Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium provides additional funding in addition to the main funding a school receives. It is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as students from less deprived families.

It is currently paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been:

  • Registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (FSM)
  • In care for six months or longer (LAC)

The total amount of Pupil Premium funding for 2017/18 is £402,690.

The funds are spent to narrow the achievement gap between FSM/LAC students and the general school population. Their aim is to enhance provision and ensure that FSM/LAC students have full access to the curriculum. The school supports students to ensure that any barriers to achievement are removed.

We monitor the impact of our spending of Pupil Premium funding very carefully. We do this by monitoring the progress of all our students regularly and analysing the performance of the students that qualify for Pupil Premium as a distinct group.

Over the last four years the performance of students supported by pupil premium has improved and the ‘attainment gap’ has narrowed.
The results of our Pupil Premium Students are shown below:

GCSE Results 5 A*-C EM
2014
41%
2015
44%
2016
44%
2017
54.3%

The tables below show planned spending for 2017/18.

2017-18 Planned

£402,690

Total

Additional English and Maths MPS Teachers £146,115

Learning Support Staff £103,312

Assistant Year Head Pastoral Support £20,846

Head of Department for Teaching and Learning £4,765

Head of Department for Literacy £4,765

Counselling service £3,900

Music peripatetic lessons £2,925

Trips & Visits £5,850

Residential subsidies £8,970

Extra-Curricular activities £5,070

Off-site provision £18,720

Literacy £1,976

Catering Subsidy (50p daily, breakfast subsidy) £73,604

Rewards and Prizes £1,872

IMPACT of intervention sessions’ attendance

PPG cohort

2015-2016

PPG cohort

2016-2017

Cohort

94

83

Intervention Sessions attended

68.5%

81.9%

Met/Exceeded FFT targets

73.7%

67.6%

 

 

IMPACT of intervention sessions’

non-attendance

PPG cohort

2015-2016

PPG cohort

2016-2017

Intervention Sessions

26.3%

18.1%

Met/Exceeded FFT targets

21.7%

20%