Pupil Premium / Disadvantaged Pupils
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It’s designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers.
Thornhill is an area of extremely high deprivation - within the UK it falls into the top 5%. Other barriers include low incomes (top 5% of UK), low employment (top 10% of UK), poor level of education and skills (top 5% of UK), high crime rate (top 5% UK), income deprivation affecting children (top 5% of UK) and high levels of ill-health and disability. The Thornhill estate is entering 'Fourth generation of unemployment' with many lone parents and high levels of benefits claimants. Therefore, we ensure that pupil premium spending has to go above and beyond, in order to meet the needs of this group of children. Accelerating their learning and diminishing the difference between them and national other pupils is a top priority of the school.
Our Disadvantaged/Pupil Premium leader Sarah Taylor works throughout the year tracking, analysing and ensuring that strategies, systems and processes are having the best possible impact. The way in which the school spends the grant is reviewed regularly and the aim for all pupils is to make excellent progress. Our PP link Governor is Michael Hartley.
Should you require any further information contact our Pupil Premium/Disadvantaged leader Sarah Taylor - [email protected]