Pupil Premium Funding

What is Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)?

The aim of the Pupil Premium Grant is to support schools in raising the achievement of their most disadvantaged pupils. More specifically, it is hoped that these pupils will benefit from increased social mobility and have improved chances of accessing higher education. Schools are free to spend the PPG as they see fit.

National research shows that children who have been eligible for Free School Meals, at any point in their school career, have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible.

It is self-evident that pupils claiming Free School Meals, and those who are looked after at Dysart School already fall into the key group that is vulnerable to underachievement, namely severe and complex learning disabilities. Therefore, it can be argued that the application of the PPG can have wider benefits to all pupils at Dysart School.

Pupil Premium Grant Statement 2016-17 and Action Plan 2017-18

Pupil Premium Grant Statement 2015-16 and Action Plan 2016-17

You are rightly proud of your work around pupil wellbeing, and ensuring pupils are ready for learning.  This has enabled you to establish a calm and purposeful learning environment for pupils with considerable needs.

Ofsted 2019

Latest News

Christmas in the Community

Last Thursday, 22 students from Dysart went to Kingston to celebrate the start of Christmas. As part of Kingston’s Christmas celebrations, Dysart School was invited to sing in Kingston’s Marketplace along with other schools from OHCAT. The pupils sang a …

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Student Voice at Kingston Guildhall

On 21st November, one of our Year 11 students was invited to Kingston Guildhall to give a short presentation to members of the Accessibility and Mobility Committee.  He very clearly and confidently gave them feedback about his recent experiences of Kingston …

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Dysart Celebrates Children in Need

On Friday 15th November, we held a celebration day for Children in Need. Across the school, lots of different fun activities were organised. Staff and pupils dressed up for the occasion and the day culminated in a whole-school fun disco …

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Lower School Residential A Huge Success

Two groups of pupils from our Lower School department visited Butlins during the week beginning 14th October for a residential visit. The first group visited from Monday to Wednesday, with the second group visiting from Wednesday to Friday. Pupils took …

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