Pupil Premium Information

A summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by Bishop Challoner pupils eligible for Pupil Premium

At Bishop Challoner Catholic Federation of Schools It is imperative that all children, despite their backgrounds and life experiences all have the opportunities to succeed. As a school in a borough identified as having 43.3% of child poverty in the UK (Child Poverty Action Group, 2017), many students suffer in some way from the effects of poverty and deprivation: low levels of aspiration and expectations; poor literacy and numeracy; lack of cultural enrichment; lack of family experience of university and professional careers; broken family structures; mental health issues, poor diet and housing issues. In line with guidance from the Department of Education, Bishop Challoner Catholic Federation of Schools aims to support our disadvantaged students though a range of targeted intervention and whole school initiatives including pastoral and academic, details of which are provided in the pupil premium spending document.

The school is at forefront of Pupil Premium provision and research into most effective ways of using the additional funding to ensure all young people progress at equally fast rates.The school works very closely with other Tower Hamlets schools and primaries to ensure a smooth transition of pupils.


Criteria for measuring the effect of the Pupil Premium

-  Increased rates of progress in all subjects, with the gap between PP and non PP students narrowing.

- Gaps in attendance by year group between PP and non PP students narrowed and improved attendance for PP students

- A reduction in the number of students who risk becoming NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training)

.- A reduction in the number of Fixed Term and Permanent exclusions across the school and narrowed gaps in exclusions between PP and non PP students.


How the Pupil Premium will be used this Financial Year to overcome these barriers (2018/2019 Financial Year planned spend)


Financial Year


Financial Year


Financial Year


Financial Year


Financial Year 2017/2018

Financial Year 2018/2019

Bishop Challoner Girls’ School







Number of Pupil Premium pupils







Funding received







Bishop Challoner Boys’ School







Number of Pupil Premium pupils







Funding received








2017/2018 Financial Year spend

Tutor Programme


Summer Transition Provision


Duke of Edinburgh award


Attendance and Welfare Advisors


SEN Behaviour Support


Educational Psychology Service


Careers Services


Speech and Language Therapy


Music Tuition


Tower Hamlets Youth Sports Foundation


Tower Hamlets Educational Business Partnership


Therapy Provision


Fair Access Protocol




2018/2019 Financial Year planned spend

Summer Transition Provision – to provide the new Year 7 pupils with the opportunity to settle in to Bishop Challoner before starting the academic year £12,000


Duke of Edinburgh award - provides students with the opportunity to pursue a programme designed to help make young people into well rounded individuals £13,000


Attendance and Welfare Advisors - buy in additional services over and above the core provided by the LA to improve school attendance, reduce truancy and to ensure that pupils fully benefit from education £95,000


Educational Psychology Service - the service provides direct psychological support to schools, children and families where there are concerns about a child’s learning and development. £6,000


Careers Services – to help pupils make informed realistic decisions, matching their own skills, abilities and aspirations to the opportunities available and broadening their horizons, raising attainment and achievement and reducing drop-out rates, unemployment and poverty £19,250


Speech and Language therapy - provide services to children with a statement of special educational needs specifying speech and language therapy £14,633


Music Tuition – to provide high quality instrumental and vocal teaching together with the free loan of instruments for pupils £47,472


Tower Hamlets Youth Sports Foundation – to provide outstanding opportunities and support for young people in Tower Hamlets to reach their potential, realise their ambitions and develop personally through sport £5,652


Tower Hamlets Educational Business Partnership - charity that bridges the gap between pupils and the world of work, providing fair and equal opportunities that enable pupils to broaden their horizons, igniting a determination to fulfil their aspirations £40,160


Therapy Provision – to address emotional, social and behavioural difficulties of a pupil that can impact on their learning, attainment and achievement £82,000


Fair Access Protocol - resource for FAP managed move referrals that do not return to mainstream school as well as for pupils where it is agreed they will require two year AP provision at the PRU or CGW from the outset £15,000


Whole School literacy and numeracy co-ordinators and Challenge the Gap co-ordinators - £134,542


Parental Engagement Team - £103,610




GCSE Outcomes 2017-18

Bishop Challoner Girls’ School


Key Measure



All (138)


Non-PP (68)


PP (70)

Grade 4 or above in GCSE RE




Grade 4 or above in GCSE English




Grade 4 or above in GCSE Mathematics




9-4 grades English and Mathematics




Total A8 score




Attaining EBacc suite of qualifications




P8 Overall






Bishop Challoner Boys’ School


Key Measure



All (114)


Non-PP (50)


PP (64)

Grade 4 or above in GCSE RE




Grade 4 or above in GCSE English




Grade 4 or above in GCSE Mathematics




9-4 grades English and Mathematics




Total A8 score




Attaining EBacc suite of qualifications




P8 Overall






Next review of Pupil Premium strategy


The Pupil Premium strategy will be reviewed at the Finance and Premises Committee meeting in Spring 2019.




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