Pupil Premium & Year 7 Catch Up Funding

Education has the power to change everything. At Chertsey High School, we aim to ensure that every child gets the best deal in every lesson, every interaction and every experience of every day in school.

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.


- Apr 9
We share in the sadness of the nation at the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh. We are privileged to have supported his vision, helping young people gain essential skills through the D of E Award. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family at this sad time. Rest in Peace https://t.co/kjULgOMc4H
Surrey News @SurreyNews - Apr 8
Symptom-free test kits now available for collection for all adults in Surrey https://t.co/Q1YHzBNpPz
- Apr 8
Calling our CHS family 📣 Some holiday fun - get to know Mr Ball, our head of PE even better! 💜 #CHSfamily #POPQUIZ https://t.co/k5LCdxX1Wz
- Apr 8
Anyone in the same household, childcare or support bubble as a school/nursery pupil or someone who works in a school, nursery or college, is eligible for twice weekly symptom-free testing. Please read https://t.co/ES1L2zRTFI ... for more details.. https://t.co/IT6g2R09aM
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- Apr 5
Testing notice 📣 Following the success of the asymptomatic testing programme on the return to school, it is vital to keep testing at home throughout the Easter holidays and into the summer term. #COVID19 https://t.co/QH90iaAWyC
- Apr 4
Jesus is ALIVE! “He isn’t here - He has risen victoriously, just as He said! Come inside the tomb and see the place where our Lord was lying.” Matthew 28:6 Happy Easter CHS family 💜 #EasterSunday2021 https://t.co/4SvBT4usJQ
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- Apr 3
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- Apr 2
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