Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium Grant?

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional funding which is allocated to schools on the basis of:

  • The number of students who are in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM)
  • The number of students who are classed as Children Looked After (CLA)
  • The number of Service Children

This funding is then used to help ensure that these students can achieve the best possible outcomes.

If you receive any of the benefits listed below then your child will be eligible for Free School Meals and will therefore benefit from PPG funding if we are aware:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers’ Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.

Please contact Reception if you need advice on how to claim Free School Meals and we will provide you with an application form.

What is the allocation of Pupil Premium funding in 2017 – 2018?

Total number of students on roll (excluding post 16): 823

Percentage of students in receipt of PPG: 31%

Allocation 2016/17 (Financial Year)No. Of StudentsUnit ValueFundingPro rata from Sept' 16 to March'17
FSM241£935£225,335.00£131,445.42
Service Children2£300£600£350.00
Post LAC1£1,900£1,900£1,108.33
Total Funding for Academic Year 2016-7£232,154.17
Forecast Allocation 2017/18 (Financial Year)No. of StudentsUnit ValueFundingPro rata from April '17 to August '17
FSM265£935£247,775.00£103,239.58
Service Children2£300£600£250
Post LAC1£1,900£1,900£791.67
Total Funding for Academic Year 2016-17£237,185.00

How is it planned to spend the Pupil Premium Grant in the coming year?

Strategies to support Pupil Premium students are reviewed on an on-going basis using careful analysis of performance data at regular intervals throughout the school year. Planned activities for the coming year include:

  • Small group tuition and support in Maths, English and Science
  • Additional support within the classroom
  • Resources to develop literacy and numeracy skills
  • Vulnerable Child support
  • Counselling/mentoring programmes
  • Learning Support Unit intervention programmes
  • GAP programme
  • Revision sessions out of normal hours
  • Alternative offsite courses and provision
  • Student travel
  • Student uniform
  • Music lessons
  • Support with curriculum and cultural clubs and trips

Our guiding principles for spending the Pupil Premium Grant:

  • We will use the Pupil Premium grant to remove the barriers to learning and development which hinder academic progress and those which bring social, cultural and practical disadvantages.
  • It is our aim to close the attainment and progress gaps between those students who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding and the rest of our cohort, so that they achieve their potential and do not fall behind their peers.
  • We will ensure that appropriate provision is made for students who belong to vulnerable groups; this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged students are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children eligible for the grant will be in receipt of all Pupil Premium interventions at any one time.
  • Expenditure

How was the Pupil Premium Grant spent last year and what was the impact?

Specific areas of expenditure in the 2016-17 academic year where:

tem/projectCost (£)Objective
Intervention and small group tuition/mentoring£196,947.70PPG students to exceed their targets in the core subjects to achieve positive Progress 8 scores
Resources to develop literacy skills£5,092.47PPG students with lower reading ages to improve their reading skills faster than their chronological age. PPG students with lower numeracy skills on entry, make expected progress.
GAP programme£101.91PPG students at risk of exclusion remain in full time education and achieve in line with their targets
Revision sessions and resources£6,936.01KS4 PPG students have access to all revision materials and opportunities to ensure they exceed their targets
‘Time to Talk’ mentoring£8,320.00PPG students have all their pastoral needs met to ensure they continue to engage and achieve positive Progress 8 scores
Princes Trust£1500.00PPG students enabled to engage with the Princes Trust programme
Curriculum and cultural clubs and trips£2,216.18PPG students are able to engage fully with school life and clubs
Alternative offsite courses and provision£9,835.36KS4 PPG students achieve positive Progress 8 scores
Other curriculum resources and support£5,756.90PPG students are given access to all necessary resources to succeed

How did Pupil Premium students achieve last year?

Current attainmentPupils eligible for PP (NTC; 46 students)Pupils not eligible for PP (National) (2016)
Progress 8 score for disadvantaged pupils
-0.47-0.61
Attainment 8 score
(average) for disadvantaged pupils
30.436.6

The national figures for disadvantage students in 2016 refer to those students in a similar setting to our students (Boys Non-Selective schools in a highly selective area).  In 2017 our disadvantaged students performed better overall than the national figures for disadvantaged students in 2016.

The table below compares the difference in Progress 8 score between PPG students and non-PPG students in Year 11 in 2016-17.   Progress 8 is a measure used to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of key stage 2 to the end of key stage 4. It compares pupils’ achievement – their Attainment 8 score – with the average Attainment 8 score of all pupils nationally who had a similar starting point (or ‘prior attainment’), calculated using assessment results from the end of primary school.

2016-17 Progress 8
PPG (46)Non PPG (159)GAP
Year 11-0.47-0.300.17

As detailed earlier in this report, performance data will be regularly analysed throughout this academic year to ensure the best outcomes for all PPG students, with the overall aim of reducing the gap between PPG and non-PPG students.