Bridge Hall Primary School is located in Stockport, and serves a primarily low-income community: 58% of the pupils at Bridge Hall are eligible for pupil premium this year, a figure far higher than the national average of 28%.

We began working with Bridge Hall as part of the randomised control trial we carried out with our Year 6 Maths tuition, funded by the Education Endowment Foundation.  18 of the Year 6 pupils at the school received weekly tutoring in maths from Matthew Wood for twelve weeks before their SATs.  70% of these tutees were in receipt of pupil premium.  Helen Styan, Year 6 teacher and Deputy Head, told us that

“The tuition contributed to 74% of children at Bridge Hall Primary meeting age-related expectations in their KS2 Mathematics SATs in 2017, with 16% working at greater depth.  Teachers also noted considerable improvements in the children’s maths skills: the average progress made by the tutees on the school’s assessment frameworks was 4.5 sublevels, compared to an expectation of 2.5 sublevels.”

Since the conclusion of the trial, Bridge Hall have continued to work with The Tutor Trust with Matthew returning to the school in September 2017.  96% of pupils (26 out of 27) achieved the school’s aim of reaching age-related expectations in the KS2 Mathematics and Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling SATs in 2018.  Deborah Henderson, the Assistant Head, said in our annual staff survey that 81% of the pupils receiving tuition had pupil premium funding and also rated the overall experience of working with our tutors as ‘Excellent’.