Pupil Premiums

Sale High School believes that all our students should be able to be successful and we use our Pupil Premium funding to ensure that extra support is available to our student who require it.  A student's outcome should not depend on their background and their background should not affect the ability to enjoy all aspects of school life.


What is Pupil Premium

Schools are allocated a sum of money to support their work with pupils who are entitled to and claim Free School Meals and those who are in local care. Secondary Schools are currently recieving an extra £935 per student for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years .  Currently at Sale High School 44% of students have been eligible for and claimed free school meals in the last 6 years.  We also have a small number of our children are in local care, for which the school receives extra funding.

We spend the pupil premium funding in line our policy:

Pupil Premium Policy

The funding is targetted to ensure it targets the pupils who need it most.  The breakdown of where the funding was spent during the last academic year can be viewed below, it also includes our future plans and evalution of the outcomes.

Pupil Premium Breakdown


Year 7 Catch-Up Premium

As well as Pupil Premium, the Government has made a commitment to provide additional funding (£500 per pupil) to schools for each year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least level 4 in the Key Stage 2 national curriculum tests in reading and/or mathematics. At Sale High we use the funding to deliver additional support, such as individual tuition or intensive support in small groups, for those pupils that most need it.

We target all our inteventions based ont eh student's individual needs, we currently offer some of the following interventions to pupils:

  • One-to-one support.
  • The Lexia reading programme.
  • Readers Club.
  • Small group maths intervention.
  • EAL tutorials
  • Support from External Agencies