What is pupil premium?
Our estimated level of funding is £400,493 (this will be confirmed once the pupil premium status of all of our Y7 students is known). Funding is based upon the financial year (April-March) and not on the academic year (Sept-July), as a result many of our strategies are ongoing.
It is for the Academy to decide how its Pupil Premium funding is spent, since we are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for our pupils at a local level.
Our Pupil Premium Pupils: 2016-2017
|Year Group||FSM/Ever 6||LAC/ Post LAC||Service Personnel Child||Total|
FSM and other vulnerable pupils who are, or are at risk of:
We will achieve this using a number of complementary strategies.
‘Barriers to learning’ face by some of our pupils
For some of our pupils, the barriers to learning are beyond the school gates, for example the responsibility of being a young carer or there may be financial constraints. Others experience challenging social, emotional and/or health conditions. Often our pupil premium pupils have lower aspirations, genuinely under estimating their true potential.
How do we use the funding to address these barriers?
No single intervention provides a complete solution to the complex educational issues in any school and it is therefore a multi-faceted approach that we feel offers the best opportunity for pupils to succeed. The key to closing the gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils is careful and thorough monitoring/tracking of attainment and progress.
Pupil Premium Funding 2015-2016
April 2015- March 2016
The Academy was allocated £409,105 in respect of 448 eligible pupils.
What we allocated our funding to:
A more comprehensive analysis of our pupil premium funding initiatives can be found here
Attendance Data (%): Sept 2015- July 2016
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9||Year 10||Year 11||Nat Average|
|Non Pupil premium||96.78||96.05||95.98||94.23||95.81||95.7|
Average attendance of our PP cohort has improved by almost 2% in the past 12 months from 90.9% (2014/2015) to 92.85%. This puts attendance in line with PP pupil attendance nationally, but we continue to aim for our PP pupil attendance to match that of NPP pupils both within the Academy and nationally. We look forward to your continued support in helping us to achieve this, by reducing any barriers to attendance that we can. We know that you understand the link between time spent in the Academy and the enjoyment and achievement that are reaped as a consequence.
GCSE Exam Results: closing the gap
Our PP pupils perform better than their pupil premium counter-parts nationally, but we want them to be performing as well as non-pupil premium pupils nationally.
|ADA PP pupils||PP pupils nationally||Gap||NPP nationally||Gap||National gap
|% 5 A*-C inc En & Ma||44||36||+8||63||-19||-27|
|% A*-C in E&M (Basics)||45||38||+7||65||-20||-26|
Working with the Academic Coaching team 17/25 Pupil Premium students with ‘D’ or ‘E’ grades in GCSE English successfully converted these to C or above in the Summer exams, which represented expected progress for 12 pupils and better than expected progress for 5 pupils.
We will continue to work hard to narrow the attainment and progress gaps further, ensuring that every student at the academy achieves his/her full potential. We look forward to working in partnership with you in ensuring the best for our youngsters.