Pupil Premium


What is the Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

The Department for Education continue to place an increasing emphasis on closing the achievement gap between students receiving the Pupil Premium and other students, with large amounts of additional funding. There is an increasing accountability on schools in terms of how the funding is used and the impact on student achievement and outcomes.

How much additional funding does Settle College receive?

For the financial year 2021-22, Settle College has been allocated £78, 845, as well as £11, 455 of recovery premium funding.  We have also received a National Tutoring Programme mainstream funding grant of £9517 to support the provision of additional tutoring.

How is Settle College using the funding during the academic year 2021-22?

The funding is used in a variety of ways to increase the academic outcomes of students that receive the Pupil Premium funding.  The use of the funding is separated into three areas: teaching priorities, targeted academic support and wider strategies.

Teaching priorities

Strategies that will be used in this area include:

  • A teaching and learning responsibility for literacy across the curriculum to ensure that all lessons are being used to improve all students’ levels of literacy.
  • HLTA support for a nurture set in year 11.
  • TA support during lessons and out-of-lesson support where required.
  • Subscriptions to online platforms to support learning in the classroom and at home.
Targeted academic support

Strategies that will be used in this area include:

  • Small-group maths and English tuition to supplement the learning from within the lessons where students are working below their target grades.
  • Providing students with the necessary resources to access the curriculum, for example with catering ingredients at KS4.
  • Staffing for revision sessions and providing students with revision materials such as revision guides, as well as access to the online GCSEpod platform.
  • Provision of the Brilliant Club for high ability Key Stage 3 students to promote high aspirations for the future.
  • Running the Settle College summer school for the second year running to support transition for the new Year 7 cohort (recovery premium funding).
Wider strategies

Strategies that will be used in this area include:

  • Prioritised access to the school counselling service.
  • Support for opportunities to enrich the taught curriculum, for example trips and extra-curricular music lessons.
  • Providing students with access to reward activities.
  • Support from the attendance officer to improve students’ attendance, where applicable.

Settle College has a Pupil Premium Strategy Statement, which is updated regularly, that details how the above funding will be used and evaluated.  This can be viewed by clicking on the link below:

Pupil premium statement 2021-22

The school will consider the guidance offered by the Education Endowment Foundation when planning and implementing strategies to raise achievement of target groups.  This is reviewed by the link governor responsible for monitoring the use of the Pupil Premium Funding.


What impact has Pupil Premium Funding had?


2019 results

The 2019 results were based on 13 students who received Pupil Premium funding in Year 11.  The overall Progress 8 score for these students was +0.32, compared to 2019 national average for non-pupil premium students of +0.13 and the 2019 national average for other pupil-premium students of -0.45.  The Pupil Premium students achieved the following progress score for each Progress 8 basket: 

Progress 8 baskets

Pupils eligible for PP at Settle College 2019

(DfE data)

Pupils not eligible for PP National Average 2019

Pupils eligible for PP (North Yorkshire average) 2019

Progress 8 score – English




Progress 8 score – Maths




Progress 8 score – EBacc slots




Progress 8 score – Open slots





2020 results

As the 2020 results were from centre assessed grades, they are not being published and so will not appear on the website.

2021 results

As the 2021 results were from teacher assessed grades, they are not being published and so will not appear on the website