Pupil Premium Funding for Disadvantaged Students

This area is currently being updated with outcome information for the 2017-18 academic year and the plans for 2018-19.

Key priorities:

To narrow the gap by addressing inequalities and raising the attainment of those students in low-income families.

What do we expect to see:

Targeted additional support strategies resulting in every student, however financially disadvantaged, being able to:

  • Improve their levels of attainment and progress;
  • Close attainment gaps relative to school averages;
  • Have full access to our curriculum;
  • Access our extra-curricular provision.
  • Evaluation of the 2016/17 situation

Budget : £100980 was spent on the following support for learning

  • Academic Support (£59200)
  • Pastoral Support (£13325)
  • Transition
  • Wider Curriculum Support (£17649)
  • Enhancement (£10806)

Evidencing Impact

Daily interventions are recorded on a special proforma to evidence and record impact. The type and frequency of PP support is tracked on a spreadsheet held centrally. Progress is also tracked via the review system and the data collected helps to inform, develop and target intervention strategies.

Progress 8 Score: -0.17 (unvalidated – September 2017)

This is the second year that Progress 8 has been used as a headline figure and the cohort if Disadvantaged achieved slightly under expected progress

The group of disadvantaged students in this academic year consisted of a range of different and challenging issues all of which have affected them in some way.60% of the group had attendance below the expected 95% with 4 students being considered persistent absentees. One of the group also re-joined us after a 2 year absence.
Based on their key stage 2 results that were available, only 20% of the group fell within the High Prior Attainment bracket with a further 20% of the group being in the Low Prior Attainment group. As such, overall attainment was not as high as their non counterparts in the school.

50% of the group achieved a Grade 4 or above in English and maths combined which is an increase on 2015-16 figures while 60% achieved 3 or above in English and maths. Within each subject, 60% of the cohort achieved a grade 4 or above in maths whereas the figure was 70% in English with 45% of the group gaining a grade 5 or above in English.

40% of the group achieved 5+ Grade 4s or above including English and maths, 6 of which completed 8 or more GCSEs at this level.

With the change in the scoring system, it is no longer possible to calculate expected progress. However, 8 of the cohort achieved a positive progress 8 score, 5 of which were MPA students.
The majority of those students that achieved a negative progress 8 score, had additional needs that were being addressed by the school. Of the students that achieved a positive progress 8 score, 5 were in excess of 0.5 with 4 of these also being above 1.There were also individual successes in the different elements of progress 8 with one student scoring 2.21 in the English element and 1.72 in the other element and a second student scored 1.76 in the maths element and 1.7 in the English element.

Plans for 2017/18 for Disadvantaged students

Budget : £108460 to be spent on the following support for learning


Dedicated full-time HLTA qualified staff known as Faculty Progress Co-ordinators work alongside current teaching staff in English, Maths and science to monitor, deliver and track appropriate intervention to support disadvantaged students achieving their targets. This could be in the form of:

  • one-to-one lesson support
  • small group work
  • in class support
  • one-to-one tuition.
  • holiday intervention days
  • booster registration sessions
  • afterschool intervention session
  • personalised curriculum where appropriate with House support

Close monitoring and assessing of all students needs ensures the correct support is in place at all times. In addition, LAC students receive 30 minutes of 1:1 support in English and Maths each week.

PASTORAL SUPPORT £8423 PSA +£3900 FPC + £5914 House Lead support

The PSA and wider Learning support team works closely with parents and students to ensure that pastoral needs are met to support the learning process. This involves working with outside practitioners and agencies where appropriate but also mentors in school. A range of enrichment activities are available to engage disadvantaged students with school and build confidence, self-esteem, motivate, fulfil aspirations and provide guidance for future career plans. The PSA works closely with the Assistant Headteacher in charge of attendance to ensure any attendance issues are monitored and addressed.

The Faculty Progress Co-ordinators (FPC) also provide 1:1 academic mentoring to give additional support and guidance to students across the range of subjects. They will also signpost the student to other support options where there is an emotional or alternative need. Sessions last 20 minutes during afternoon registration to ensure that curriculum time is not lost.


Close collaboration with our partner primary schools will support pupils in transition from primary to secondary school. Alongside this a summer school runs during the summer holidays to support those pupils transitioning from primary school as well as pupils who require further support in English and mathematics. Students with Free School Meal entitlement and Looked After children are specifically targeted for this activity.

WIDER CURRICULUM SUPPORT (£15551+£4700 resources support)

Two additional members of staff within the Inclusion unit support other curriculum areas with catch up and appropriate intervention.

Revision and coursework booster sessions are in place for Key Stage 4 students to ensure support in preparation for exams is structured and fully supportive. Resources including ‘My Maths’ CDs and ‘I Am Learning’ will be provided for all students to support their exam preparation and personal development. The accelerated reading programme has proved very successful and will continue to be promoted.

Where appropriate, funding is available to support additional curriculum related activities e.g. music lessons and school trips.


A comprehensive range of enhancement activities are available, the cost of which is met through the funding.



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