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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Statement 2021-2022

This statement details our school’s use of pupil premium (and recovery premium for the 2021 to 2022 academic year) funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils.


It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year’s spending of pupil premium had within our school.

School Overview

Detail Data
School name Cockshut Hill School
Number of pupils in school 959 (13/06/22)
Proportion (%) of pupil premium eligible pupils 50%
Academic year/years that our current pupil premium strategy plan covers (3 year plans are recommended) 2021-2024
Date this statement was published October 21
Date on which it will be reviewed April 2022
Statement authorised by Jason Bridges, Principal
Pupil premium lead Gemma Sheerman, Assistant Principal
Governor / Trustee lead Maryam Nkemena


Funding Overview

Detail Amount
Pupil premium funding allocation this academic year £551,513
Recovery premium funding allocation this academic year £81,000
Pupil premium funding carried forward from previous years (enter £0 if not applicable) £15,000
Total budget for this academic year

If your school is an academy in a trust that pools this funding, state the amount available to your school this academic year


Statement of Intent 2021-2022 (Draft)

  • Our aim is to use pupil premium money to help us improve and sustain higher attainment, progress and attendance for disadvantaged pupils at Cockshut Hill School. We aim to ensure that disadvantaged students are in line with non-disadvantaged pupils nationally.


  • There are a number of key challenges we face that are preventing our disadvantages students from attaining in line with and above national. Those challenges include numeracy, literacy and oracy levels on arrival at Cockshut Hill School. Attendance, learning behaviour in lessons, English as a second language and parental/carer engagement. Our approach will be responsive to the challenges we face as a whole school and also drill down to the individual needs of the students. This will be rooted in diagnostic assessment of students needs not assumptions and anecdotal evidence of the impact of disadvantage.


  • At Cockshut Hill School our expectation is that all pupils irrespective of background or individual challenges are able to read in line with or above their chronological age and can speak confidently and enunciate words correctly. This will allow students to access exam papers when they reach KS4 ensuring they are able to answer all questions and understand expectations. They will also enter society as well rounded, knowledgeable and confident citizens.


  • We expect all parents and carers regardless of language or barriers to engage in their child’s education and be confident supporting them at home with the necessary skills and technology.


  • Our expectations are that all students have attendance above national average and feel safe and supported attending school every day.


The approaches we have adopted interweave to ensure students succeed where a range of challenges are present. To ensure they are effective we will:


  • Adopt a whole school approach in which all staff take responsibility for disadvantaged pupils outcomes and ensure high aspirations
  • Identify where intervention is required early and ensure proven strategies are used to improve literacy, numeracy and oracy
  • Work closely with parents and carers to ensure there is a holistic approach to students attainment ensuring all parents and carers have the tools needed to access and give students the support required

Allocation of Pupil Premium Funding 2020/2021

Cockshut Hill School was allocated £558,000 of pupil premium funding for the academic year 2020-2021.


  PP Strategy 2020-2021

Review of expenditure 2020/21