Pupil Premium Provision
If your child accesses Free School Meals either now or during the past six years, has previously been or is currently a Looked After Child or you are a Forces Family, we receive extra funding from the Government when they join our school. This is known as the Pupil Premium and is designed to allow schools to support these groups of students so that they achieve to the best of their abilities at school and then have enhanced life chances.
At Penistone Grammar School we have a team in place to ensure that we are providing appropriate support to your child in all areas: Mr Gibbins (Vice Principal Raising Achievement); Mrs Butler (Associate Senior Lead: Pupil Premium Champion); Miss Waddington (HLTA Intervention [targeted academic support]); and Mrs Thornhill (Student Engagement Officer [pastoral support]).
Mrs Thornhill and Miss Waddington are based in our bespoke provision Room 1392, where they work to meet our students’ needs from something to eat to the use of a laptop, from a “soft landing” in the morning to an ear to listen to or reading club at lunchtime. Room 1392 represents everything at the core of Penistone Grammar School (1392 is the year our school was formed) and is based on our five core values: Aim High, Be Supportive, Be Proud, Be Brave and Be Determined.
If your child is one of the children for whom we receive the Pupil Premium, we will be informed of this by your primary school and we will be in touch during the final half term to arrange a visit to Room 1392 to meet the team and see what the provision has to offer. We will then also be able to discuss with you what support you might require as part of Transition to Y7.
We can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs E Butler
Associate Senior Lead: Pupil Premium Champion