Durrington High School

Going beyond our best

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) for disadvantaged students:
Impact of spending/evidencing progress 2015/2016,
Strategies and planned interventions and progress update for 2016/2017

At Durrington we believe that every child should “go beyond their best”. Whatever their starting point, however many challenges they have already/continue to face in life, as a school we are wholeheartedly committed to doing all that we (reasonably) can to ensure that they leave us in year 11 as academically successful and well-rounded individuals.

What is the PPG?
The PPG is paid directly to Durrington High School by the DFE with the purpose of:

  • raising the attainment of disadvantaged students (Pupil Premium students) and closing the gap with their peers,
  • supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces

For 2015/6 the allocated disadvantaged student grant was £258,060. Our estimated grant for 2016/7 is £306,950*. The principle reason for the increase is the school’s expansion to have 5 year groups and hence additional disadvantaged students in year 7 compared to previous years.

(*Note that there are often in-year variations in funding due to various CLA PEP arrangements/ students leaving and joining during the school year)

The PPG is used by the school to raise the attainment of all disadvantaged students and hence is regarded or used as a personal budget.

Durrington High School is a large secondary academy situated in the town of Worthing on the south coast of England. We have a current (Feb 2017) roll of 1698 students of whom 343 (equivalent to 20%) are identified as being disadvantaged. Students are considered disadvantaged as a result of them either:

  • currently being in receipt of free school meals (FSM)
  • at some point in the last 6 years, having been in receipt of FSM (Ever 6 funding)
  • currently living in care: children looked after (CLA) or they have been previously looked after/adopted (pupil premium plus funding)
  • being the child of a person(s) employed in the armed forces (service pupil premium)

Current profile of disadvantaged students as of February 2017

PP web statement updated

  • Durrington High School has made me work harder than what I thought was possible, making me proud of the results I have achieved.