Pupil Premium


Pupil Premium Spending 2016-2017


Pupil Premium Report

Each year Sydenham School receives a Pupil Premium Grant, which is additional to main school funding, to use to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible or who over the last 6 years have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. We also receive funding for children who are in residential care, looked after by foster carers or who have recently found adoptive families and for children whose parents are in the forces.

The level of the premium for this year, the financial year 2016 - 2017, is £935 per pupil and this year we received £363,715.

The Pupil Premium is used at Sydenham School to pay for a range of interventions and activities which provide direct support and provision for students who are eligible and which are proven to have an impact.

Examples include:

  • Free places on Year 7 Transition Residential trip
  • 1-1 or small group tuition in Maths and English
  • Access to teaching and learning supported by a Speech and Language Therapist
  • Staff providing support related to attendance and welfare
  • Learning Mentors
  • Staff providing withdrawal or in-class sessions to support student learning
  • Staffing to provide homework clubs before and after school
  • Resources to support learning, including hardware and software
  • Subsidies for trips and visits
  • Provision of free enrichment activities, such as music lessons
  • Resources for study and revision



Students at Sydenham who are eligible for the Pupil Premium have continued to perform well in most areas.

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