Pupil Premium


Pupil Premium Report: 2016-2017

Overview of the School (on 3 October 2016)  

Total number of pupils on roll: 960

Total number of pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium: 141 from the First to Fifth Forms 

Pupil Premium grant received per pupil per year: £935 

Nature of Support 

Support is tailored to the individual needs of the pupil. Pupils have accessed: 

• One-to-one and small group learning mentor support 

• Personal tuition in numeracy and literacy 

• Small group supported study to aid learning in a variety of subject areas 

• Study skills sessions 

• Small group reading, spelling and numeracy support 

• Personalised curriculum choices 

• Homework club after school (Monday to Thursday) 

• Financial support for equipment, residential trips and music tuition 

• Smaller class sizes at Key Stage 3 with class sizes limited to 15 for those needing most support and also in specialised subjects throughout all Key Stages. 

• An extensive programme of pre-examination revision classes during the Easter holidays 

• A wide range of booster classes at Key Stage 4 targeted at those at risk of under-performance 

• Access to School Counsellor services 

• Extended Form Periods for Form Teachers to help pupils access the above strategies and provide one-to-one support

Measuring the Impact of Pupil Premium Spending

• Measures the impact of the interventions by tracking the progress of Pupil Premium pupils on a termly basis 

• Measures the success of pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 relative to their target grades and against threshold measures such as 5+ A*-C, 5+ A*-C including English and Mathematics, EBacc and expected progress in English, Mathematics and Science 

• Monitors and supports pupils accessing pastoral support and discusses their progress and needs regularly 

92% (2015 - 90%) of all pupils received five or more grades at A* to C; for those in receipt of the pupil premium, this figure was 77% (2015- 83%).  

77% (2015 – 74%) of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium achieved at least five GCSEs at grades A*-C including Mathematics and English; this is 10% (2015 – 9%) below the total for all pupils (87%), but far exceeds the national average for all Pupil Premium boys and that for all boys nationally.  

50% (2015 - 46%) of all pupils attained the EBacc; for those in receipt of the pupil premium, this figure was 31% (2015 – 26%) - again, above national averages for that group.  

The proportion of all pupils making the expected progress (i.e. 3 levels) in English and Mathematics was 91% and 86% respectively and, for pupils in receipt of the pupil premium, 70% and 81%.

Government introduced a new ‘Progress 8’ measure in 2016. The Progress 8 score for all pupils was 0.44; for those in receipt of the pupil premium, this figure was 0.23 - again, above national averages for that group.

Click here to view the Pupil Premium Report for 2015-16.

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