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Pupil Premium

Allocation of Pupil Premium Funding

Context

The school receives and has received the following sum as Pupil Premium Funding. In 2014 – 15 the school received £77,650 and in 2015-16 the funding was £78,355 for the following pupils :

 

2014-15

2015-16

 Year 7

 11

 18

 Year 8

 14

 12

Year 9

 18

 14

 Year 10

 23

 16

 Year 11

 19

 20

 Total KS3

 43

 44

 Total KS4

 42

 36

Total in School

 85

 80

 

Strategies

  • Raising Profile of Pupil Premium Students
  • Direct Intervention and Learning Enrichment
  • Curriculum Support for Year 10 pupils
  • Spires Group
  • Spires Homework Club
  • Increasing access to school events
  • Vocational College Course
  • Enterprise and Citizenship Workshops

Impact

All our Pupil Premium pupils in Year 11 last year have stayed in education with some staying on to study A-levels at Watford Girls and the rest moving on to other more suitable 6th forms or Colleges. The group made more progress than all students on average Nationally, achieving a Progress 8 score of +0.23. Their average Attainment 8 score was 48.17, marginally lower than all students Nationally.  57% of the girls achieved 5A*-C including English and Maths.

The pupils who benefited from the English curriculum support group saw their reading and spelling ages increase by an average of more than 3 years during Key Stage 3 and the Pupil Premium students in this group saw their spelling and reading ages increase by almost a year more on average than the whole cohort’s ages increased.

How funding was spent in 2015-16

Raising Profiles of PP Students

No Cost

Direct Intervention, Welfare Support and Learning Enrichment

£32,660

Curriculum Support for Year 10 Students

£22,930

Spires Group

£1,802

Spires Homework Club

£5,000

Increasing access to school events

£1,526

Vocational College Course

£5,400

Enterprise and Citizenship Workshops

£6,000

Books £200
Uniform £273
Staff training £1,665
Counselling £900

Year 7 Catch Up Funding

Catch Up Funding 2013 – 15 In 2013 the Government made a commitment to provide annual additional educational funding to schools for each Year 7 pupil who had not achieved level 4 in reading and/or mathematics at Key Stage 2. Schools received additional funding of £500 for each Year 7 pupil who had not achieved these levels.

Since 2013, 16 girls have been eligible for Catch Up Funding. Five girls received funding for both Numeracy and Literacy, six for numeracy only and five for literacy only. The school used the funding for a range of strategies, such as employing teaching staff to provide after school tuition, supporting numeracy through an afterschool group called Spring Board Maths and literacy a Book Club on Wednesday mornings.

The analysis of the impact of the funding in literacy has shown that on average each girl’s Reading Age had improved by two chronological years during Year 7 and their Spelling Age has also risen by an increase of between 9 months and 3 years for different pupils. Pupils have also maintained, or in some cases improved, their initial assessment Pathway in English.

In Maths each of the girls receiving tuition has maintained her Pathway since Year 7.