Statement of Intent
This statement details our school’s use of pupil premium (and recovery premium for the 2021 to 2022 academic year) funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils.
It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year’s spending of pupil premium had within our school.
At Hornchurch High School we want all of our students to aspire to achieve their potential, irrespective of their demographic context. This should partly be reflected in the academic progress that students make and in the GCSE grades with which they continue to post-16 study or employment. It should also be reflected in an equivalence between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students with regard to data on attendance, rewards, behaviour, participation in extra-curricular activities, aspirations and general student wellbeing. We classify disadvantaged students as those eligible for the pupil premium. Our strategy is directed at securing our objectives by addressing barriers to learning while taking remedial action on areas which require attention. The difficulties associated with some of these areas have become more acute following the impact of the pandemic. The key strands of our strategy are (i) ensuring we deliver high-quality teaching (ii) providing a range of targeted interventions for those students who are identified through a rigorous system of tracking.
Please refer to the attached document for full details of our pupil premium policy.