Pupil Premium 2017-18

PP Budget and Expenditure                                             

Pupil Premium Strategy and Review 2017-18



Please click here to see the Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Information 2017 - 18

Number of students based on:     748

Number of eligible students:         323

Percentage PP:                            43.18%

Total allocation:                            £302k   





Action/Information Expected Impact



Senior Leadership and Management including AVP with responsibility for PP and data manager


Leadership roles in ensuring that all staff actively support PP students in achieving at least their potential. Leadership focus on all year groups. Embedded tracking and raising attainment levels & attendance in all year groups.

Additional member of staff in PACE to support PP FTEs


Appointed in Spring 2017

PA PP attendance in all year groups to exceed 92%.

Significant reduction of FTEs.

Attendance Officer


PP allocation to fund salary

Appoint EWO/Attendance Officer in September 2017 (new role)
Overall academy target to exceed 94% through intervention, monitoring and tracking by AO, AVPs, HOYs and form tutors.



Existing Pastoral Support Manager to support PP students



One of the two PSMs to solely focus on the day-to-day pastoral needs of PP students. PA PP attendance in all year groups to exceed 92%

Careers, Guidance and Support for PP in Y10 and Y11



Y10 2016-17 = 81 students

Y11 2016-17 = 58 students
All PP in Y10 & Y11 provided with 1 hour of guidance/support each academic year.



Currently, 100% of PACE cohort are PP. Trend in permanent exclusions falls due to tailored curriculum and provision for those ‘at risk’.



Accelerated Reading

£0.5k (44% of annual cost)

This intervention provides PP students with improved access to reading books that they can take home.

Evidence in all lessons of confident readers.

Reading assessments show improvement of average reading age for PP in each year group.

Year 10 PP Summer School


English, Maths and Science boosters.

Study Skills workshops and 1:1 careers mentoring.

Raise attainment in core subjects, raise aspirations for Sixth Form, raise attendance.

Develop study skills transferrable to independent at home.

PP GCSE package

- Years 10 & 11



PP students to be given revision books for each of their subjects. Homework grade STC analysis provides evidence of no significant gap between PP and non-PP.



Careers Trips


University trips to Oxford and Bristol for Y10 and Y11 PP students. Raising aspirations measured by increased number of Year 12 applications and retention going into Year 13.



Y11 PP students supplied with refurbished laptops so that they can study at home. Improved quality of homework, better access to revision materials.

Academic Trips


50% of the cost of compulsory trips are funded by the Academy.

100% attendance on trips.

Fully inclusive approach.

KS2 - 3 Transition


Trip to Croft Farm Improve cohesion between all groups of students.

The Rock


Targeted off-site intervention for disaffected students. Improved behaviour, attendance an ATL.



Social and emotional support for vulnerable students. Vulnerable students’  to achieve at least 92% attendance.

Response Money for individual PP students


Pastoral (uniform)

Catering ingredients

Vulnerable students’  to achieve at least 92% attendance.

Brilliant Club


12 students @ £150 per head

£1K staff time

Widen access to highly-selective universities for pupils from under-represented groups.

University-style tutorials to small groups of students, which develop the knowledge, skills and ambition that help those students to secure places at highly-selective universities.



Y11 rewards for attending the most revision sessions.

Y7 – Y10 rewards for improved ATL/HW scores after each STC.
PA to decrease to below 10% in each year group.


Total expenditure:                                    £306.7k