Pupil Premium Academic Year 2017-18
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 2017-18 (September 2017 – August 2018) has not been received yet. We are meant to receive £252,826 for the period September 2017 – March 2018. The funding for the period April – August 2018 has not been released yet. Once it is released, the School will upload the details on the website.
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:
– 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 term.