Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It’s designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers.

At Patcham High School we seek to use the resource of the Pupil Premium to support Disadvantaged students in making good progress and provide them with the means required to reach their full potential. It is a key aim to remain aspirational for all students at PHS and ensure that those who are at risk of underachieving due to being Disadvantaged are tracked effectively by teachers, ensuring support is discreet to eliminate stigma. We are ambitious to reduce the difference between the progress of our disadvantaged students compared with non-disadvantaged students nationally. It is through a multifaceted approach that we seek to ensure excellent progress for all our students. Informed by national research, we understand the key factors in achieving this are a relentless drive to improve the quality of teaching and learning in the classroom, underpinned by strong pastoral support, including by our advocate team and an enrichment offer that ensures our disadvantaged students develop as confident learners, well placed to flourish beyond school.

If you think you may qualify for support please contact Ryan Irvine (Year 7), Audrey Kenny (Year 8), Cameron Finlay (Year 9), Chris Vafeas (Year 10) or Jamie Guiver (Year 11).

If you have any general enquires about the pupil premium, please contact Ruth Astley.

Pupil Premium Strategy and Report 2018-19

Pupil Premium Strategy and Report 2017-18

Pupil Premium Strategy and Report 2016-17

Advice on, and where to apply for Free School Meals (FSM)

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit – if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

Please find the link below to see if you qualify for extra funding for your child.



Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Fund

Students who begin at PHS having not achieved the expected standard in reading or maths will receive additional support from our Maths & English Coach.

Year 7 Literacy & Numeracy Catch-Up Premium