Pupil Premium

Financial Information 2016 – 17

  • Total Number of Students on roll:  1111
  • Total number of Students eligible for PPG:   Ever 6 331 (34.1%)

Ever 5  11

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  • Amount of PPG received per Student:  £935 x 331, 11 x £300, 2 x £1900
  • Total Amount of PPG: £312845 (For the period April 2016 to March 2017)
Intervention Strategy Financial Cost
Provision of Transition Teachers (x1.5) £66345 (£18000 also used from Year 7 catch up)
Additional teachers in key subject areas (Maths, Science, English – 3 teachers) – 50%

Small group intervention work during tutor time in Maths, Science, English

Expansion of the pastoral support provided within the House system, including Assistant Heads of House £45000
Behaviour & Achievement mentors (x 3) £39000
Alternative Curriculum Provision £40000
Vulnerable students group to track attainment of PP students £5000
External Academy Counsellor £4500
External Positive Behaviour Coach £8000
Accelerated Reader programme (Y7) £6000
Independent Careers Advice for PP students at all Key Stages £4000
SLT Mentoring £8000
Life Enrichment and Prize Giving £2000
Total Cost of Provision £312845

Further Information

In addition to the above, the following initiatives continued to be supported:

Financial support to students in relation to cost of curriculum based activities, educational trips, general equipment and uniform (on-going cost and varies per student).

Additional adult support to staff the Learning Resource Centre afterschool to ensure that students who do not have access to computers/internet at home have the opportunity to carry our research, have a quiet place to read or to complete homework (on-going costs).

A full range of additional revision classes offered to all KS4 students during each holiday (apart from Christmas)Pupil Premium students specifically targeted to ensure their attendance at the programme (ongoing costs).

Provision of free music lessons for GCSE students to ensure that Pupil Premium students are not discriminated against in terms of affording the tuition and the purchase of an instrument (on-going cost and varies per student/instrument).

Provision of all DT materials and other consumables needed by students so that Pupil Premium families are not disadvantaged from learning (varies per student).

Trips to universities and other venues to encourage students, particularly first generation university entrants, into feeling that university is a viable option for them. Free to all students to not disadvantage Pupil Premium students (on-going costs).

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

Low literacy levels; low aspiration; whilst attendance levels are at national levels this is also a focus;

How the pupil premium allocation was spent to address those barriers and the reasons for that approach

  • Direct monitoring by Vice Principal, Mr I. Sudbery.
  • Extended intervention opportunities (to include EBACC subjects)
  • SLT mentoring of high ability Pupil Premium students – weekly
  • Progress Focus Group – After each Data Collection Point (DCP), SLT meet with subject leaders to discuss the progress of students and identify additional intervention requirements.
  • Use of SISRA – data analysis (half termly) to track and compare the progress of P.P. students against that of non-P.P. students
  • All of Year 7 will participate in the Accelerated Reader programme form January 2017. A Harvard University study deemed reading for pleasure the number one indicator of future career success.

How the school measured the impact and effect of its expenditure of the pupil premium allocation

Using internal tracking systems, subject leaders, SLT interns and SLT track achievement and intervene where necessary. The Academy is a member of PiXL and uses many of its’ recommended initiatives to diagnose, intervene and test for progress.

The Academy has half termly data collections which are analysed and support put in place where needed. We are currently looking at tracking attendance at extra-curricular clubs and supporting PP students in accessing this provision.

The date of the school’s next review of its pupil premium strategy: –

January 2018

Pupil Premium Plan 2017-18