Skip to content ↓

Poynton High School

and Performing Arts College

01625 871811

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

Summary Information

School: Poynton High School

Academic Year: 2018/19

Date of most recent external PP review: July 2015

Total number of students: 1423

Number of students eligible for PP: 133

Date for next internal review of this strategy: September 2019

Total PP Budget: £102, 850


Current Attainment


Students Eligible for PP at PHS

Students Not Eligible for PP (national average)

Progress 8



Attainment 8




Barriers to Future Attainment and Action Strategy

Internal Barrier


Desired Outcome and Progress Measure


Review Date

Need to enhance and develop skills of self-regulation in order to build a successful frame of learning for all PP students.

Pupil Premium Champions work within each department in school.  Focussed strategy of developing skills of metacognition across teaching practice and schemes of work deployed in classes.  Use of Education Endowment Foundation research strategies to develop self-regulated learners across all year groups.

Joint Professional Development sessions for staff.

Whole school briefings

Development and distribution of Cohorts newsletter sharing effective teaching strategies across PHS staff.

Increased progress and attainment across PP cohort in all year groups.

(measured and monitored through reporting sessions)


PP Champions





Total Budget Cost


Sept 19

Awareness of specific needs of PP students.

Form tutor focus on barriers for individuals, welfare lead intervention cohorts developing improved organisation, punctuality and improvements surrounding individual concerns.  Small cohort work within year teams focussed during start of school day in order to establish a positive behaviour for learning in identified cohort throughout the day.

Improved organisation and punctuality for identified PP cohort.

ADB/Year Teams





Total Budget Cost


Jan 19

Low Level Behaviour for small number of PP students

Consistent approach through PHS Behaviour for Learning policy.  Welfare leads and Year DLs develop wider support for PP students in order to ensure they show positive behaviour for learning ensuring that low level concerns do not impact on progress.

Positive PP behaviour outcomes in tracking of House Points and Sanctions



ADB/CJH/Year Teams



Total Budget Cost


Jan ‘19

External Barrier


Desired Outcome and Progress Measure


Review Date

Lower levels of attendance across PP cohort

Fortnightly individual action planning session with Welfare Leads and Deputy Head Teacher for Standards and Student Progress. 


Welfare Lead intervention through parent/guardian support.  Scaled support and action triggers through central monitoring.  Referral and support from Educational Welfare Officer in cases of significant concern.


Deployment of Teenage and Family Worker to support families.

Improved attendance for PP students.


Measured through fortnightly attendance meetings and data reviews

CJH/ADB/Welfare Leads






Total Budget Cost



Sept 19

Need for Vision and Growth Mindset for the Future

Pupil Premium Advocates deployed as mentors for Key Stage 4 students.  Focus on enhanced communication across PHS staff through central point of contact for students.


Use of ‘The PHS Mindset’ mentoring programme for Year 11 students in considering the ‘next step’.

Positive progress for KS4 cohort, specifically Year 11 in GCSE and BTEC exams.


Measure through reporting sessions and also final results.

SLT staff/ADB/Year Team






Total Budget Cost


Aug 19

Home learning support and increase of access to resources.

Peer Assisted Learning Scheme (PALS).

Older student support of Yr7 and 8 PP students in completing home learning tasks and developing positive peer relationships with successful role models in older year groups.

Measure through reporting window.  Learning outside of class not identified as a barrier to progress for PP students.





Total Budget Cost


Sept 19

 Pupil Premium - 2017/18 Impact Statement

2017/18 Desired Outcomes Success Criteria Impact
High levels of progress in literacy for Year 7 students eligible for PP. Students eligible for PP in Year 7 make more progress by the end of the year than non-PP students reflected in an estimated Progress 8 score. Other students still make at least the expected progress. This will be evidenced through data trawls.




3 LoP in English (%)



English Progress 8



English APS



Improved rates of progress across KS3 for male students eligible for PP. Boys who are eligible for PP make as much progress as the girls.  Teams are putting in place wave 1 interventions, monitored by Directors of Learning (DLs) and Director of Progress.


PP boys

PP girls

Year 7 P8



Year 8 P8



Year 9 P8



KS3 P8



Incidents of low level behavioural issues are addressed and reduced. Fewer behaviour incidents recorded for these students on the school system (without changing recording practices or standards).

C1 Low Level Behaviour Warnings down 14% from 2016/17 (in 17/18)


C2 Teacher sanctions for low level behaviour concerns down 61% from 2016/17 (in 17/18)


PP Fixed Term Exclusion down 25% from 2016/17 (in 17/18)


PP Transfer Sanctions down 50% from 2016/17 (in 17/18)

Increased attendance rates for students eligible for PP. Overall attendance among students eligible for PP improves from 85% (2016 – 2017) to 96% with a reduction in fixed term exclusion to less than 15 as well as PA rates.

2016/17 – 89.92% PP attendance

2017/18 – 91% PP attendance

(measures from Sept-May)