Click on the links below to access the Pupil Premium Results for 2015-2016 and how the Pupil Premium budget is being spent for 2016-2017
Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-2017
Our school ambition is to raise the attainment of pupils receiving pupil premium funding so that it is at least that of all pupils nationally. We also aim to close the in-school gap in attainment so that pupils receiving funding are in line with the attainment of pupils who do not receive funding.
Taking into account the knowledge and understanding from recent research, the school’s key approaches to raising the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils is linked to our overall drive for school improvement. Highly effective teaching is known to have the biggest positive impact on the academic progress of disadvantaged pupils (Sutton Trust, 2011) and so our focus will remain on continuously developing and improving the quality of teaching and learning across all aspects of school to benefit all pupils.
Our approach will involve the following:
- Identifying the barriers to learning for Pupil Premium pupils
- Making decisions on the desired outcomes for pupils
- Identifying what success will look like (success criteria)
- Telling the story by creating an audit trail of spend versus outcomes
The pupil premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11:
- every child currently registered as eligible for free school meals
- children who have been looked after for 6 months or longer
- all children eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years
In the 2014 to 2015 financial year, the government has increased funding for the pupil premium. Schools are receiving:
- £1,300 per pupil of primary-school age
- £935 per pupil of secondary-school age
- £1,900 per pupil for looked-after children who:
- have been looked after for 1 day or more
- are adopted
- leave care under a Special Guardianship Order or a Residence Order
School accountability for the pupil premium
The pupil premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need. Ofsted inspections report on how schools’ use of the funding affects the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.The Department for Education also hold schools to account through performance tables, which include data on:
- the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding
- the progress made by these pupils
- the gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers
Schools can also be rewarded where use of the pupil premium has significantly improved the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils with Pupil Premium Awards.
Please click on links below for more information about previous Pupil Premium spend and outcomes.