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Pupil Premium Statement

Information for the 2014/2015 Academic Year

  1. Pupil Premium Funding:

    The Pupil Premium allocation for the 2014/2014 Academic Year was £141,000.

    For the 2015/2016 Academic Year, we expect to receive £149,132

  2. Pupil Premium Expenditure:

    Pupil Premium expenditure in the previous Academy Financial Year;

    These funds were used in a variety of ways to provide additional support and intervention for all students, but with a particular focus on:

    • children in receipt of ‘Free School Meals’ (FSM ‘ever 6’ – now or in previous six years)
    • children who are ‘Looked After’ (CLA)
    • children who left care to a Special Guardianship Order (SGO)
    • children who left care to a Residence Order
    • children who are adopted from care
    • children whose parents work in the Armed Services

    A key area where these funds were targeted is to ensure the continued progress and academic achievement for these vulnerable groups.

    Specific examples of the support and interventions which took place include:

    • Additional resource in English and maths to provide additional teaching groups which were smaller (where staffing allowed). This allowed for additional support for vulnerable students where it had been identified that they were underachieving
    • Curriculum support – additional time focussing on maths and English with learning mentors, and/or the one-to-one tutors for maths and English who focussed on low literacy and numeracy levels and where the rate of progress was not as expected
    • Software programme to develop literacy skills across KS3
    • G&T programme to inspire and motivate students
    • Reader leaders – Yr12 and 13 externally certificated scheme (fully-funded) where students in Years 7 and 8 received a mentor and spent one or two sessions a week developing reading and social skills
    • Careers advice and guidance – ex-Connexions advisor employed to give advice to students from Years 9-13, both as groups and individually, to reduce the risk of any student becoming a NEET
    • Employment of a school counsellor to be available for those students wishing to have individual appointments
    • Curriculum trips subsidised or part-subsidised to prevent social exclusion
    • Fairthorne Manor (Yr7) and other residential activities subsidised or part-subsidised
    • Transport subsidies for those facing financial difficulties
    • Uniform, PH&F sports kit and essential equipment (including study guides in KS4 and text books in KS5) subsidies for those facing financial difficulties
    • Subsidised music lessons
    • Revision programmes and external agencies delivering study skills to maximise achievement
    • Whole staff training on meta-cognitive thinking skills, assessment strategies and ‘closing the gap’
    • Research and Development activities aimed at ‘closing the gap’
  3. Intentions for the 2015/2016 Academic Year:

    We intend to continue with the initiatives listed above. We will continually review them and add or remove initiatives to ensure sustained success, raise aspirations and to limit social exclusion.

    This includes:

    • The appointment of Key Stage 3 and 4 Progress Managers; who will be extending our Interventions and Mentoring Programmes, as well as launching an Aspirational Families Project across the Academy
    • The additional Personal Development provision that will provide opportunities for students to cultivate their resilience and character for achievement. (Please refer to the academy development plan for further details)
  4. Impact on educational attainment on vulnerable students for whom we receive Pupil Premium funding:

    The vast majority of our Pupil Premium students made good progress throughout the year. Students’ progress and achievement was measured, in particular, at the end of KS3, KS4 and KS5.

MeasureAll StudentsNon Pupil PremiumPupil Premium
End of KS318314934
Average Progress in English (KS2-3)1.8 Levels1.8 Levels2.0 Levels
Average Progress in maths (KS2-3)1.5 Levels1.5 Levels1.3 Levels
Average Progress in science (KS2-3)1.6 Levels1.6 Levels1.5 Levels
Achieving 5+ in English95%95%97%
Achieving 5+ in maths95%95%94%
Achieving 5+ in both English and maths93%93%94%
End of KS418114536
5 A*-C90.1%92.4%80.6%
5 A*-C including English and maths84.5%88.3%69.4%
3+ Levels of Progress English86.7%86.9%86.1%
3+ Levels of Progress maths87.3%90.3%75%
3+ Levels of Progress science81.8%85.5%66.7%
English Baccalaureate55%61.4%36.1%
Average capped point score348.01358.04307.61
Average total point score441.46451.66400.39
3A/A*35.9%39.3%22.2%
2+ science84%87.6%69.4%
1 modern foreign language75.7%80.7%55.6%
End of KS512711611
Achieving 2+ Level 3 qualifications100%100%100%
Average points score per student381380408
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