The Pupil Premium Grant is paid to schools to maximise the potential of disadvantaged children.

At Ashton Community Science College, our primary aim is to bridge the performance gap between our disadvantaged students compared to non-disadvantaged students nationally. Our expectation is to provide quality first teaching for all our students so that they can fulfil their ambitions, as well as providing a variety of opportunities for students to grow and mature.


Barriers to Progress

a) Numeracy, Literacy and Oracy

b) Behaviour of some disadvantaged students

c) Engagement and attainment of students


d) Individual needs of the student

e) Curriculum (KS2-3 transition)

f) Resources

g) Increasing class sizes


h) Staff awareness

i) Individual subject barriers


j) Attendance

k) Punctuality


l) Boys’ Achievement

m) Low student academic aspirations – home/community

n) Low levels of parental support/ability to provide effective parenting

o) Nutrition


Desired Outcomes of our Strategy

  1. Sustained improvement in literacy, numeracy and oracy skills for all disadvantaged students
  2. Sustained progress of all disadvantaged students at Key Stage 3 without limiting the progress of others
  3. Progress gap at KS4 between disadvantaged students and national “other” students to be less than 0.5 of a grade
  4. Increase in the attendance/punctuality of disadvantaged students and the gap to be in line with the national average
  5. Specific focus on the engagement of boys especially disadvantaged boys to reduce the number isolation/exclusion incidents in order to improve attainment
  6. Raised aspirations of all students through a comprehensive CEIAG programme, but especially disadvantaged students.
  7. Increased levels of parental engagement and support to practice effective parenting.

Pupil Premium Spending Strategy Statement

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