Pupil Premium 2015-16

Pupil Premium 2015-16



· “Closing the Gap” PP and non-PP students: 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths – Summer 2015, the ‘gap’ reduced to 19%

· 54% of PP students achieved 3+ levels progress in English

· 51% of PP students achieved 3+ levels progress in Maths

· 30% of PP students achieve the benchmark of 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths (National figure for state funded school was 36.5%)

Value-added: for PP students - Summer 2015 990.6 (National figure for state funded school for Value Added for PP 2014-15 was 977.6)


For the Academic Year 2015-2016 we received £316,030 (£935 per eligible student)

Funding will be spent on the following during this academic year:






Extra English and Maths teachers in departments; extra lessons per fortnight in English and Maths.


Smaller ratio of teacher:student in all year groups;

Focused, individualised, learning to support specific students;

Greater levels progress in KS3;

Improved 3+ levels progress in English and Maths.

Y7 and Y8 Intervention groups


The intervention classes target students who arrive at the Academy at or below Level 3. With intensive support literacy and numeracy levels improve so that students can access the full curriculum.

Assistant Vice Principal attached to Pupil Premium and other Assistant Vice Principals attached to year groups (Y7-Y11)


Leadership focus on all year groups and specific Pupil Premium students across Y7-Y11 – embedded tracking and raising attainment levels and attendance in all year groups.


Accelerated Reader / Maths


Identified students linked to Pupil Premium with low reading ages to support literacy and numerical development – increased levels progress in English/Maths Y7-Y11.






Maths Tuition


1:1 support for Y11 students – raise attainment / levels progress – target of 60% A*-C in Maths GCSE

Staff with responsibilities to mentor/track PP students


Individual mentoring of Y11 PP students – tracking across all subjects to track A*-C in all subjects.

Attendance Officer


The attendance officer will support our Assistant Vice Principals and Student Progress and Attendance Leaders in reducing the number of persistent absences.




Intervention area, allowing individual students to re-focus on their learning, out with the normal classroom environment – increasing focus, within the classroom, for other students.

The Rock – students with social       issues; behavioural concerns



Additional behavioural support, educating students on positive learning skills, to re-focus in the classroom.

Careers; guidance and support


Y10  persistent absence students to attend careers workshops.  External visitors lead sessions.  On-to-one meetings, aimed at improving attendance, self-esteem and motivation.


Individual Student Need(s)




“response” money for individual students: including additional equipment (e.g. hair & beauty); Ingredients (Hospitality & Catering)




Pastoral (£4,000)

D&T Dept (£2,800)

PE Dept (£300)

Isolation (£500)

Pupil Welfare (£1,500)

Counselling (£13,000)

Miscellaneous (individual student subject needs) (£15,000)




Y11 PP students are able to work from home / complete homeworks, coursework, to a better standard – equality of education with non-PP students. Improvement in attainment due to increased amount of work completed.







Revision Classes: staffing & resources


Offering students continuous revision, outside term time lessons – commitment, confidence are reinforced: levels progress and A*-C grades improved.


Academic Trips and Events: History / Law;





Equality of education and opportunity for PP students, alongside non PP students: entitlement to coursework/exam skills needed.