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The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

Pupil Premium

Disadvantaged Pupils Report 2015-16

Since April 2011, the Government has provided Pupil Premium Funding which is additional to main school funding. The purpose of this is to further support the education of every student who is a Looked After or adopted Child, currently claiming Free School Meals or who has claimed Free School Meals in the last six years.


Our Disadvantaged Pupils’ programme aims to:

  • To improve progress and outcomes by ensuring all disadvantaged pupils are on track to meet or exceed their targets
  • To narrow the gap in outcomes between these pupils and their peers
  • To improve engagement in and attitude to learning
  • To improve access to learning
  • To raise aspirations and confidence

Our provision is targeted to help narrow the gaps for disadvantaged pupils but we are aware that these students are often part of other significant groups within the school: SEN, EAL, G&T, White boys, Black Caribbean. The whole school focus is on ensuring that all students make at least expected progress so some of our interventions are directed towards all pupils that will benefit from them as well as for disadvantaged pupils.

In 2015-16, our Year 11 cohort of disadvantaged pupils was 62 which is 22% of the year group.

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