Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium and Year 7 Catch Up Premium 2016/2017

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It is additional government funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. The funding is allocated to schools for pupils from Reception to Year 11 who have registered for Free School Meals in the last six years, are in Local Authority Care or have parents in the Armed Forces (Please note that allocations are not made for pupils in the sixth form.)

In 2016/2017 financial year, the funding allocated is £935 per pupil (Pupil Premium), £1900 for Looked After pupils and children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order, and £300 for pupils of Armed Forces families and £500 for Year 7 Catch Up pupils.

In 2015 the percentage of Pupil Premium students was 30.9% compared to the National Average of 28.7%

External Examination Results


Results demonstrated that 69% of our Pupil Premium pupils achieved 5 A* to C including English and Maths. This was 20% above their FFT target.

Catch up 7

Catch Up 7 was spent on Numeracy and Literacy intervention according to need and diagnostic assessment.

Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium £266,668
Year 7 Catch Up £25,500
Children Looked After £4,570
Total £296,738
Pupil Premium £354,000
Year 7 Catch Up £26,000
Children Looked After £4,570
Total £384,570
Pupil Premium £359,040
Year 7 Catch Up £20,500
Children Looked After £26,600
Total £406,140 + £18,250 (Summer School)
Pupil Premium £341,635
Year 7 Catch Up £20,000
Children Looked After £28,500
Service Children £300
Total £390,435
Pupil Premium £345,015
Year 7 Catch Up £15,000
Children Looked After £36,100
Service Children £900
Total £397,015

Pupil Premium and Catch up 7 targeted Activities and Support

19% of our Pupil Premium pupils have Special Educational Needs. No single intervention provides a complete solution to the complex educational needs of any school and therefore there are many strategies adopted to support our pupils.

The Pupil Premium and Catch Up 7 is spent in an integrated and targeted way, to ensure that pupils receive the opportunity for additional support and access to learning opportunities. We chose the classroom approaches and intervention strategies which research has shown works. The progress of these pupils is monitored throughout the year at each assessment point and the strategies are monitored for their effectiveness.

Sutton trust research indicates that effective support comes from improving feedback

(a whole school focus), reduced class size, early intervention and extending the breadth of the curriculum.

A breakdown of the projected expenditure for the year 2016/2017 is shown below.

Curriculum Support Cost
Small group teaching – in key subjects to support literacy, maths and science. £24,100
Small withdrawal groups for selected pupils at Key Stage 3. These sessions focus on literacy and numeracy skills. £24,300
Higher Level Teaching Assistant to deliver small group and 1:1 intervention (maths). £22,800
ISWs are used to provide targeted support within the core at Key Stage 5. £20,000
English Intervention specialists working with identified pupils. £67,900
Literacy Leader – team to co-ordinates Base Line Assessments which informs the groupings for Years 7 and 8.

A team monitor the progress of KS3 and the scheme of work.

Additional Staffing in English, Maths and Science to facilitate additional lessons and groups, to reduce class sizes. £78,260
Individual analysis of need both through assessments and in conjunction with pastoral staff. £2,000
Assertive Mentor Programme – regular detailed feedback on progress. £3,150
Rise and Read Programme (including transport) £24,500
Music Lessons both instrumental and singing lessons. £22,200
Accelerated Reader – to improve reading and comprehension. £7,395
Lexia Programme to improve reading, £4,145
Enhanced Curriculum/Pre Option (extending the breadth of the curriculum) £5,254
Support to access learning opportunities
Food provided prior to core examinations and during revision days and twilight sessions. £2,000
Water and food for GCSE examinations £1,000
Revision materials £450
Holiday and Saturday Revision Programmes to support pupils preparing for examination classes – resources and staffing £13,150
Summer School – resources and staffing £19,250
Software programme to support independent learning £10,000
Targeted independent careers advice and guidance. £10,130
Resources for technology £250
Rewards Activities – support the Progress Pyramid for those pupils who are consistently making progress and attendance. £8,300
Action focused on social, emotional and behavioural issues
Provision of in-house behaviour support officer. £22,965
Subsidised residential trip to France £10,000
Resilience Camp Year 7 £12,000
Resources is staffed at break to provide an additional area for vulnerable pupils. £320
Actions focused on improving attendance
EWO – works with the school pastoral team and external agencies to improve pupil attendance. £22,594
Head of Year Case Studies – an additional non-contact lesson per week. £5,254

If you are uncertain as to whether or not your pupil is entitled to Free School Meals please contact Mrs Howarth on 01924 872262

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