Pupil Premium

Christ’s College Finchley

Pupil Premium Resourcing  2016/17

All school receive additional funding from the government to support students who come in the categories (including those on free school meals, those in care and those who may be carers) which are, statistically, less likely to be successful at school. We believe that it is vital that we monitor the progress of these students and intervene when they fall behind.

Total Number on Roll September 2015 Number Eligible for Pupil Premium Funding per student Total Funding
833 291 £935 £272,544


Current Performance Indicators

In 2016 61% of pupils eligible for pupil premium gained 5 good GCSEs with English and maths. This is almost double the rate of 2013 and is a third year of progression with regard to this attainment measure. Progress of pupil premium students remains far higher than for those nationally at Christ’s College although 2016 figures are a little less strong than the outstanding figures of 2015. Pupil premium students are making good progress in English and other subjects. This is largely a result of the additional teaching provided for these students in and outside of normal school lessons.

Below we identify how we allocated Pupil Premium funding to secure this strong progress for these students in particular.

  • We employ a HLTA trained student intervention officer who teaches small groups English and maths. He also provides mentoring and counselling.
  • We continue to employ three Learning Mentors to support students who may struggle to come to terms with significant challenges which arise during their education.
  • We have run a Breakfast Club to support students and working parents. Pupil premium students are given subsidised meals. Parents may request a free breakfast for these students.
  • We have employed an Independent Advice & Guidance Counsellor. He supports the careers and guidance curriculum for all students and has a specific focus is on students at risk of becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training). NEET figures remain below national average for Christ’s College.
  • Financial support is to be made available to students from families whose circumstances are particularly challenging, so they can participate fully in the range of school activities and trips.
  • We will pay for music lessons for some students.
  • We provide one to one tuition to students requiring extra help to fully access school’s literacy and numeracy strategies.
  • We have increased the teaching time in English and maths for students struggling to develop key skills so that they have better access to the entire curriculum.
  • We will continue to pay for items of equipment and clothing for some students.
  • We held nurture groups for students who were targeted to work in smaller groups to enhance their skills and confidence and facilitate their transition to secondary school.
  • We are running a number of holiday school lessons in maths, English and science. In all cases where a small fee is charged to students they are offered free of charge to all pupil premium students.
  • We provide an alternative curriculum, using partner institutions, for students who are not suited to the school’s key stage 4 curriculum.
  • We train staff in strategies designed to ‘close the gap’.