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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium and recovery PREMIUM


At Seaham High School, our underlying principle is that school should support all young people to make progress and reach their potential regardless of background or starting point. We ensure that student choices are not limited by self-belief, opportunity or circumstance. We know that quality first teaching improves the attainment and progress of our most vulnerable students and as a school, we invest greatly in this. Our bespoke CPD (continuous professional development) programme provides regular training opportunities for all staff to enable them to create high quality and supportive learning environments for all groups of students.

What is Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium is a grant of additional funding allocated to schools specifically to support disadvantaged students. Schools have the freedom to spend this allocation in a way they think will best support raising the achievement of students who have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) within the last six years. Additionally, Pupil Premium Plus (PP+) is for students who are or have previously been looked after children (LAC). The school receives this as additional ‘ring-fenced’ funding for these students. To be eligible for this PP+ funding these students need to have been looked after continuously by the Local Authority for more than six months.

Pupil Premium Report

A full pupil premium strategy can be viewed at the links below. This document covers barriers to future attainment, external barriers, outcomes and specific targeted support.

Impact of Pupil Premium spend (45% of learners)

Progress 8 scores for pupil premium students

2023 2022 2021 2020 2019
-0.18 -0.27 0.05 -0.17 -0.48

A request can be made to our Deputy Headteacher:

Covid recovery

Covid Catch up funding archive