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Wednesday 16th October 2019
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'The William Ransom School aims to provide all its pupils with the highest possible educational opportunities. We believe that the best education is the entitlement of every child and this is realised at this School within a structured, disciplined, caring and safe environment where expectations are high.'

4 Sep 2019

The Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium Grant is awarded to schools for the number of children who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years. It is designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers.

For the academic year 2018 – 2019 the school was allocated £2640 for 2 pupils who receive Free School Meals

This was used to fund extra teaching assistant hours to support those children who needed support with their learning and / or time for one to one sessions to support their emotional needs.

The children concerned both made expected progress in Maths and English. Their attendance at school was both over 94%


The level of the premium in 2019-20 is £1320 per pupil for pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) and for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months

For the financial year 2018 – 2019 The William Ransom School was allocated £5280

This will be used to support activities to benefit the children to whom it is allocated.

It is also used to fund additional teaching assistant hours across the school to support the learning of those pupils with additional needs. It allows for small group work where we can pinpoint the exact nature of the need and then set up a prescriptive program for the individual child. Intervention strategies have been put in place for these children.

The additional teaching assistant hours have also allowed us to set up social skills groups where we can target certain pupils and through ‘Pupil Voice’ ensure those who are vulnerable have a means to discuss their issues in a one to one situation. Recent research on ‘Pupil Voice’ indicates pupils are now more willing to discuss their concerns with a known adult.

Results across the school show that the early identification of pupils with needs, means that those pupils are at least achieving, and many exceeding, the expected levels at the end of key stages.

If you think you might be entitled to free school meals please look at gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals

Or come and talk to someone in the office at school.

Click HERE to download this information as a pdf.