What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is an initiative by central government to provide additional funding for students that nationally are most likely to underachieve in school.
Pupil Premium funding is available for pupils who:
- Are registered as eligible for free school meals
- Have been looked after for 6 months or longer
- Were eligible for free schools at any point in the last 6 years
The following amount is received for pupil premium students:
- £935 per pupil of secondary-school age
- £1,320 per pupil who:
- has been looked after for 1 day or more
- has been adopted from care
- has left care under a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangements order
Pupil premium funding for 2016-17
Amount expected for 2016-2017 is £358,105 (this will be adjusted if eligible pupils leave)
The amount received for 2015-16
Amount received for 2015-2016 was £390,105
Pupil Premium strategies
|Twilight and Saturday study support||A programme of enrichment was in place for our Key stage 4 students. These were additional lessons taking place after school, on Saturday mornings and during the holidays.||£44,750|
|Breakfast Clubs||Pupil premium students are at risk of underachievement due to a range of issues such a poor nutrition and lack of an appropriate learning environment at home to allow for extra independent study. This programme was set up to provide nutrition in the morning and support in Mathematics, a subject where pupil premium students have historically underachieved. A separate Breakfast Club was also set up to support students with their reading to ensure progress in literacy skills.||£45,500|
|Brilliant Club||An intervention strategy set up to support our More Able students to raise aspiration and provide the necessary skills to apply for the most selective universities. 50% of students on the Brilliant Club are from a Pupil Premium background. This programme ran for Years 8, 10 and 12. 24 students from each year group took part in the programme.||£22,000|
|Hardship Fund||Financial assistance is given on a needs basis for students requiring help for uniforms, trips or academic equipment.||£38,000|
|Leadership||Leadership positions in the school ensure that the needs of vulnerable students are met. The Leadership team closely with the Senior Teacher in charge of Vulnerable Cohorts, Pastoral and Curriculum teams to ensure that intervention is personalised and effective.||£62,355|
|Pastoral support, Learning Mentors and TA Support||Pastoral and academic support is provided for students on a one-to-one basis. An inclusion manager is in charge of Individual Education Plans to ensure that vulnerable students are supported. TAs also work in classes to ensure that greater support is provided for groups that needs greater intervention in a class setting. Individual students and groups work with the SEN department to ensure support in the attribution of numeracy and literacy skills.||£91,000|
|Smaller Class sizes||For our most vulnerable learners, class sizes are below the national averages to ensure that students are fully supported.||£25,000|
|Reduced teaching load||Teaching timetables are lowered to help teachers plan effective lessons that are tailored to students’ individual needs.||£26,000|
|Counselling||External support from independent Counsellors for emotional, behavioural and academic reasons is provided on an individual basis.||£18,500|
|ICT||Additional ICT equipment, software and support.||£12,000|
|Administration costs||Administrative support.||£5,000|
These strategies will continue in the year 2016-17
Impact of Pupil Premium funding
Overall % A*-C English and Maths
|2015-16||60||Not currently Published||70||Not currently Published|
This table shows that although there is a gap between disadvantaged and other students, this gap has narrowed by 10% between 2014-15 and 2015-16.
Percentage of students meeting Expected Progress
|2015-16||Disadvantaged||Other||Within school difference||National Disadvantaged||National Other||Relation to National|
|English||76||85||9||Not currently Published||Not currently Published||Not currently Published|
|Maths||67||70||3||Not currently Published||Not currently Published||Not currently Published|
|2014-15||Disadvantaged||Other||Within school difference||National Disadvantaged||National Other||Relation to National|
|2013-14||Disadvantaged||Other||Within school difference||National Disadvantaged||National Other||Relation to National|
Although, within school difference remains for English and Mathematics this gap is diminishing significantly for Mathematics. This is largely due to the intervention of Breakfast Club, in school and after school booster and Saturday sessions in Mathematics. The gap in English is holding at 9%, showing that this is not increasing. However, a focus now in English needs to take place to try to diminish this gap further.
Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium
Year 7 catch-up premium received:
2014-15 = £9,000
2015-16 = £9,000
2016-17 = £10,000
Funding was spent in 2015-16 on and will continue to be spent in 2016-17 on:
- Literacy and numeracy weeks – staffing and resources.
- 1:1 and 2:1 Literacy support using the Read Write Inc Ruth Miskin catch-up programme.
- Literacy Breakfast Club.
- Breakfast and lunchtime support for numeracy.
- Smaller class sizes
- TA support
Impact of Pupil Premium Catch up funding
This table shows that all bar 4 students either maintained their level or made progress throughout Year 7.