Pupil premium is a grant given to the school by the Department for Education (DfE) to provide extra support for those children who receive free school meals, along with children in care and also those who have parents in the armed forces.
In school, we currently have 240 students who are entitled to benefit from the additional funding.
In 2019-20 it is £935 for those eligible for Free School Meals and Ever 6, £2300 for looked after children or those adopted from care, and £300 for service children.
This grant is used to help provide the following support activities:
• an accelerated reading scheme; supported reading scheme and an on-line reading programme
• smaller group sizes in English and mathematics
• the homework club
• a mentoring programme
• one-to-one tuition
• small group tuition
• focussed careers guidance in Year 10 and 11
• free music tuition and help with the costs of residential trips
• developing inclusion strategies
• improving attendance
Cohort 2019 English GCSE Intervention Strategies (Provisional)
60% gained a grade 4+
42.5% gained a grade 5+
Cohort 2019 Maths GCSE Intervention Strategies (Provisional)
62.5% gained a 4+
30% gained a grade 5+
52.5% gained a grade 4+ in both English and maths
15 % gained a grade 5 + in both English and maths
In all GCSEs, PP students gained aprovisional attainment 8 score of 4.1 and a provisional Progress 8 score of +0.07.
The average improvement in reading age for a PP student in Y7 in 2018-2019 was 20 months in the school year and the average increase in Standardised Age score was 5 points. The ratio gain was 1.66 indicating modest impact.
Year 8 PP students in 2018-2019 made on average 16 months progress and their Standardised Age Score improved by 4 points.