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Achievement for all

Presdales School aims to provide an outstanding education that enables all students, regardless of their background and starting point, to achieve and surpass their academic potential.

We are committed to the development of independent minded young women who have active and creative minds. We expect our students to acquire a sense of understanding and compassion for one another and to have courage to act on their beliefs.

We will equip our students with the skills and attributes to empower them to lead happy and successful lives, enabling them to make a meaningful contribution to our global society.

Presdales School vision and values statement

The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the achievement gap between this group of students and their peers.

Schools receive a funding allocation from the government based on the number of students who are:

* Looked-after children (CLA)

* Previously looked-after children

* Children currently eligible to receive Free School Meals (FSM)

* Children eligible to receive Free School Meals in the last six years (Ever6)

* Children of personnel serving in the armed forces

At Presdales we recognise that there are circumstances in life that present some students with additional challenges. We are committed to ensuring no student is disadvantaged by circumstances and to using the Pupil Premium Grant to diminish differences. We pride ourselves on knowing our students very well and identifying barriers to learning so that we can tackle and overcome them together. In this field we use the work of research bodies such as the Education Endowment Foundation, and guidance from the Department for Education and the National College for Teaching & Leadership to direct spending the grant for the best value, and we work with students, teachers and parents to find the best means of supporting the individual. We are committed to quality teaching in the classroom, an appropriate curriculum for all, focused and supportive interventions, enjoyable educational experiences shared by all and aspirations for the future.

In 2017-2018 9% of the 7-11 student population was eligible for the additional funding at Presdales. The school received a Pupil Premium allocation of: £95,774.

This was used to contribute to*:

* 1:1 and small group tuition in Maths, English and across the curriculum

* small group support in English and Maths at KS4

* small group support in English and Maths at KS3

* professional counselling for individual support

* providing assistance with the cost of educational visits

* providing assistance with the cost of learning resources and equipment

* Easter revision course for GCSE students

* after-school homework supervision

* instrumental lessons

* exam software

* software to track student progress

* individual mentoring

* nurture group

* measures to promote attendance including transport

*Fuller details of spending 2017-2018 can be found on the report link on the right.


We are very pleased and proud of the hard work and commitment of our students for their GCSE exams.

2018 results

Disadvantaged student group

Number of students in cohort15
Attainment 8:45.6
English and Maths 4+:80%
English and Maths 5+:47%
Entered for Ebacc:67%
Achieved Ebacc with standard pass:47%
Achieved Ebacc with strong pass:33%

*Progress 8 and national data will be added when available