Pupil Premium

School Context:


Craven Pupil Referral Service is a secondary Alternative Provision that provides full and part-time education and support for children and young people who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to access mainstream education. Craven Pupil Referral Service has a transient cohort. Permanently excluded pupils are admitted on the sixth day following exclusion; preventative placements may be emergency ones to support mainstream schools and reduce permanent exclusion; a pupil may be out of area and in need of an assessment place, or the assessment place maybe for the purposes of an EHCP assessment request. Groups change on a weekly (sometimes daily) basis, which must be borne in mind when analysing any data. Craven Pupil Referral Service takes pupils from seven different schools in the Craven area, which includes South Craven, Skipton, Settle, Upper Wharfedale and Nidderdale.


Craven Pupil Referral Service is a Local Authority Pupil Referral Unit and is part of the Craven collaborative of schools. Cohort characteristics vary considerably from year to year at Craven Pupil Referral Service due to the impact of the number of referrals from the Local Authority and local mainstream schools, throughout the academic year. Pupils and their families have a range of factors, most notably: socio-economic, ethnicity, speech and language deficits, social and emotional disorders, negative behaviours persistent absenteeism, medical problems and entrenched low attendance.


Craven Pupil Referral Service only has access to pupil premium for students who are on our school roll. For students remaining on mainstream school rolls, we do not have access to pupil premium funding.

Our Key aims/Overarching Statement:


Our core aim is to raise the attainment and progress of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding so that their performance compares favourably with Non-Pupil Premium peers. It is important to state that we not only measure progress in relation to academic success, but in relation to both social and emotional development as well as against a pupil’s effort and engagement in their education.


Barriers to attainment for our pupils are complex due to their social, emotional and mental health needs. Poor attendance, breakdown of family relationships, cultural, social, financial concerns and health issues are all factors that impact upon our pupil’s ability to engage in their learning.  There are also pupils who have unsettled home lives or have been through a form of trauma which has caused anxiety or a lack of confidence, self-esteem or self-worth.


At Craven Pupil Referral Service we judge our progress from point of entry; we use previous information such as FFT Aspire as well as baseline assessment to generate this judgement. We are confident that we provide every pupil with a personalised opportunity to become the best version of themselves and address inequalities in the education of pupils from low-income families.


Pupil Premium Strategy & Statement

Pupil Premium Strategy and Statement 2020-2021
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Our Contact Details:

Headteacher: Andrew Haughey


Telephone: 01756 630495


E-mail: information@cravenprs.org

Craven Pupil Referral Service

The Snaygill Centre

Keighley Road


North Yorkshire

BD23 2QS

Reception Hours

Monday - Friday

8.00 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.

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