Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) for disadvantaged students:

Impact of spending/evidencing progress 2015/2016,

Strategies and planned interventions and progress update for 2016-7


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

Number of PP students out of the year group Number of L ability** Number of M ability* Number of H ability*
Year 11 71/351 12 34 25
Year 10 65/354 12 33 20
Year 9  58/330 11 34 11
Year 8 75/324 15 33 26
Year 7 75/329 14 39 19
Total 345      

* note a few students missing KS2 data for ability banding


Evidence of our sustained improvement in attainment and progress

Analysis of 2015 / 16 spending: breakdown and impact

Case study of one effective intervention

Improving our 2016 / 17 provision to create even more impact

2016/7 spending impact to date

All documentation

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy catch-up premium