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Pupil Premium

School Pupil Premium Statement:

The Government believes that pupil premium is the best way to address inequalities between pupils in specific groups. It is therefore used to tackle disadvantage in order to reach the pupils who need it most.


National data shows that pupils that have been eligible for free school meals at any point in time have lower attainment than those who have never been eligible.


Our school identifies more disadvantage pupils than the number in average schools. In some year groups, our disadvantage pupils make up to 50%. We have always maintained good outcomes for these pupils however changes to the standards of the National Curriculum means that more needs to be done in school to support these pupils in achieving higher attainment.

At Bentley High Street we recognise that not all children who receive free school meals are disadvantaged and that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged will qualify for free school meals.


Pupil Premium Leads:

Miss Austwick Andy Gray Mrs Davey Miss Pearce Mr Davies
Headteacher Pupil Premium Governor Deputy Headteacher Assistant Headteacher Middle Leader

Associate leads:

  • Miss Beresford - Pastoral Team Manager

  • Mrs Davies - Mental Health Lead

  • Mrs Wood - Attendance

  • Mrs Gilbert - Family Liaison/Family learning 


Previous Year Spending and impact:

See 2016-17 Action Plan


Pupil premium grant allowance 2018/19:



Action Plan 2017-2018 provides information regarding:

  • Summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at our school

  • How we will spend it and why

  • How we will measure it


Our school Governor for Pupil Premium is Andy Gray. He regularly meets with the Heads of School and TLRs to ensure the school is achieving the actions outlined in the plan. Termly reviews are provided by Mrs Cartwright and Miss Austwick and given to the full Governing body.