Pupil Premium Spending and Impact 2017-2018

The Radcliffe School Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

1.    Summary information



Academic Year


Total PP budget


Date of most recent PP Review


Total number of pupils


Number of pupils eligible for PP


Date for next internal review of this strategy



2.  Current attainment


Pupils eligible for PP (your school)

Pupils not eligible for PP (national average)

Progress 8 score average



Attainment 8 score average



3.  Barriers to future attainment (for pupils eligible for PP)

In-school barriers (issues to be addressed in school, such as poor literacy skills)


Low literacy and numeracy skills reducing access to the curriculum.


Poor behaviour leading to higher exclusion rates.


Low self-esteem and poor resilience when tackling unfamiliar concepts.

External barriers (issues which also require action outside school, such as low attendance rates)


Low Attendance rates.

Low aspirations.

4.  Desired outcomes (desired outcomes and how they will be measured)

Success criteria


Improved outcomes for PP students.

Gaps closed between PP and Non-PP


Improved attendance.

At least in line with national Averages


To reduce the number of students who have Literacy and Numeracy ages below their chronological ages.

90% of students to be in line with their chronological age


5.  Planned expenditure

·         Academic year


The three headings below enable schools to demonstrate how they are using the Pupil Premium to improve classroom pedagogy, provide targeted support and support whole school strategies.

Quality of teaching for all

Desired outcome

Chosen action / approach

How will you ensure it is implemented well?

Staff lead

When will you review implementation?

Progress for all in line with National averages.

CPD focus on supporting groups and quality first teaching.

Smaller class sizes in core subjects to support intervention.

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

Lesson observations.

Data analysis.


Half termly as part of the QA cycle.

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

Appointment of a qualified IAG and Pupil Premium co-ordinator.

Review of IAG data,



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

To provide targeted Literacy support with regular testing and review


Student questionnaires.

Data analysis.



Total budgeted cost



Targeted support

Desired outcome

Chosen action / approach

How will you ensure it is implemented well?

Staff lead

When will you review implementation?

To improve student self-esteem.

Purchase of basic equipment such as pens pencils, calculators etc. and to contribute towards trips and visits.

Student surveys.

Data analysis.



To reduce the number of Fixed Term Exclusions of Pupil Premium students to be at least in line with National Averages.

To provide additional staffing for the Personalised Learning Centre and Learning Mentor support for students at risk of Exclusion.

Data analysis.


Half Termly

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.

Summer school

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


Student questionnaires.

Data analysis.



Autumn term review

To improve the attendance of Pupil Premium/Disadvantaged students to at least be in line with National Averages. 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%) to at least be in line with National Averages.

To appoint a post with specific responsibility for Pupil Premium attendance and Family Support to work with the current school structures and families.

Data analysis.


Half Termly

Total budgeted cost