Pupil Premium Spending and Impact 2016


 Pupil Premium Spending and Impact 2015-16 Priority:

Description and Objective

PP Cost



To improve the attendance of Pupil Premium/Disadvantaged students. To close the gap between attendance of Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium students. Reduce the number of Persistent Absent students (Using the new 2015 PA threshold of 90%).


This provides a member of staff with responsibility for Pupil Premium Attendance and Family Support to support parents to improve student attendance.

In 2016 Free School Meal student’s overall attendance improved by 0.7% points when compared to 2015.  The gap between FSM and Non FSM students also closed by 0.3% points to leave a gap at the end of 2016 of 2.9% points.  When comparing FSM attendance with the National Average, the school’s cohort is in line with the National Average for FSM students.  When compared to the NON FSM National Average, the gap is 3.1% points which sees an improvement when compared to 2015 of 0.5% points.  Persistent Absent rates of the FSM group for 2016 were 1.9% points below the National Average for FSM.

Behaviour for Learning

To reduce the number of Fixed Term Exclusions of Pupil Premium students. To improve resilience of Pupil Premium students.


This provides staffing for the Personalised Learning Centre and Learning Mentor support for students at risk of Exclusion.

Fixed Term Exclusion rates have been reduced from 33.02% in 2013. The difference between the National Average for FSM exclusions and the school exclusions for the percentage of students receiving 1 or more Fixed Term Exclusions has reduced since last year by 1.5% points.  However, this remains a school priority.

Improving Outcomes

To improve outcomes and progress across core subjects.


This provides:

An additional group/teaching across all core subjects.

Intervention teaching groups within the core.

TLR responsibility for the outcomes of PP students across the Core subjects.


For Maths GCSE outcomes in 2016, the new Progress score was +0.3 for Disadvantaged students.  The Attainment 8 score for Maths in 2016 was 8.13.


For English the Progress score for 2016 was -0.4.  The attainment 8 score for English was 8.83.


For the Science pillar, the Progress score for 2016 was +0.3.

Raising Aspirations

To provide guidance to ensure students are able to engage with a variety of progression routes and are able to access Higher Education.


This provides a trained IAG councillor to prevent NEETs and support students when planning their future progression route.

Year 10 Work Experience for 10 working days.

In 2014/15 83% of Pupil Premium students secured a place onto their next phase/Progression route following KS4, however, 94% secured a place on education and/or training in 2015/16.

Raising Aspirations

To improve student self-esteem by providing basic equipment and uniform so Pupil Premium students do not feel different from non-Pupil Premium students. Subject specific equipment, ingredients, ICT and resources to enable student to better access all curriculum areas.


This is resourced based and the school purchases basic equipment such as pens pencils, calculators etc.

Reduction of in-class behaviour incidents recorded in Term 1 of 2016 when compared to the same point of the previous year.

Raising Aspirations

Ensure access to extra‐curricular

activities is not disproportionate for

PP students


This money is used to support trips and visits and also transport costs for students who may need to use a taxi to attend extra sessions or activities.

Able to access enrichment activities and external courses.  Improved extra-curricular attendance by Pupil Premium students.  Numbers of Pupil Premium students are of similar numbers to those Non- pupil Premium students, despite the smaller number of Pupil Premium students in the group.  Approximately 36% of Pupil Premium take part in extra-curricular activities in PE and Performance.

Improving Outcomes

To close the attainment gap between Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium students. To improve student progress across all curriculum areas.


To fund 4 HLTA support across key departments to provide additional intervention across the core.

See Improving Outcomes and Progress Across Core Subjects section

Improving Outcomes


To raise Literacy and Numeracy levels for all students, with particular focus upon reducing gap between chronological age and reading/numeracy age for pp student.


To fund Lexia, an on line literacy tool to support Literacy Intervention.

GL Assessment Literacy and Numeracy testing to monitor progress.


Improvements made for PP pupils, who took part in Literacy and Numeracy intervention:

·         Yr7 – 14 months on average

·         Yr8 – 19 months on average

·         Yr9 – 27 months on average

·         Yr10 – 17 months on average


Improving Outcomes

To improve the experiences of students and support Transition to the school by giving students a head start to their learning. To also improve student self-esteem and independent learning strategies.

£8,500 :

This funding was used to provide a Summer School for Year 6, 7 and 8 students.

Attended by 68% of new intake.  Questionnaire responses demonstrated that 100% of students enjoyed the experience; 75% felt more confident regarding beginning Secondary School.  80% had enjoyed the reading element and a similar number particularly valued the Science lessons.  98% would attend a future summer school.


Improving Outcomes


£30 000: 

To provide an Accelerated Learning Hub for Pupil Premium students across all year groups.

10- Year 7 and Year 8 – improved by one Level from below to expected.

Year 9&10 (10) – 100% improvement on all targeted exam questions

Year 11 who attended 100% achieved A-C in English and Maths.

Humanities also achieve C Grade














Balance Carried Forward