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Redborne Upper School

Redborne Upper School

& Community College

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding

Nikki Brennan-Assistant headteacher-pupil premium students

The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as 'Ever 6 FSM'); it is also provided for all looked after children (CLA) and children in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.

It is for individual schools to use the pupil premium grant, which is additional to main school funding, as they see fit. However, the primary aim must be to close the attainment gap between students in receipt of the pupil premium and their non-pupil premium peers and thus address current underlying inequalities.

At Redborne Upper School, we believe every student deserves the best possible educational experience with the best possible achievement outcomes.  Therefore, we are committed to eliminate the progress and performance gaps between students from differing socio-economic backgrounds.

Welcome Video

Kirsty Wheeler- Associate Assistant Headteacher

Welcome to Redborne.  The video below outlines some of the support we offer to students in receipt of pupil premium funding at Redborne.  There is also further information below. 

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Key Priorities

Our core aim is to raise the attainment and progress of students eligible for pupil premium funding so that their progress is comparable to non-pupil premium peers nationally. The most effective way to do this is with high quality teaching in each and every lesson and this remains a consistent focus at Redborne. In addition to this, targeted intervention and support strategies are used in order to:

  • Improve levels of attainment and progress relative to national averages;
  • Develop oracy, literacy and numeracy skills;
  • Subsidise enriching experiences that disadvantaged students might otherwise miss;
  • Provide an out of hours study club, using trained sixth form mentors, to support home learning;
  • Have a clear focus on all disadvantaged students, including those with SEND to support all students in becoming aspirational, confident and successful learners

Developments for 2021/22

The following areas of focus have been planned. We are confident these strategies will continue to raise achievement and improve the life chances for our pupil premium students.

  • Using 4 graduate tutors, provide one to one or small group support for all pupil premium students and LAC with low literacy and numeracy
  • Continue to maintain and develop the quality of teaching and learning across school to ensure consistently high standards across all lessons
  • Improving the progress of pupil premium boys in English
  • Employing an associate assistant headteacher, Mrs K Wheeler, to develop and improve communication with parents of pupil premium students
  • Regularly review the curriculum for all students in receipt of pupil premium to provide the broad and balanced offer that prepares them for life beyond Redborne.

How much PP to be received for 2020-21

Pupil Premium estimated money to be received this year 2020/2021 - £97 240
Covid Catch up - £94 080

Contact Us

Flitwick Road, Ampthill,
Bedfordshire,
MK45 2NU

01525 404462