In 2015/16, the percentage of FSM pupils (including pupils previously registered within the last six years) was 71.5%. The percentage of Looked After Children was 0.6%.
The amount of Pupil Premium allocated to Platanos College for the 2014-2015 Financial Year was £692,835. The amount for 2015-2016 was £633,172. The amount we expect to receive for 2016-2017 is £599,803.
The Pupil Premium was spent on an integrated and targeted manner to ensure that those pupils entitled to the Premium received additional support.
In Key Stage 3, the additional programmes of support included the following:
In Key Stage 4, the support programmes included the following:
The support programmes for our disadvantaged pupils have resulted in a positive impact in 2016 (full results will be provided once these are verified).
We fully intend to continue and expand on the programmes outlined above for 2016-2017. Additional trips are planned as are specialist master classes. We will expand our catch-up classes, literacy/numeracy classes, one-to-one sessions and, where appropriate, special projects will be created to meet the needs of pupils who are eligible for the Pupil Premium.
Please see the links below for further details on our projects.
Note: If parents/carers are not sure whether their child can have free school meals, please contact the school and we will be able to assist you in confidence.
Our GCSE results have shown significant improvement over the last few years and Platanos College is now one of the top-performing schools in the country.