Pupil Premium Information

Pupils eligible to receive this funding are in three groups: those entitled to free school meals (FSM), children in care or looked after (CLA) and services children. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The level of Deprivation Pupil Premium is currently £935 for pupils in Years 7 to 11.

3.71% of all pupils at St. Olave’s are in this cohort for the academic year 2017/18. Progress of each individual pupil is closely monitored through the School’s IPM scheme; attendance is also closely monitored by Heads of Year. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since we are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within our responsibility.

All pupils within this cohort are currently making expected levels of progress and are on target to achieve their challenge grades. GCSE data for this cohort shows that pupils achieved well in comparison to national figures, including value-added. 

The school’s RAISEonline report for 2016 provides clear evidence of the success of those pupils in this disadvantaged group. The Progress 8 score of our disadvantaged group (0.31) was higher than the national cohort (0.09) and in line with the School’s Progress 8 score (0.34). The Attainment 8 score of our disadvantaged group (14.50) was higher than the national cohort (10.95) and in line with the School’s Attainment 8 score (14.75).


The Pupil Premium Champion, Zoe Ward is contactable here:


How are we using this funding?

During the current financial year we are projected to receive £39833 in Pupil Premium funding. At St. Olave’s we have used the funding to support our disadvantaged students’ attainment through a variety of ways. These include one-to-one tuition (with staff), additional revision classes, mentoring programmes and support funding for school trips, as shown:


What was provided?

Targeted Pupils

Cost to PP

1. One-to-one tuition

Targeted one-to-one tuition in subjects where pupils are underperforming

FSM pupils

£ 1,016

2. Saturday School & revision sessions

A broad range of subject sessions put on out of school hours to prepare pupils for their public exams. This was partly funded from Pupil Premium

Year 11,12 & 13

£ 2,456

3. School visits & trips

Pupils receive partly funded places on a range of trips

All years

£ 5,407

4. Mentoring programmes

Pupils receive one-to-one mentoring in Years 12 and 13 and Year 11 students in 110 Tutor Group

Years 11,12 & 13

£ 5,325

5. Counselling

Students receive one-to-one counselling as required

All Years


6. ICT Resources

ICT equipment, printing, photocopying and training

All Years


7. Music Lessons

One-to -one teaching with peripatetic staff FSM pupils


8. SEN Provision SEN provision, which includes: Access to support staff during lessons and unstructured times of the day; availability of specialist equipment and IT; study skills sessions; staff mentors; access to a Specialist Dyslexia teacher. (Please also see SEND Information Report.) All Years £19,916
TOTAL     £39,833

The next review of the School's Pupil Premium strategy will be in September 2018.