Denmark Road High School - Our ‘Pupil Premium Promise’
Low social mobility and lack of educational opportunity is arguably the biggest social challenge of our times: the income gap between the richest and poorest in society continue to widen, while education opportunities remain overwhelmingly dominated by children from the most privileged homes.
Sutton Trust, 2014
At Denmark Road we are committed to ensuring that every student receives the very best teaching and learning in the classroom through our ‘minimum excellence’ criteria which focuses on the following six key areas; feedback, explanation & modelling, practice & independence, questioning & class discussions and engagement & inspiration.
In addition to our minimum excellence criteria, Denmark Road’s ‘Pupil Premium Promise’ will enable every Pupil Premium eligible student to fulfil their potential and achieve success, both inside and outside of the classroom. Staff will use data to accurately understand the needs of eligible students, who will be given priority (first feedback & marking, focused questioning), prioritised teaching and learning monitoring (lesson observations, learning walks) and regular extended school opportunities to reinforce classroom learning (Access to uniform, books, trips).
At Denmark Road High School our Pupil Premium cohort have their own designated support led by the Student Support Advisor to assist with any additional academic or pastoral needs, whilst also providing enhanced communication and support to eligible families. Pupil Premium eligible families will be personally contacted by …. and will be given opportunities to share views and ideas about how to improve our future Pupil Premium practice.
Denmark Road High School also guarantees that every Pupil Premium eligible child will be able to take part in, and be actively encouraged to do so, the whole school experience without financial discrimination. This journey begins with a fully funded place on a Y7 bonding trip (with further funding towards another trip between years 8 -11), followed by the chance to sign up to take part on a fully funded place on the Duke of Edinburgh award. We aim for all eligible students to have equal opportunity for participation, leadership and opportunity in all areas of life at Denmark Road High School.
At Denmark Road High School we aim for our ‘Pupil Premium Promise’ to provide the platform for every eligible child to have a fulfilling and successful school experience.
Please download our latest strategy and evaluation document below for Pupil Premium spending.
Is my child eligible for Free School Meals?
Please find this information in the ‘downloads’ section which includes a link to an application form for FSM from the Local Authority.