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Pupil Premium Academic Year 2016-17

1) The school’s pupil premium grant allocation amount

The Pupil Premium Funding is paid by the Local Authority on a Financial Year basis (April 2017 – March 2018). The Pupil Premium Funding for the Academic Year 2016-17 (September 2016 – August 2017) is £609,057.

We have also received £1,900 as Pupil Premium Plus (PPP) funding. The Pupil Premium Plus is used to provide a Looked After Child (LAC) with support from a Learning Support Assistant (LSA) in order to improve their outcomes and raise attainment.

2) A summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school

Both Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium students face similar barriers to their educational achievement. Some barriers that our Pupil Premium students face are:

–           Literacy

–           English As Second Language (EAL)

–           Students with additional educational needs (SEND)

–           Home circumstances

–           Lack of access to extra-curricular experiences due to parents’ low income

 3) How we will spend the pupil premium to address those barriers and the reasons for that approach

We will spend the pupil premium funding on programmes, projects and initiatives which support the engagement and involvement of disadvantaged students. These include the following: 1-to-1 Tuition through Academic Tutoring, projects relating to behaviour, pastoral support, various Service Level Agreements with the Local Authority in order to support the disadvantaged students, Learning Support Assistants to support the SEND students, extra curriculum activities and afternoon clubs, revision programmes during half terms and Easter, Saturday classes, Summer School, trips subsidies.

Reasons for the above approach: The school’s current strategy is working as it is evident from the Pupil Premium Progress 8 and Attainment 8 results.

4) How we will measure the impact of the pupil premium

At four tracking periods across the year, data is collected and analysed, drawing attention to any gap in attainment or progress of pupil premium students across all subjects.  Students not making expected progress are targeted immediately for intervention, and their progress is monitored to ensure their achievement comes in line with national expectations.

 5) The date of the next review of the school’s pupil premium strategy

We review the Pupil Premium strategies at least once every half term. We also report to the school’s Governing Body every half term.

 

Pupil Premium Academic Year 2015-16

The amount of Pupil Premium allocation that the school received for the previous Academic Year (September 2015- August 2016)

The school received £653,880 for the academic year 2015/16 (September 2015 – August 2016).

How the school spent the 2015/16 Pupil Premium allocation

The school used this money to support systems and processes which ensured continued progress and academic achievement for those in vulnerable groups (Looked After Children and pupils entitled to Free School Meals).  The school continued with programmes, projects and initiatives which supported the engagement and involvement of disadvantaged students. These included the following: 1-to-1 Tuition through Academic Tutoring, projects relating to behaviour, pastoral support, various Service Level Agreements with the Local Authority in order to support the disadvantaged students, extra curriculum activities and afternoon clubs, revision programmes, trips subsidies.

The impact of the expenditure on eligible and other students

The school has in place rigorous monitoring and support systems.  The outcomes for these students, as demonstrated in attainment data, compares favourably with national benchmarking.

Please see the “Comparison between Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium Students (including Year 7 Catch up) at the end of Tracking period C (May 2016)” on the website.

 

2016/17 Statement of use for the Pupil Premium Grant

Pupil Premium Achievement Update (July 2017)

Pupil Premium Achievement Update (March 2017)

Comparison between Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium Students (including Year 7 Catch up) at the end of Tracking period C (May 2016)

Comparison between Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium Students (including Year 7 Catch up) at the end of Tracking period B (March 2016)

Comparison between Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium Students (including Year 7 Catch up) at the end of Tracking period A (December 2015)

Closing the Gap Trend from RAISE online for 2015

2015-16 Statement of use for Pupil Premium Grant

Evaluation of Pupil Premium Funding for Financial Year 2014-15

Pupil Premium Impact for 2014-15 Academic Year [including Estimated value added GCSE best eight points score (capped bonus) for 2015

Estimated value added GCSE best eight points score (capped bonus) 2014 – Comparison between Pupil Premium and non Pupil Premium students

Closing the Gap in KS4 for 2014