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In 2016, 40 pupils in Year 11 were eligible for pupil premium support and they achieved as follows:

Those achieving  A*-C in English and Maths - 57%  (which is above the national average for PP pupils of 38%).
Progress 8 score for the Year 11 pupils was 0.11 ( which is above the national average of Progress 8 -0.03 and the Reading area average of -0.11).

Pupil Premium for 2016-17

Pupil Premium and Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy catch up estimated for the Financial year 2016-17 - £228,180.

  • The pupil premium and catch up spend is budgeted as follows:
    Maths – small group work - £30,000 approx.
  • 1:1 tuition GCSE Maths and catch up classes - £35,000 approx
  • GCSE English support Intervention - £25,000
  • Revision masterclasses for pupils in Year 11 in the following GCSE subjects; RE, English, Maths, History, Science, HSC, Computer Science, Art, Business Studies, French including during half term and Easter holiday periods - £4,500
  • Revision masterclasses for pupils in Year 12 and 13 in the following A level subjects; Art, Sociology, Psychology and Maths - £2,000
  • Revision masterclasses for pupils in Year 10 for English, Maths and Science - £4,500
  • Additional teachers in English, Science  and Maths - £85,400
  • Schools membership of the PiXL and PiXL6 organization - £6,000
  • Lexia software to support the reading programme in Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 - £1,000
  • Learning Support Assistant for Reading intervention programme - £7,000
  • Learning Support Assistant for numeracy - £7,000
  • The Hardship Fund - £1000
  • Renewal of data tracking software - 4matrix - £860
  • Pastoral Support - £32,800
  • Fisher Family Trust - £800
  • LPUK software for intervention tracking - £1,000

Total spend  - £260,860

Pupil Premium Information

The main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils include:

  • Less than expected levels of progress in literacy and English
  • Less than expected levels of progress in numeracy and Mathematics
  • Less than expected levels of progress across all GCSE and A level subjects
  • Not ready for learning at the start of the school day.
  • Social and emotional issues as barrier to engagement in learning
  • Less than expected responses to homework and punctuality to lessons
  • Less than expected levels of attendance.

The school will spend the pupil premium to address those barriers in the following areas:

  • Less than expected levels of progress in literacy and English
    • Reading intervention in Year 7 and 8, “Sound training for Reading” in Year 11 to aid exam preparation, 1:1 intervention in Year 11 to improve GCSE and A level exam technique and preparation, after school, Saturday and holiday revision sessions, smaller class sizes in Year 10 and 11.
  • Less than expected levels of progress in numeracy and Mathematics
    • PIXL Maths App - an aid to Year 11 to aid exam preparation, Use of My Maths, 1:1 intervention in Year 11 to improve GCSE and A level exam technique and preparation, after school, Saturday and holiday revision sessions, smaller class sizes in Year 10 and 11.
  • Less than expected levels of progress across all GCSE and A level subjects
    • Intervention in Year 11 to improve GCSE and A level exam technique and preparation for all subjects that are deemed in need of extra time with students; after school, Saturday and holiday revision sessions, all coordinated by the Deputy Headteacher and Head of Year 11 and 6th Form.  After school homework club (see below)
  • Not ready for learning at the start of the school day
    • Breakfast club
  • Social and emotional issues as barrier to engagement in learning
    • Pastoral support assistants and Inclusion area to offer pro-active support to prevent social or emotional barriers to pupil safety and self-esteem becoming overwhelming.
  • Less than expected responses to homework
    • After school homework club with unlimited access for Year 11 students.  
  • Less than expected levels of attendance.
    • AHT Inclusion, with Pastoral support assistants and EWO, to meet with parents and pupils whose attendance is below the target level of 95%

The impact of the pupil premium will be measured through pupil outcomes at GCSE and A level in comparison with national averages.

The date of the next review of the  pupil premium strategy is September 2017.

Pupil Premium for 2015-16

Pupil Premium and Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy catch up estimated for the Financial year 2015-16 - £219,725

The pupil premium and catch up spend is budgeted as follows:

  • Maths – small group work - £24,774
  • 1:1 tuition in Maths and catch up classes -  £33,400
  • English Intervention - £25,000
  • Revision masterclasses for pupils in Year 11 in the following subjects; RE, English, Maths, History, DT, Comp Science, Art, Business Studies, Science including during half term and Easter holiday periods - £4,500
  • Revision masterclasses for pupils in Year 10 for English, Maths and Science - £4,500
  • Additional teachers in English and Maths - £55,400
  • Schools membership of the PiXL and PiXL6 organization - £3,000
  • Lexia software to support the reading programme in Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 - £1,000
  • Learning Support Assistant for Reading intervention programme - £6,455
  • Learning Support Assistant for numeracy - £6,455
  • The Hardship Fund - £1000
  • Renewal of data tracking software - 4matrix - £860
  • Purchase of Sound Training for Reading intervention programme for Year 10 and 11 - £6,300
  • Pastoral Support - £32,800
  • Vivo Miles Rewards Programme - £11,800
  • Alternative curriculum provision - £2,000
  • School Blazers - £1,000
  • Breakfast Club - £10,000
  • Fisher Family Trust - £800
  • INSET on raising boys achievement - £700

Total - £231,744