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The Wavell School

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We Care to Challenge

Pupil Premium 2016-17

During 2016-17 The Wavell School had below average number for FSM (free school meal)/E6 students at 159 / 16 %, although this figure has increased over the last 3 years.

We had 177 / 18% Military students and 3 x LAC (Looked After Children).

The Wavell School FSM student number compared to National FSM student number.


Disadvantaged Students - Intervention and Provision 2016-17

  •  Pupil Premium Champion (AHT Pastoral/Admissions).
  • Inclusion Room used to support with curriculum and pastoral needs.
  • Alternative Pathways at Options Evening to support the student’s aspiration to go onto further education.
  • Additional 1:1 support in Maths and English through extra tutoring with highly specialist staff
  • KS2 – 3 Transition work with Primaries includes visits with DHT and AHT and includes extra visits by SENCO.
  • Literacy Coordinator giving weekly additional support through Literacy Leaders in each Tutor Group
  • Drop In Centre set up for Military Students; Health Drop In sessions; Breakfast Club; Fit for Fun sessions; Pastoral Mentoring and Counselling sessions.
  • ELSA 1:1 sessions and Friendship Group sessions.
  • Cool Fire programme for Anger Management support.
  • KS2 Liaison in Science, Design Technology and Year 6 Maths Challenge.
  • Support with Applied Learning Opportunities to ensure participation.
  • Trips to Universities and STEM for PP students.
  • Additional Careers Advisor time for college applications and Careers advice
  • Transition meetings for LAC and most vulnerable FSM students.
  • Peripatetic Music lessons paid for LAC students.
  • Camo Day.
  • Reading Buddies – FSM Targeted.
  • Shakespeare Schools Festival – PP targeted.
  • Mentoring for underachieving vulnerable students.
  • Appropriate alternative pathways set up at Year 9 Options for disadvantaged students
  • Revision materials bought for PP and LAC students.


Future Developments for 2016-2017

At The Wavell School we believe in our school moto of ‘We Care to Challenge’ for all abilities of students, ensuring that we give them aspiration to progress onto Further and Higher education or apprenticeships.

We have invested in overstaffing to ensure we have appropriate class sizes and are striving to ensure that all lessons would be judged as at least ‘good’. We have a Learning Support Team who are highly qualified.

We are always striving to improve our support of the disadvantaged and diminish the difference in their progress.

  • New Staff Induction.
  • Tracking FSM/E6/LAC progress and identifying the most vulnerable, putting in interventions to ensure the student’s success.
  • Personalised Learning Plans for the most vulnerable, disadvantaged students.
  • Student’s Home School partnership, focusing on support for parents to attend Parents Evenings and Partnership Evenings via our Parent Support Advisor and Educational Welfare Officer.
  • Expanded Transition Support working with our primary linked schools on the PP cohort.
  • Young Carer support group to be expanded.
  • Further develop the Well-being/ Drop In Centre for our most vulnerable via our new Pastoral Mentor.
  • KS3 and 4 Health Drop In ‘clubs’ to be further expanded with new team.
  • Developing a sensory garden for vulnerable students.
  • “Fit for Fun” and “Hoola Hoop” sessions targeted for our most vulnerable.


Income and Spend 

PDF icon Income & Spend 



PDF icon Maths Intervention Report 2016-17

PDF icon Disadvantaged Students Intervention Report  2017 Leavers