Denmark Road High School - Our ‘Pupil Premium Promise’
At Denmark Road High School our promise all students:
“Nothing less than positive progress and well-being for all”
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 High School, we are committed to ensuring that every student receives the very best responsive learning and teaching in the classroom through our expectation of excellence (high support, high challenge) at all times. Denmark Road High School has a clear plan to further improve our learning and teaching culture through the development of Metacognition and Formative Assessment, to ensure that all students are active leaders of their own learning
In addition to our determined efforts to further improve our culture of responsive learning and teaching, 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. We offer this promise to ALL of our students. Staff will use data to support their accurate understanding of ALL students needs, so that all colleagues can responsively support student’s holistic development: ‘positive progress and wellbeing for all’.
At Denmark Road High School, our Pupil Premium cohort have a designated senior member of staff and a team of specialist pastoral support to assist with any additional academic or wellbeing needs, whilst also providing enhanced communication and support to eligible families. Pupil Premium eligible families will be personally contacted by our Progress and Wellbeing team and will be given opportunities to share views and ideas about how to improve our future Pupil Premium practice. Pupil Premium students will also receive a one to one Personal Profile meeting twice a year with their Progress and Wellbeing Co-ordinator, as well as termly tutor-based coaching, to support and monitor the individual journeys our Pupil Premium students are following.
Denmark Road High School also guarantees that every Pupil Premium eligible child will be able, and actively encouraged to take part in the whole school experience without financial discrimination. Pupil Premium funding is not allocated to individual students; it is awarded to the school to ensure students receive the very best education – and this starts with excellent learning and teaching. Evidence from the EEF clearly shows that teachers have the biggest impact on all student outcomes and this is where the majority of our funding is spent. We do recognise that for some families there may be financial hardship. If you currently have financial concerns and would like the opportunity to pay for trips, music lessons, uniform or other opportunities in instalments, or to discuss a financial contribution, please email reception@denmarkroad who will pass enquires to our dedicated team. Our aim is that 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 equal and equitable opportunities at fulfilling their dreams and potential.
Details of our spend and strategy for 2021-22 can be found in the document below.
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.
The school does not receive any 'Year 7 Catch Up Premium' funding.