Performance In Brief

Outstanding achievement at GCSE and A Level!

Exam results are not everything, we agree, but they are very good evidence of how effective a school is.

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is a fund allocated to schools to support pupils who may be disadvantaged in relation to their peers because of financial or family circumstances. At Graveney the fund is allocated for pupils who have received free school meals within the last six years, and/or who are looked after learners.

The funding is used to support pupils in a number of ways. These include:

  • Additional small group and one to one tuition in English and Maths.
  •  Additional support staff whose role is to promote high levels of attendance and to engage with parents and carers to enhance levels of support at home.
  • Free tuition in a musical instrument
  • Free participation in school journeys and residential visits, including theatre and concert trips, and the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.
  • Provision of additional resources e.g. exam revision materials
  • For pupils who are supported by pupil premium funding who are also identified as Gifted and Talented, the opportunity to attend summer schools and residential courses aimed at academically able pupils.
  • The impact of this funding has been extremely positive. Although there remains a within school attainment  gap between pupil premium and non pupil premium pupils, this has narrowed over time.


The gap that exists is due inpart to the exceptionally high performance of pupils who are not in the pupil premium cohort. Both pupil premium and non pupil premium pupils performed well above the national averages for ALL pupils in English and mathematics:

NPP A*-C                     PP A*-C                       National(all) A*- C

English                         96%                             90%                             60.2%

Mathematics                 90%                             80%                             61%

Making national comparisons, their attainment in the best 8 subjects and in the English Baccalaureate is significantly above thenational average


Conversion rates from L5 at KS2  to A*/A at KS4:

English                         NPP: 80%                    PP:67%

Mathematics                 NPP: 78%                    PP: 70%

Pupil Premium pupils exceeded expectations based on MTG in English and Mathematics combined and separately, attainment 8, and progress 8. They made gains of 7% and 14% in English and Maths respectively, between mock exams and actual exams compared with NPP who made gains of 2% in both subjects.

In 2016, 68% of the Pupil Premium cohort progressedto the Sixth Form. All leavers whose destinations are known are in education.

31 Year 13 leavers (formerly Pupil Premium) were in receipt of a Bursary. 22 of these students have now progressed to Higher Education, 7 will do so after a gap year, and one student progressed to an apprenticeship. Destinations include Bristol, Warwick, Manchester, City (London) and Nottingham Trent. Leavers are studying a range of courses including Pharmacy, Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Engineering, Accounting and Law.

Graveney School, Welham Road, SW17 9BU

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