Pupil Premium 2018-19

PP Budget and Expenditure                                             

Pupil Premium Strategy and Review 2017-18


PP Budget, Expenditure and Rational               


Number of students based on:              711

Number of eligible students:                  311

Percentage PP:                                     43.74%

Total allocation:                                      £290.8k





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.


PP allocation to help fund salary

Leadership focus on all year groups. Embedded tracking and raising attainment levels & attendance in all year groups.

Narrow the P8 gap further in Year 11.

Additional member of staff in PACE to support PP FTEs


Reintegration and attendance focus for vulnerable students

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

Significant reduction of FTEs and continued reduction in permanent exclusions.

Attendance Officer


PP allocation to help fund salary


Overall academy target to exceed 95% through intervention, monitoring and tracking by AO, AVPs, Progress Leaders 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.


PP allocation to help fund salary

PA PP attendance in all year groups to exceed 92%

Careers, Guidance and Support for PP in Y10 and Y11


(44% of JT/JP salary)

Y10 2018-19 = 68 students

Y11 2018-19 = 67 students

All PP in Y10 & Y11 provided with 1 hour of guidance/support each academic year


Tutorials will be planned and delivered in departments to support Year 11 with revision, exam preparation and planning for Post-16.



Currently, all but one of the 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

Additional GCSE in Year 11


Selected Year 11 PP students (approx. 30)

Performance measures for students and the Academy rise for PP students

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


P8 gap and homework STC grade analysis provides evidence of reducing 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



Year 11 PP students supplied, as required,  with refurbished lap-tops 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 building on fully inclusive approach for all learners.

KS2 - 3 Transition


Year 7 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’  do not have any barriers to learning and 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.



Year 11 rewards for attending the most revision sessions.

Year 7 – 10 rewards for improved ATL/HW scores after each STC.

PP PA to decrease to below 10% in each year group.


Total expenditure:                    £290.8k