Pupil Premium

Introduction

Since 2011, the Government has provided additional funding to schools called the Pupil Premium. This extra money is given for 'looked after children' (LAC) and pupils who have received 'free school meals' during the last 6 years (FSM6). There is also additional money for children of families in the forces during the last 5 years (Ever5). In addition, from 2012 Year 7 catch-up funding was provided for those pupils who had not attained a level 4 in English or Maths at Key Stage 2.

Purpose

The money is used to provide additional support to ensure looked after children and children from low income families do not fall behind with their progress. The Forces Premium is for the same purpose but also can be used to provide additional pastoral support for pupils whose parents may be, for example, posted abroad. The year 7 catch up funding is used to help pupils achieve the standard that will enable them to access the secondary school curriculum.

Aims

The school has high expectations for all our pupils and always aims to be one of the top achieving schools in which those pupils eligible for pupil premium funding (on free school meals or looked after children) do better than the average for all pupils nationally. Only the top 17% of schools achieve this.

Value


2013/14
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17
Pupil Premium
£900 per child
£900 per child FSM
£935 per FSM6 child
£935 per FSM6 child
 
£1900 per child LAC
£1900 per LAC child
£1900 per LAC child
Forces Premium
£250 per child
£300 per child
£300 per child
£300 per child

Total Income (April - March)


2013/14
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17
(estimated)

Pupil Premium and Forces Premium
£113,400
£111,195
£113,135
£107,525
Year 7 Catch Up
£18,500
£18,500
£16,000
£6,000

Expenditure

Since its inception in September 2011, these monies have been used to provide the following additional staffing /support for these pupils:-

  • Provide Corrective Maths Teacher.
  • Create the new post of Deputy SENDCo which provided additional capacity to teach our most vulnerable pupils and to intervene where necessary.
  • Provide one additional Teaching Assistant to create extra support to pupils in our lower sets, where appropriate.
  • Employ an additional Maths Teacher to reduce group sizes for the lower sets.
  • Employ an additional English Teacher to provide extra Literacy support to our weaker pupils.
  • Employ an additional Science Teacher to reduce group sizes for the lower sets.
  • Employ a second additional English Teacher to provide extra Literacy support to our weaker pupils.
  • Provide Learning Mentors time to monitor and support pupils
  • Employ extra Learning Coordinator and allocate time to monitor and support children of Forces families
  • Employ new Pupil Counsellor / CPO to offer support for pupils' well-being
  • Creating Resilience Group for Peer Support
  • Subsidising Enrichment Opportunities
  • Purchase of 'Lexia' – a personalised literacy support package
  • Time from Educational Psychologist

2013/14
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17 (estimate)
Total Expenditure
£166,505
£151,831
£153,996
£167,601

Monitoring

All pupils have their progress tracked and monitored on an individual basis each term. In addition, the school monitors closely the progress of a number of sub-groups, e.g.:

  • Free school meals (FSM6)
  • Forces children (Ever5)
  • Looked after children (LAC)
  • English as an additional language (EAL)
  • Most Able children (G&T)

In addition, every Pupil Premium Child receives an individual review with a Learning Mentor. This means we can intervene rapidly if a child is underperforming and it makes it straight forward to measure the impact of the additional funding.

Impact

The main measures of impact to date are the GCSE results which were as follows for 2016:

Measure

Overall School result

Pupil Premium Pupils

Progress 8

+0.37

+0.20

Attainment 8

(Average Point score on entry)

54.2

27.3

45.2

24.7

Basics measure

65%

33%

Expected Progress in English

90%

76%

Expected Progress in Maths

74%

72%

Expected Progress in Science

82%

64%

Historical impacts are the GCSE results which were as follows:

  • 2011 - 5 A*-C, including English & Maths - 86%
  • 2012 - 5 A*-C, including English & Maths - 91%
  • 2013 - 5 A*-C, including English & Maths - 82%
  • 2014 - 5 A*-C, including English & Maths - 80%
  • 2015 - 5 A*-C, including English & Maths - 72%

These results and analysis of internal progress data enable the school to be confident in concluding that the outcomes and progress for Pupil Premium and Forces Children have been excellent for the past 4 years.