Pupil Premium

The Derby High School is committed to ensuring that all students make the best possible progress.

The Headteacher and senior team provide an uncompromising approach to securing the very best for the students in the school and a determination to provide the best life chances for all students.

The Pupil Premium Lead in the school is Mrs S Lamb.

As a result of a whole school approach over time, significant improvements in the performance of students from disadvantages backgrounds have been secured.

The Pupil Premium is being used to ensure that the school’s personalised approach to learning provides focused help and support and this, combined with our imaginative curriculum tailored to pupils’ needs, is highly effective in ensuring all pupils make excellent progress.

The impact of the spending is reviewed on a termly basis (last review March 2018).


Actions focused on learning in the curriculum

Providing expert intervention in literacy and numeracy, good pupil teacher ratios, a wide range of projects, small group work and individual support all focused on literacy and numeracy

Actions focused on enrichment beyond the curriculum and raising aspirations

Providing a relevant, rich and varied curriculum including memorable inspiring experiences, excellent academic and vocational routes and work related experience for all

Actions focused on social, emotional and behavioural issues

Providing additional pastoral support to overcome the barriers to learning including professional counselling for children with emotional difficulties/family breakdown/bereavement

Actions focused on families and communities

Budget for all projects aimed at community, parental engagement, especially in preparation for transition to the school and overcoming barriers to learning and learning on transition

TOTAL £350,000

(against a budget of £341,000)



Pupil Premium students at The Derby High School attain better results and make more progress during their time here than do students nationally.

In 2017 the Progress 8 value for disadvantaged students was +0.20 and 41% achieved grade 4+ in English and Mathematics. Overall progress measures for this group of students was positive in the EBACC, Sciences, Humanities and Languages. Progress measures in other subjects are also significantly positive (for the third successive year).

The achievement and attainment gaps between disadvantaged students and their peers at The Derby High School have closed (Ofsted Nov 2014) and continue to do so.

The current data for 2017/2018 indicates that Pupil Premium students in Year 11 will make positive progress (P8 Score +0.11)

Progression Post 16

94.1% of Pupil Premium School Leavers progressed to full time education or entered employment with training in 2017.