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Mrs Hayes is feeling very proud that she can finally plate spin!


So nearly there! Having a growth mindset. I will get there eventually.


Plate spinning.


Toothbrush spinning.


Plate spinning.


Toothbrush twirling!


Ribbon twirling


Scarf Balancing


Peacock Feather Balancing.


Green Class having fun at the circus.


Circus day at SRA. Green class are learning lots of new skills


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L'atélier de mayonnaise


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Sweet shop, ice cream on the beach... Another great day in France for Y7!


Year 6 are on track to arrive back at SRA for 1900.


Year 6 are stuck in traffic and our ETA is now 1900. Please spread the word.


Year 6 are off the ferry and now in Portsmouth, heading for St Albans. ETA is currently 1830 however this may change. We will keep you updated.


Year 6 are finally boarding the ferry, after a 90 minute delay. We will update you with an estimated ETA when we arrive on the mainland.


Year 6 did themselves proud at Osbourne house, with many of the staff and public commenting on how well behaved they were. REMINDER: The ferry has been delayed, we expect to be back at 1730. Please spread the word.


Relieved to have avoided this weather until now, Year 6 are heading to Osbourne House before heading home. REMINDER: We currently expect to be back at school for 1730. Please spread the word.


Year 6 are mostly packed and are just waiting for breakfast. IMPORTANT: Our ferry has been delayed by an hour. We now expect to be back at SRA AT 1730.


Year 6 have just come back from a lovely final beach. Their behaviour was impeccable and we had a lovely evening.


Mr Arnold couldn't resist.


The shenanigans continued at ...


We hope to be at school at 1730, M25 permitting.


Unfortunately the ferry for the Year 6 residential has been delayed s our new ETA is 1730 on the 7th of June, traffic permitting.


is the destination of the day for Year 6 today. We got started with a trip down the water slide, followed by a visit on the rollercoaster.

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding (2017/2018)

The government introduced Pupil Premium funding in April 2011 with the aim of narrowing the gap between the disadvantaged pupils and their peers. They believe that the Pupil Premium, which is in addition to the main school’s funding will address the current underlying inequalities between these cohort of students and their wealthier peers.

Number of pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) received:  
Total number of Pupils on roll 851
Total number of pupils 241
Total amount of PPG received £182,930



  • We ensure that learning and teaching opportunities meet the needs of all pupils
  • We ensure that the needs of all of learners are carefully assessed on a regular interval in particular the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is in place for those students who belong to vulnerable groups
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged students, we recognise that not all students who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals
  • We use the Pupil Premium funding to support any student or group of students who the academy has identified as socially disadvantaged
  • The type of provision will depend on the identification of the need for the priority student or group of students. 

Pupil Premium Provision Map

  • LSA support received in class
  • Small intervention group work or 1 to 1 sessions within Inclusion
  • Participation in the social skills group
  • Small classes in core subjects
  • Access Arrangements
  • Support from external agencies (counselling, targeted youth services, TAF, Links support and outreach work etc.)
  • Attendance at clubs; sports and music etc.
  • School trips
  • Participation in paired reading
  • Literacy intervention
  • Free revision guides
  • Cooking ingredients
  • Free material for Art and Design and Technology lessons
  • Participation in the G&T enrichment days
  • Participation in the Cambridge Archaeological trip
  • Help with Transport costs

Transition from primary to secondary

Summer school, extended transition mornings, part funded residential trip

Basic School equipment / ICT equipment

Pupil Premium students receive IPads / IPods at a reduced rate

GCSE English and Maths revision days Year 11

The days are staffed and organised by staff at Samuel Ryder Academy

Revision Materials

All year 9, 10 and 11 Pupil Premium students are given revision materials free of charge

Summer revision packs for these students to support their learning

Support for end of year school events

Pupil Premium funds are used to enable PP students to take part in the community celebration events of their time at Samuel Ryder Academy, .i.e. attend the school prom, go to Thorpe Park trip and buy the year book

Support for school trips

Trips are offered at a reduced rate for all PP students

Music Lessons

Music lessons, exam costs and sheet music are offered free for any PP student who wishes to participate

Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) in class

Many PP students benefit from LSA support in the classroom to ensure they participate fully in lessons and supported to access the concepts covered in the lessons and to work independently.  In KS3 and 4 we double staff some core subjects with LSA’s to intensify support

Joint planning by the LSAs and teachers- identified LSAs attached to individual faculties

Small groups in Maths, Science and English

We organise smaller groups in KS3 and also in KS4 for Key subjects which supports the learning of some students


Students have access to a range of mentors in school: one of the Student Service Managers, a nominated member of staff, a member of the Leadership Team or through programmes such as the peer mentoring scheme

Food Ingredients

The ingredients can be purchased for PP students who take part in hospitality lessons.

Targeted to small cohorts within each year group or to individuals:

  • Literacy Interventions
  • Talking Partners - a targeted intervention to support the communication skills of the PP students
  • One to One reading / spelling / handwriting / numeracy intervention
  • Small group lessons in the Learning Zone

Access to enrichment days for MASt (More Able) students

Gifted and Talented PP students in year 9 are offered the opportunity to take part in the Cambridge Archaeological Dig, all expenses provided by the Academy.

Gifted and Talented and more able students in all year groups are given the opportunity to take part in enrichment days / trips.  All funding is provided by the Academy.

Behaviour for Learning

Like Skills group in year 7 and 8 to support the Pupil Premium students with their social and emotional aspects of their learning

Nurture Group in Primary to support the social skills

Seal and Resilience Groups in year 7 and 8 to support the emotional literacy

Mastering Memory and Fine Motor Skills

PP students who have difficulties with their short term working memory or their fine motor skills are supported using one to one specialised programmes

Learning Portraits

Through setting up the Learning Portraits all members of staff acquire an in depth understanding of the students and strategies to support them in their learning


Some students are supported through the counselling service to help them work through issues which impact on their readiness and capacity for learning

Library Materials for the most able and to support struggling readers

In year 7 and 8 the library has purchased additional materials to enable those struggling with or reluctant to read, engage more fully

Transportation Costs

Transport costs are covered to allow some Pupil Premium students and their parents / guardians to travel to and from school for evening meetings such as Parent’s Evening, Residential Trip ,Options Meeting or to help with visits to Universities etc

Data analysis

Regular analysis of data by the Head of Inclusion, all Heads of Faculties and Heads of Years to track, monitor and identify underachievement

Regular meetings to discuss provision and support


In house attendance improvement officer to support the families and the students

Regular meetings with both parents and students

Home visits

External agencies

Utilisation of external professionals to run sessions for students in Key Stage 4

Partnership with Links academy

Support from EP

Close liaison with family support workers

Impact Year 11- 2015/2016

The progress 8 score for the disadvantaged students in year 11 for the last academic year was 0.42

The progress of these students in English stood at 0.23 and in Mathematics at 0.55


Intervention Strategies in English

The Learning Zone provides targeted literacy intervention for the identified students. The intervention is delivered by a team of experienced Learning Support Assistants, headed by a teacher who co-ordinates the provision. There are also six weekly programmes of one to one intervention, running three times a week for twenty minutes each session. The sessions are personalised according to the specific needs of the students. The impact of all provisions is monitored, using standardised assessment tools. The success of all intervention programmes is measured using the Sutton Trust Tool Kit Criteria as well as teacher assessment and examination results. The Academy offers small group teaching classes in English in year 7. 


Expected Levels of Progress in English as a result of Intervention


Expected Levels of Progress End of Year 7
Met 75%


Intervention strategies in Maths

The Learning Zone also offers small group intensive numeracy sessions. There are also one to one numeracy sessions offered throughout the year to target the specific needs of the learners.  The success of all intervention programmes is measured using the Sutton Trust Tool Kit Criteria as well as teacher assessment and examination results. The Academy offers small group teaching classes in English in year 7. 

Expected Levels of Progress in Maths

Expected Levels of Progress End of Year 7
Met 68%





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