration by visits to universities.

Finance

The school was allocated for the fiscal year 2012/13 £52,800 as a pupil premium grant.

The school was allocated for the fiscal year 2013/14 £81,900 as a pupil premium grant.

The school has been allocated for the fiscal year 2014/15 £127,160 as a pupil premium grant.

The school has been allocated for the fiscal year 2015/16 £149,600 as a pupil premium grant.

The school has been allocated for the fiscal year 2016/17 £150,000 as a pupil premium grant.

The school has been allocated for the fiscal year 2017/18 £145,438 as a pupil premium grant.

​The school has been allocated for the fiscal year 2018/19 £142,480 as a pupil premium grant.

The school has been allocated for the fiscal year 2019/20 £145,723 as a pupil premium grant.

The school has been allocated for the fiscal year 2020/21 £149,580 as a pupil premium grant.

Summary
2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Teaching Staff 22078 52631 62946 84209 80588 93123 96338 91549 95693
Non – Teaching Staff 14666 14973 21188 29748 27960 29337 25067 35872 36928
Meals Provided Without Charge 3940 4050 4500 5250 5900 6080 6500 2766 5250
Resources & Pupil Support 12116 10246 38526 30393 35552 16898 14533 15536 11709
Total Expenditure 52800 81900 127160 149600 150000 145438 142480 145723 149580

Outcomes 2019 – Value added

2019/20
Holy Cross Overall National Holy Cross Disadvantaged
Progress 8 +1.12 -0.03 (2018) +0.6
Attainment 8 60.4 46.7 51.1
% with Level 5 and above in English and Maths 69% 43% (2018) 50%
% with Level 4 and above in English and Maths 90% 63% 73%

There were no performance tables published for 2020-21.

Catch up Funding: 2018-2019

Catch up funding- £6,500

Key Stage 3 literacy and numeracy support
English teacher and maths support teacher £6,500