Pupil Premium & Year 7 Catch Up Funding

The Pupil Premium at Chertsey High School

At Chertsey High School we are committed to supporting our students achieve their full potential in all areas of school life and believe that their academic progress should not be impacted by their personal circumstances or vulnerabilities. Research shows that young people who have a background with less wealth tend to make less progress in school compared to young people who are from backgrounds with more financial support. The government allocates Pupil Premium funding to schools to break this cycle of underachievement for these young people, who are referred to as Disadvantaged Learners. Students who have been in receipt of Free School Meals at any stage in the last six years, have been adopted from care or who are currently looked after under the auspices of the local authority qualify as Disadvantaged Learners. Schools also receive additional funding to support the children whose parents/carers are in the armed forces. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium (‘PP’) as they see fit. However, schools are to be held accountable for how the PP has been used.


Our strategies for improving the performance of disadvantaged students are based on research by The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) which identified that schools which made the biggest difference were guided by these seven principles for success:

  • Whole-school ethos of attainment for allThumbnail image (8)
  • Addressing behaviour and attendance
  • High quality teaching for all
  • Meeting individual learning needs
  • Deploying staff effectively
  • Data-driven and responding to evidence
  • Clear, responsive leadership


At Chertsey High School we believe that we embody these building blocks every day in our support for our Disadvantaged Learners. We recognise that this is not a process that ever stops and are committed to continuing this work so that every student can achieve their full potential. We prioritise high quality teaching across the whole school. We recognise that sometimes students will need additional support to achieve their potential; we use the Pupil Premium funding to support whole-school initiatives as well as intervention programmes, specifically targeted at individual Disadvantaged Learners.


In the current academic year 2020/2021 there are 137 disadvantaged learners on roll in Years 7-10, comprising 22% of our student cohort.

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Pupil Premium Lead


Pupil Premium Deputy Lead

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Mr Hicks

Mr Hicks

Head of Year 7
I am proud to teach at a school that values and loves every child for who they are. Here at Chertsey High School we look to develop children holistically and I couldn't imagine a better place to do it.
Year 8

Year 8

The care and support of the teachers and the modern facilities will make your dreams become reality.  
Miss Brazier

Miss Brazier

SENCO & Assistant Headteacher
I am delighted to be part of the SLT as well as SENCO. Students are polite, respectful and show curiosity to learn. We support learning enabling students to reach their full potential.
Year 8

Year 8

There is so much opportunity to excel here and the amazing staff have guided me to where I am now. The hospitality shown here is great and I have learnt so much.  
Mrs Willoughby

Mrs Willoughby

Maths Teacher
Creating a passion in children for maths is the best feeling in the world. That moment when a child's face lights up because they understand!
Year 9

Year 9

Within Chertsey High the teachers are extremely committed to making the best lessons they can to ensure the students can find their best way of learning.


Changing States of Mind @LucindaP0well - Dec 4
It was a real pleasure to host the #MentalHealth in #Schools Q&A panel on Wednesday. The podcast & video will be available @OpogoEducation community soon. Here's a taster of Zelia Munnik from @ChertseyHigh talking about working with external agencies. https://t.co/X8pmGh9DGx
- Dec 3
We might be feeling ‘sour’ that we can’t see our amazing students, but we sure do have some ‘sweet’ families and friends in our Chertsey High School family. On behalf of all staff and teachers, thank you so much Mrs Lynch and George in year 9 for much needed ‘pick me up’ today. https://t.co/bTpbHZ1mS6
CHS Science @ChertseyHighSci - Dec 3
Some ingenious creativity shown by our Year 9 students carrying out chromatography experiements at home!! https://t.co/pZar1lDmZz
Abbey Rangers FC @fc_abbeyrangers - Dec 1
Any step 3 - 5 clubs looking for a run out this Saturday. 2 pm kick off on our 3G against our 1sts!! Anyone interested get in touch!! https://t.co/auruHiSRh9
- Nov 30
What a day! We came in ready to take on remote learning and despite a few technical difficulties, we are pleased that we had 97% attendance across the school. A big thank you for your support and patience in what has been a challenging and frustrating time for us all. #Chertsey
Chertsey High Pe @ChertseyHighPe - Nov 30
Students taking part in the inter-house competition during there PE lessons this week. How many miles or km can you run, walk or cycle this week? https://t.co/Gh2KL2ZUHY
Year 7 @ CHS @Year712 - Nov 30
Proud of each and every last one of our Year 7s today, who took the challenge of home learning today on with great enthusiasm and resilience. Well done all, and can’t wait to see you all again soon!
- Nov 28
Please find attached a letter regarding closure of the CHS school building from Monday 30th November. Please read the letter for detailed information regarding home learning arrangements and logistics. #StrongerTogether2020 https://t.co/y1Wa6YMFIp
- Nov 28
Always be thankful 💜 https://t.co/qQoJcyr1U0
- Nov 28
Theme of the week for week beginning 30th November: Humility 💜 https://t.co/8kgEafKHd8
Chertsey High Pe @ChertseyHighPe - Nov 27
Year 7 inter-house football league results for week one Newton currently top of the table with 6 points. Who will be top next week? ⚽🏆 https://t.co/mQxyYWyksa
- Nov 26
There are certain places where COVID-19 spreads more easily: 1️⃣ Crowded places 2️⃣ Close-contact settings 3️⃣ Confined and enclosed spaces Avoid the 3️⃣ Cs. https://t.co/XBqTmvoCNP
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