The Pupil Premium Strategy at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic High School reflects the whole school strategy.

Our main aim is to develop the self-esteem, dignity and respect of all members of the community by concentrating on each person’s infinite worth in the eyes of God. Together we celebrate our faith, our diversity and our uniqueness in the eyes of God.

SPHS is “an inclusive school that embraces tolerance, respect and kindness. The school’s culture provides it with a ‘beating heart.’” (Ofsted 2017)

Our philosophy

We are committed to equity and social mobility, ensuring that all students have access to the best of school experiences whatever their starting points and circumstances. We aim to develop in our students a sense of social responsibility as citizens, confidence as individuals and strive to ensure that they are happy and successful learners both at school and in their future working environment.

We want our students to be ready to learn and ready for work.

Our context

St. Peter’s serves the Catholic community in Gloucester, Forest of Dean, Cheltenham and Stroud districts. There are 1535 students on roll. Over 24% of our students qualify for the Pupil Premium. In the past few years, we have seen the attainment gap widen between our disadvantaged students and their non-disadvantaged peers. This has prompted a rigorous review of our Pupil Premium strategy.

Our focus

To support our students, we focus on developing positive relationships in order to personalise their learning experience. Following extensive research (for example from the EEF), sharing good practice with other schools and two Pupil Premium reviews conducted in October 2019 and in November 2019 by Marc Rowland from the Rosendale Research School, we have continued to monitor closely ‘interventions’ in school and focus on the individual needs of our students. We will follow this up by inviting Marc to revisit our school to conduct another review in March 2022.

This academic year has started with challenges like no other due to the pandemic. A key focus is to promote students’ safety and wellbeing, both mental as well as physical, while ensuring that all students have equity of access to the curriculum and wider life of the school.

These actions have helped us consider their barriers to learning. As a result, our Pupil Premium strategy will focus on the following key areas:

Priority 1: Teaching and learning

Good teaching is especially important for pupils with disadvantaged backgrounds.

Priority 2: Partnerships – community, home and school

Strong relationships between pupils and adults are fundamental to success in tackling the causes of educational disadvantage.

Priority 3: Cultural capital, confidence and careers

We have a responsibility to ensure equity of experience for all our students.

The Pupil Premium Strategy 2021 - 2022

Click here for the St Peter's Pupil Premium Action Plan, 2020 - 2021

The Pupil Premium budget for 2021-2022 is £299,808