The Cavendish School is a large secondary school, where the number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium is slightly above the national average, and increasing.
For the school year 2014-15:
- Number on Roll = 932
- SEN = 14.7%
- FSM = 13%
- FSM6 = 33%
- EAL = 7.1%
- CLA = 1.2%
The Pupil Premium for 2014-15 was allocated to local authorities and schools with pupils on roll in January 2014 who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years. The school receives approximately £935 for each of these pupils. Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils. For the financial year 2014-15 The Cavendish School received £255,255 Pupil Premium funding; for the financial year 2015-16, the funding is £250,580.
For more information view the full Pupil Premium Impact Statement or see the Pupil Premium Strategic Intent 2016
Year 7 Catch-up Premium Information
"The school is beginning to make effective use of pupil premium funding and the gap in performance between disadvantaged students and others is narrowing. In 2014, their attainment was lower than that of their classmates and that found nationally by half a grade in English and one grade in mathematics. These students are now making progress closer to that of their peers in English, and reliable school assessments show that the picture is improving for 2015 in mathematics."
"Year 7 students who join the school with below-average attainment make good progress. This is because 'catch up' funding for these students is used to give them individual help in reading, writing and mathematics."
Ofsted, May 2015