Pupil Premium

The full 3 year Pupil Premium Report and Statement (2022/25) can be found here

If you have any questions or queries regarding the pupil premium please contact:

Joshua Burns, Associate Assistant Headteacher - joshua.burns@swale.at

At Peacehaven Community School, we are committed to fostering a culture of academic excellence and inclusivity, ensuring that all students, particularly those eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant, receive the support necessary to achieve their full potential. We understand that social and economic inequalities can impede a student's academic progress, and thus, we employ evidence-based strategies to overcome these challenges and boost their academic performance.

Our approach to raising the attainment of our Pupil Premium students is firmly grounded in Quality First Teaching (QFT), which has been proven to have the most significant impact on closing the achievement gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students. Our teachers utilise research to inform their pedagogy, ensuring that our students receive personalised, innovative and engaging teaching that nurtures their cognitive and social-emotional development.

To address the specific challenges faced by our Pupil Premium students, we implement targeted interventions designed to diagnose and address gaps in their knowledge and skills. These interventions are tailored to each student's unique needs and are informed by educational research, ensuring that our students are provided with the tools they need to overcome barriers to their learning.

In addition to academic support, we recognise the importance of attendance and wellbeing in achieving positive outcomes for our students. Our pastoral care team works closely with Pupil Premium students to identify and overcome barriers to attendance, fostering a sense of belonging and a strong connection to our school community.

Peacehaven Community School is unwavering in our commitment to providing the highest quality education to all students, irrespective of their socio-economic background. By harnessing the power of research and evidence-based approaches, we empower our Pupil Premium students to aspire, believe, contribute and achieve, equipping them with the knowledge, skills and confidence to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

To ensure they are effective we will:

Challenge Number Details of challenge
1 Attendance at school is low for PP students when compared to non-PP students.
2 Literacy, including reading ages are low. These have been made worse by COVID-19 school closures and general access to appropriate reading materials at home
3 Learning gaps have been exacerbated by COVID-19 school closures.
4 Lack of motivation and aspiration for educational progress and success which may lead to a lack of destination and result in potential NEETs.
5 Increase in cases of social, mental health and well being including safeguarding issues.
6 Lack of access to home learning resources such as laptops, internet, revision and study skills’ materials.
7 Lack of access and interest to attend activities that provide cultural capital such as the theatre, museums, art exhibits, sporting events etc.

Summary Information

Academic Year 2022/
Total PP
£321,548 Date of most recent PP Review September 2022
894 Number of students eligible for PP 265  Date for
next internal review of this strategy
2023 (Internal)

2023 (External)

Current Attainment

Measure PPI 2022 Non PPI 2022 Gap 2022

Basics (%)












Historical Attainment

Measure PPI 2018 Non PPI 2018 Gap 2018 PPI 2017 Non PPI 2017 Gap 2017
Basics (%) 46.2 72.4 26.2 25 57.7 32.7
A8 36.39 45.89 9.5 27.51 41.87 14.36
P8 -0.40 0.23 0.63 -1.20 -0.34 0.86

Pupil Premium Strategy Plan (3 Year) 2022-25

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021-22

Pupil Premium 2019-20

Pupil Premium 2018-19