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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding

Sums received by the school

In 2015 – 16 the school received £78,355 and in 2016-17 the sum received was £81,160. Funding for the current academic year has not yet been received.

The number of pupils eligible for funding in each year group and  Key Stage is as follows:

 

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

 Year 7

18

14

11

 Year 8

12

18

17

Year 9

14

12

19

 Year 10

16

14

13

 Year 11

20

16

13

 Total KS3

44

44

47

 Total KS4

36

30

26

Total in school

80

74

73

Main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils

  • Access to support and enrichment beyond the classroom
  • Access to school trips and events
  • Potential to have lower self esteem, confidence and aspiration than their peers

 Strategies to overcome the barriers

  • Raising Profile of Pupil Premium Students
  • Direct Intervention and Learning Enrichment
  • Curriculum Support for Year 11 pupils
  • Spires Group (increased access to enrichment and raising aspiration)
  • Study Club (support for independent learning)
  • Increasing access to school events
  • Access to vocational college courses, where appropriate
  • Access to Enterprise and Citizenship workshops

Summary of how funding was spent in 2016-17 to support the strategies

Strategy

Costing

Raising Profiles of PP Students

No Cost

Direct Intervention, Welfare Support and Learning Enrichment

£30,600

Curriculum Support for Year 10 Students

£21,950

Spires Group

£3,000

Spires Homework Club

£5,000

Increasing access to school events

£2,000

Vocational College Course

£150

Enterprise and Citizenship Workshops

£6,000

Books

£200

Uniform

£0

Staff training

£1,665

Counselling

£900

Broadly similar approaches will be adopted in the current academic year

Measuring the impact of Pupil Premium funding:

This is carried out by analysis of relevant data including GCSE results, progress against predicted grades or pathways and by looking at destinations when students leave the school.

Year 11

  • 60% of the students achieved English and Maths 9-4.
  • 46% of the group achieved positive progress 8 scores, on average, 0.8 of a grade  above other students nationally with similar starting points.
  • The remaining 54% achieved negative progress 8 scores, on average, 1 grade below other students nationally with a similar starting point.
  • All our Pupil Premium pupils in Year 11 last year have stayed in education at various schools and colleges in the area, to study A levels and other post-16 courses.

Years 7-10

  • 78% PP students in Y 10 were +/- 1 grade compared to FFT predicted GCSE grades at the end of the academic year.
  • At the end of the academic year PP pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 made, on average, positive progress from their original pathway at the start of Year 7.

Next Steps

  • Continue to review and improve strategies outlined
  • Continue to analyse and evaluate impact on progress and attainment at all key stages

Year 7 Catch Up Funding

The Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium is allocated for each Year 7 pupil who did not achieve a standardised score of 100 in Mathematics, Reading or Grammar Punctuation and Spelling tests at the end of Key Stage 2.

Number of students eligible

Mathematics: 6

Reading: 13

Grammar, spelling and punctuation: 6

Amount of funding

Schools receive additional funding of £500 for each Year 7 pupil who had not achieved the expected standard at KS2. The actual amount for a given academic year is determined by the amount received in the previous year.

 

2016-17

2017-18

Amount received by school

£2000

£2000

How the funding is used

  • After school tuition in English and Mathematics (weekly)
  • Springboard Maths group (weekly in Spring and Summer terms)
  • Participation in Reading and Spelling Club (weekly throughout academic year)

Impact

  • Students attending reading and spelling clubs have increased their reading and spelling ages
  • Students attending catch-up classes have remained broadly on track with their original pathways in English and Mathematics from the beginning of Y7, though some have dropped to the pathway below.

Next steps

  • Continue with strategies in place for current Y7
  • Continue to monitor students previously eligible for this funding as they progress through the school and provide appropriate support and intervention. For example a number of Y8 and 9 pupils continue to attend reading and spelling club on a weekly basis.