Pupil Premium

Academic Year 2016/17

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way nationally to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The information in this report summarises the funding the school has received, how it has been utilised and the impact on the attainment of students eligible for Pupil Premium.

The pupil premium was introduced by the government in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). The government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the pupil premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:

• The performance tables, which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers.

• The OFSTED inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupils, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium.

• Publication of Pupil Premium information on the school’s website.

Our intention is to close the gap in attainment between students eligible for Pupil Premium funding and other students in the school and in turn for all of our students to perform better than students nationally. We will use the funding provided to target support to enable this to happen.

Funding

Academic Year Number of FSM students used to calculate Pupil Premium on the deprivation measure. Pupil Premium funding including children in care and Service children.
2016/17  198 £233,733
2017/18 (Forecast) 198 £194,480

Expenditure

2016/17 Planned additional support funded by the Pupil Premium

Planned Pupil Premium grant financial support

Student Learning Support • 1:1 Tuition for students who have been identified as not making the expected level of progress in English and/or Maths*
• Literacy intervention*
• Learning support teachers and teaching assistants, to enable priority access for Pupil Premium students to small group interventions and additional support in mainstream classrooms.
• Additional careers advice for vulnerable students.
• Additional focussed CPD to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
• PiXL subscription.
• Class charts
• Resources
£186,950
Student Support • Counselling service
• Student Support interventions
£43,275
Extended Schools support • Trip Remissions & Support Fund - (inc food tech ingredients, revision guides & uniform)
• Extended schools
• Extra-curricular clubs
£3,548
Total   £233,773

 

2017/18 Planned additional support funded by the Pupil Premium Planned Pupil Premium grant financial support
Student Learning Support • 1:1 Tuition for students who have been identified as not making the expected level of progress in English and/or Maths*
• Literacy intervention*
• Learning support teachers and teaching assistants, to enable priority access for Pupil Premium students to small group interventions and additional support in mainstream classrooms.
• Additional careers advice for vulnerable students.
• Additional focussed CPD to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
• Class charts
• Show my Homework

£188,820

Student Support • Counselling service
• Student Support interventions
£43,708
Extended Schools support • Trip Remissions & Support Fund - (inc food tech ingredients, revision guides & uniform)
• Extended schools
• Extra-curricular clubs
£5,000
Forecast Total   £237,528

* Year 7 catch up funding also contributes to the cost of this intervention.

The Impact of pupil premium expenditure on the attainment of students at QE

This year the government has introduced new methods for measuring school performance. The graph below, illustrates the former method and demonstrates the percentage of students attaining 5 GCSEs A*-C including English and Maths and includes PP performance under this old measure for 2016 GCSE results.

The new method is Progress8 that is calculated by comparing the performance of students in each school with their peers nationally. As a result of this it is not possible to make a final report until these national figures are made available in January 2017. However we are able to use this model and compare this with national figures from the previous year as a guide until then.

Progress of PP students

The Progress8 score of PP students in 2017 was -0.46 , up from -0.56 the previous year, demonstrating a continued rise in the 3 year trend.

PP 3 year trend upto 2017

Year 7 Catch Up Grant funded Interventions and Impact

The catch up funding grant for 2015-16 was £11,500.

23 students attracted Catch Up Grant funding because they had not reached level 4 in 2015 in their KS2 SAT tests. Targeted students received additional literacy and Maths intervention support. The impact of the literacy intervention saw on average, an increase of thier reading age by 14.6 months and an average increase in spelling age by 13.5 months. The impact of the Maths intervention had an average increase in Maths by 13.1 months.

 

Please find the Pupil Premium Policy and the Application for Financial Support for students currently registered for Free School Meals below. 

Pupil Premium Policy
Application for Financial Support for students currently registered for Free School Meals.docx