Priesthorpe School has an excellent reputation in the area for being a totally inclusive school. We aim to achieve this by ensuring that appropriate learning and positive experiences are offered to ALL students. The process involves structuring the environment, culture, curriculum and classroom organisation so that we are able to respond effectively to the diversity of students in our care and take into account the views and life experiences of every young person.

We are proud of the fact that Ofsted graded Community Cohesion at Priesthorpe as ‘Outstanding’ and that the Stephen Lawrence assessors have now classed us as a Level 3 school (March 2012).

We work very hard to ensure that ‘every child matters’ and are pleased with our success.

We are unique in the fact that we are in Partnership with the West Leeds SILC and presently over 30 SILC students are taught on our site in Partnership lessons. Priesthorpe and SILC staff work together to improve outcomes.

We are delighted with the development of the Oasis (our onsite provision for pupils with SEN, EAL and BESD.) Our support staff are highly trained and very effective in supporting pupils with a variety of needs and backgrounds. Pupils who are new to the country are welcomed and cared for within the Oasis as well as being supported by experienced support staff in lessons who allow them to integrate quickly and successfully.

It is our view that every young person may need extra support during their school life and students are well aware that the well established Pastoral team will be there for them when needed.

Year Managers, Year Leaders, Oasis staff, Mentors, OLC staff, SLT and the  Child Protection Team are available to help the young people in our care make sense of life and to reach their full academic potential.


Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is a government initiative designed to target resources and support to those students deemed to be from a disadvantaged background because, according to national statistics, many of these students do not achieve as well academically as their peers.  Specifically, Pupil Premium money is provided for those students who have been in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years (known as ‘FSM Ever 6’) or those children who have been looked after by a Local Authority for one day or more (LAC).  For the academic year 2016-17, the Pupil Premium Grant awarded was a value of £935 per eligible student based on the ‘Ever 6’ criteria and £1,900 per LAC student.  The government does not dictate to schools how this money should be spent; however, it is clear that its intended use is to introduce strategies and interventions to narrow the gap in attainment between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students. 

The Catch Up Premium (CUP) is a separate government grant intended to specifically support the rapid progress of students in Year 7 who achieved below a level 4 in reading and/ or numeracy at the end of Key Stage 2.  In this academic year, the amount awarded was £500 per student.

Please click on the link below to download a copy of the most recent full report.


Pupil Premium 2016/17 - Spending and Impact 


Pupil Premium 2017/18 - Spending and Impact