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Due to Covid-19 and the cancellations of externally assessed examinations in 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, the data on this page is up to and including  2018-2019 exam results. 
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Impact - Closing the gap yearly trend
Pupil premium

The school, in line with national policy, aims to close the gap between the progress of Disadvantaged and Non Disadvantaged students. Students at The Burgate who are Disadvantaged are improving their academic performance and the gap between the Disadvantaged and Non Disadvantaged is narrowing year on year. The graph above demonstrates that the school has successfully closed the gap between Disadvantaged students and their non Disadvantaged peers nationally.

 Statutory Information for Academic Year 2021 -2022

Pupil premium is additional funding provided by the Government to enhance the education of the most socio-economically deprived. These include children in care, adopted children, those students entitled to Free School meals (currently or within the last 6 years).

The amount of Pupil Premium allocated to The Burgate School and Sixth Form during the academy financial year 2020-2021 is £123,196 based upon pupils eligible for support under this framework.

The main barriers to educational achievement that the disadvantaged children in this school face:

  • In some cases disadvantaged students may have low expectations of their ability to perform well in an educational setting based on poor experiences leading to underachievement . The school should strive to achieve high expectations for all especially disadvantaged students and ensure they can rapidly catch up.

  • In some cases students do not have sufficient access to educational resources at home to support their learning. The school should ensure disadvantaged students are fully equipped for learning both in and outside of the classroom.

  • Persistent low attendance of a small number of disadvantaged children. The school will endeavour to work with students and parents to improve attendance rates for those students some of whom face considerable barriers.

  • The school should seek to encourage open communication with parents of disadvantaged students to help support the learning of students. Parents know their children best and are vital to the work of this school in working out the barriers which individual pupils may face.

How the school spend pupil premium funding to address these barriers and the reasons for the approach chosen:


The Pupil Premium funding is spent in the following areas to support Disadvantaged students:

  • Leadership and Management

  • Literacy and Numeracy Intervention

  • Attendance, pastoral and home support

  • Teaching and learning

  • Extra Curricular and careers support

How the school measures the impact of the pupil premium:

  • The School is tracking the academic progress of every individual in receipt of the Pupil Premium with our collective focus being to personalise provision for each individual to maximize their potential. Any individual not making expected progress is identified with an action plan to move forward. This could involve any range of the strategies above as required by the student.

  • We require the outcomes for all our pupils in receipt of the Pupil Premium to be in line with national benchmarking.

  • Teachers are required to report on the progress of each disadvantaged student at least three times a year. This progress data is checked through book reviews, student interviews and in-lesson monitoring.

  • The Pupil Premium strategy for the school is overseen by an allocated member of the schools’ Leadership Team, whose responsibility it is to plan for, carry out and review the needs of the individual students in the school’s care.

Pupil Premium Allocation Information for Academic Year 2021/2022

For a comprehensive breakdown of the 2020/2021 allocation, strategy, income & expenditure Breakdown. Please click here.

Pupil Premium Allocation Information for Academic Year 2020/2021

For a comprehensive breakdown of the 2020/2021 allocation, please click here to see the Pupil Premium Strategy Overview and click here to see the Pupil Premium Strategy, Income & Expenditure Breakdown.

Pupil Premium Allocation Information for Academic Year 2019/2020

For a comprehensive breakdown of the 2019/2020 allocation, please click here to see the Pupil Premium Strategy Overview and click here to see the Pupil Premium Strategy, Income & Expenditure Breakdown. Due to Covid -19 we have an amended impact statement for 2019/2020 which can be found here. A further impact statement to assess the provision for Disadvantaged students during lockdown can be found here.

Aspiration Questionnaire

A survey of 300 Disadvantaged and Non Disadvantaged students was carried out in 2018.  The results, shown here, demonstrate there is little by the way of a gap with regards to the aspirations of both groups of students. 

Hampshire County Council Report on our Pupil Premium Provision

In June 2017 the school commissioned an external review by Hampshire County Council of its provision for Pupil Premium students. As a result of the review, a number of actions were identified and put into place and a follow-up visit was undertaken by Hampshire County Council on 14 December 2018 to measure the school’s progress.


We are delighted to share the report which followed the local authority’s visit in December which details the school’s determination and significant progress in addressing the aspects raised during its last Ofsted inspection around improving outcomes for disadvantaged students.


Download Hampshire County Council Pupil Premium report.