Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Information

Strategy and Impact 

What is it, who is it focussed on and what is the expected impact?

The government has allocated schools a sum of money which is called the ‘Pupil Premium’.  This is to ensure that all students, from Reception through to Year 11, are given the same opportunities to achieve academically and so that no child is disadvantaged due to economic or social circumstances. The amount of the grant for students in secondary education is £935 per pupil whilst the premium for looked after children and those adopted from care is £1900.

Although not solely for raising attainment, there is a Service Premium of £300 for students who have, or have recently had, a parent working in the armed forces.

The three identified groups entitled to the Pupil Premium are:

  • students who are currently, or who have been entitled to free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years (FSM ever 6)
  • children in local authority care or adopted from local authority care 
  • the Service Premium is to support students who have at least one parent working for the Armed Services or have had at some point in the past 6 years (ever 6).

Pupil Premium Allocation

Funding is based on the data submitted on the annual January census day.

The funding available to The Peele Community College has been:

  • 2014-15  £189,960
  • 2015-16  £203,800

2015 -2016

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Number of students

34 (33%)

 50 (34%)

 47 (34%)

 41 (33%)

 47 (33%)

Children Looked After

1

0

0

2

1

 

Allocation of Resources 2015 – 16:

Academic Support Programmes

£2,600

1.2%

Resources, including ICT, revision support material, uniform, DT materials

£25,000

12.5%

Staffing, including Literacy and Numeracy catch up programmes, Individual mentors, additional teaching staff to support disadvantaged students, Pastoral support staffing

£133,000

66.3%

Enrichment Activities, including music lessons, support with educational visits

£10,000

5%

Nurture group provision

£30,000

15%

The projected funding for 2016-17 is £201,000.

Strategy and Provision 2015/16

Curriculum programmes – focused on learning to close the attainment gaps

  • Targeted lesson support in English and Maths
  • Targeted small group interventions in English and Maths
  • Targeted small group support in English and Maths
    • Prioritised Impartial Careers Information Advice & Guidance meetings for Year 11 students

Wider College and enrichment programmes:

  • Access to the internet and IT
  • Paying for text books and revision material
  • Providing one to one or small group mentoring
    • Small group Literacy tuition – Read Write Inc. and Accelerated Reader programs
  • Educational visits
  • Assistance with residential trips
  • Out of hours homework clubs and revision sessions
  • Enhanced Pastoral support programme

 

Impact on Attainment 2015/16

Progress 8

Year 11 pupil premium students achieved a P8 score of -0.28, compared to non-pupil premium students who achieved a P8 score of -0.16.

Attainment -  5 A*-C including English and Maths

The % of Year 11 pupil premium students who achieved 5 A* - C grades including English and Maths was 38.1%. The % of non-pupil premium achieving this was 59.8%.  This is a reduction in the gap of 5.3% from 2015

Levels of Progress in Mathematics

The % of Year 11 pupil premium students who achieved expected progress in Maths was 52.3% compared to 75.0% of non-pupil premium students who achieved this benchmark.  Both groups increased overall from 2015, however the gap increased slightly from 21% to 23%.  The % of Year 11 pupil premium students who achieved better than expected progress in Maths was 21.4% compared to 26.0% of non-pupil premium students who achieved this benchmark.  Both groups improved significantly from 2015 with the gap remaining at about 4%

Levels of Progress in English

The % of Year 11 pupil premium students who achieved expected progress in English was 61.9% compared to 68.8% of non-pupil premium students who achieved this benchmark.  The gap remained at 7% from 2015.  The % of Year 11 pupil premium students who achieved better than expected progress in English was 23.8% compared to 24.0% of non-pupil premium students who achieved this benchmark.  The gap closed from 5% in 2015 to 0.2% in 2016

English Baccalaureate

The gap between the percentage of pupil premium students and non-pupil premium students who achieved this benchmark remained below 3%

In conclusion, the gap between our pupil premium and non-pupil premium students within school is closing with the % of pupil premium students achieving these benchmarks increasing.

Destination of Y11 pupils in 2016 entitled to the Pupil Premium Grant:

Of the 43 students in year 11 who received pupil premium 30 have continued into further education or training.  One student has started employment without training, eight are awaiting the outcome of applications to continue education or training and four are currently considering their options (September 2016)

Attendance

The attendance of pupil premium students across the college in 2015-16 was 93.8%, compared to 95.7% for non-pupil premium students. The gap in attendance closed from 3.2% in 2015 to 1.9% in 2016.