Saltersgill Avenue, Middlesbrough, Cleveland TS4 3JS

01642 855010

Prince Bishop School

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Pupil Premium is extra funding provided by the Local Authority in order to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11

It is allocated to the school based on how many individual children are

  • registered as eligible for free school meals
  • have been 'Looked After' for 6 months or longer

Ofsted inspections report on how schools’ use of the funding affects the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.

The school's Governing Body and the Head Teacher are held to account by the Local Authority, Ofsted and the Government through performance tables, which include data on:

  • the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding
  • the progress made by these pupils
  • the gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers

NOTE: With Prince Bishop School being a special school for young people who have a Statement of Educational Need (SEN) for Emotional, Behavioural and Social Difficulties, the vast majority of pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium and it is very difficult to truly measure the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.


2014-15 Pupil Premium

In 2014-15, Prince Bishop School received £67,920 in Pupil Premium's. This was mainly allocated to establishing a library and education some of our more challenging students in vocational subjects such as bike maintenance, motor maintenance, hair and beauty etc. This was aimed at the type of student in Prince Bishop School, their abilities and at providing a wider foundation for the relevant students.

2014-15 Pupil Premium Report.


2015-16 Pupil Premium

In 2015-16 it is estimated that Prince Bishop School will receive £73,420 in Pupil Premium funding.

Building on the wider foundation approach taken in 2014-15, the Governing Body have agreed that the 2015-16 allocation will be used to improve attendance and behaviour of relevant pupils with a focus of getting them actively engaged in learning and raising academic progress and achievement.

2015-16 Pupil Premium allocation and use.

The Governing Body have considered the findings of the independent review of the pupil premium at Prince Bishop School and have accepted the recommendations. These recommendations are being introduced through the school development plan to ensure that systems are put in place for senior leaders and Governors to monitor the use of Pupil Premium by requesting updates regarding the actual spend, information regarding pupil progress and the pupil achievement at different assessments.  

2015 - 16 Pupil Premium


Year 7 Catch up Funding for English and Maths.

The year 7 catch-up funding provides an additional £500 for every student who has not achieved level 4 in reading and/or maths at key stage 2.

The additional funding aims to help these students to ‘catch up’ with their peers during their first year in the school.

In 2014-15 Prince Bishop School received funding for 2 students (£1000), which was spent on English and English resources and additional 1-1 interventions.