Pupil Premium Statement

Summary Information

  Number of pupils and Pupil Premium Grant received
  2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Total number of pupils on roll 791 790 792 771 796 821
Total number of PPG 129 134 154 140 145 145
% of pupils who receive PPG 16.31% 16.96% 19.44% 18.16% 18.22% 17.66%
Amount of PPG per pupils £660 £900 £935 £935 £935 935
Total amount of PPG Final £77,400 £120,600 £143,990 £129,995 £116,000 £135,575


Key Priority

Pupil Premium is additional funding intended to support our students currently on or who have, in the previous six years, received free school meals (FSM/everFSM6) and/or are looked after young people (CLA) or the children of Service families.


The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Coalition Government in April 2011. This additional funding is paid to schools in respect of their disadvantaged students:

  • Students who have been registered for free schools meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years
  • Students looked after continuously by the local authority for more than six months
  • Students from Service families

FSM is the main student level measure of deprivation available to schools and the link between FSM eligibility and school underachievement nationally is very strong. The academic abilities of our students are above the national average and this is reflected in our results. Schools receive Pupil Premium funding to support their eligible students and narrow the attainment gap between them and their peers.

The Pupil Premium for 2012-13 was set by the Government at £600 per eligible student; with a smaller amount £250 paid to schools in respect of children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. The Pupil Premium for 2013-14 rose to £900 per eligible student. The Pupil Premium for 2016-17 is £935 per eligible student.

The performance of Pupil Premium (PP) students at Stretford Grammar is significantly higher than similar students nationally in all of the key indicators and the Pupil Premium funding has accelerated the learning and enhanced the achievement of these students and many other identified cohorts. We set challenging targets for all of our students (including our PP students) and are focused upon narrowing the gap in achievement between this group and their peers.

Our outstanding results at GCSE are the result of a cohesive whole school intervention strategy which is designed to maximise the achievement of all. The PP funding we receive has benefited our PP students as evidenced by the achievement data in the above table. Additionally, many of the interventions we have implemented have enhanced the achievement of many other ‘vulnerable’ students and similarly, improvement initiatives such as the implementation of a new progress and achievement data tracking software has been for the benefit of all students.

At Stretford Grammar we value and recognise that if students are to make optimum progress, they need to feel safe and secure. Pupil Premium funding enables school to allow additional targeted intervention through the implementation of a new Learning Support Centre in order to provide specific support.

2017-2018 Pupil Premium Strategy Statement: