Pupil Premium


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Ethos and strategy to support disadvantaged students

Our key message: “We are a caring school, committed to the nurturing and safeguarding of everyone. Our values of Leadership, Excellence, Ambition, Respect and No Limits underpin the decency, honesty and empathy consistent with the flourishing of humanity.” We are committed to improving the outcomes & life chances for disadvantaged students.

Quality First Teaching for everyone is our objective at Fitzharrys. This includes:

  • Differentiation and personalisation in our planning and delivery of lessons
  • Ensuring that students understand their learning and how to make progress
  • Checking understanding and nurturing curiosity through rich questioning & Higher Order Thinking Skills
  • Encouraging, praising and rewarding good work and good behaviour for learning
  • Support, stretch and challenge for all
  • Developing independence, reflection and resilience in learning
  • High quality feedback from teachers to promote action and progress from students
  • Effective Triple Impact Marking in line with our policy and expectations

This is especially important for our disadvantaged students. As a school we have agreed to:

  • Know these children and act as their advocates
  • Always mark their books first so that they have quality feedback
  • Consider them in the forefront of our planning
  • Ensure they are indicated on our data seating plans, with an impact on questioning and attention
  • Create opportunities for them to blossom

As well as work in the classroom, there is a committed and effective focus on ensuring strong attendance for disadvantaged students. We also make sure that disadvantaged students can benefit from all the opportunities open to them at Fitzharrys. 



The 2016 results for pupil premium students at Fitzharrys were back to the record breaking results of 2014, with a particularly strong performance in maths and English, but also across all the subjects that pupil premium students took at GCSE.  In maths, pupil premium students did about a third of a grade better than other students. In English they were at least as good. With solid levels of performance in Years 7-10, we know that there is strength in depth at Fitzharrys and that our students are getting the support and challenge that they need and deserve from the start.

As with all groups of students, the Fitzharrys Governors pay close attention to the progress and success of all pupil premium students.

The Pupil Premium Strategy(The Pupil Premium report is updated every year in Term 2).