Pupil Premium Promise

Pupil Premium Funding – Sherborne Learning Centre

The pupil premium is additional funding which the Government gives to the school to be spent on children who qualify, usually through having free school meals.

The money must be spent on closing gaps in attainment and progress be that academically or on a personal and social level.


Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) that should be received
Total number of pupils on roll 29
Total number eligible for PPG 17
Amount of PPG that should be received per pupil £935 and LAC £1900
Amount of PPG received £17,825
NB: Sherborne Learning Centre does not receive this funding directly and is in constant negotiation with mainstream feeder secondary schools to reimburse their students’ entitlement.

Nature of Support

 Sherborne Learning Centre is committed to raising the achievement of PPG students.

Our aim is to close the gaps in reading, writing and mathematics between students in receipt of the grant and those who do not.  The entire staff is aware of who these students are and what potential barriers to learning they may have.  The information on all PPG students including those who are LAC is made available by the inclusion lead to all staff in weekly briefings.

The breadth of interventions to achieve this goal includes, 1:1 personalized sessions, the offer of alternative (practical) provision off-site, e.g Redlands, REACH and Rylands Farm.  The re-visiting around the importance of quality first teaching and assessment.  Challenge should be planned for appropriately.  ELSA support is provided on a 1:1 and group basis.  The introduction of tutors and year leads has meant that the students and their parents/carers have been able to build a positive rapport with the centre.

New visual literacy texts are being trialled in KS3.

An independent review of Pupil Premium spend is currently being commissioned.