Pupil Premium

What is it?

The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children registered for a free school meal, further reinforcing the importance of making sure all those who qualify are actually registered.


"GTS deploy a fully supportive, integrated team to bridge the gap, effectively using the pupil premium to maximise achievement and progress.  The impact of this is reflected clearly by the fact that progress of those in receipt of the Pupil Premium is in line with, and in some cases exceeds that of other pupils "
- Jo Simpson, Pupil Premium Governor


Great Torrington Statistics 2012-13

Pupil Premium Income: £135,463
Expenditure: £112,263
Carried Forward to 2013/14: £23,200
Currently eligible for FSM: 58


2013 Year 11 Exam Result Headlines

  • GTS Pupil Premium pupils achieved average points scores above the national average, both in GCSE and Vocational subjects

  • GTS Pupil Premium pupils achieved results higher than the national average in the English Baccalaureate, Languages and Humanities

  • Value added for GTS Pupil Premium pupils was above national average in English, Maths, Science, Languages and Humanities

  • GTS Pupil Premium pupils made progress at least in line with, and in some cases greater than non-Pupil Premium pupils in English & Maths


How has the Premium been used?

The Premium has been spent on the employment of staff in key roles to have direct impact on students’ learning and outcomes.

These include:

  • Pupil Coaches

  • Maths Coaching

  • Literacy Coaching

  • Additional support and mentoring

Impact of the funding

100% of those FSM students predicted to achieve 5A*-C including English & Maths did so
More to follow including Post-16 destinations.


For more information on what Pupil Premium is and why it’s so important please Click Here.