Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure

Overview

The Pupil Premium is paid by means of a specific grant based upon school census figures for pupils registered for Free School Meals. In addition a grant is also received for looked after children and for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

The pupil premium is additional to the main school funding and it will be used by the school to address any underlying inequalities or underachievement for the children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches those pupils who need it most.

Objectives for Pupil Premium in this School

  • The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils.
  • The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and that of the rest of the school. 
  • We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it make a significant impact upon their educational achievement and progress as well as an impact upon their own personal development and well-being.

School Policy

The Executive Headteacher, Head of School and Governors have agreed a policy for Pupil Premium to guide the use of funds and to ensure that that it represents value for money.

Accountability

The Executive Headteacher, Head of School and Senior Leadership Team will regularly and rigorously monitor, evaluate and review the strategies we have put in place for Pupil Premium and report to the Governing Body on its progress and impact.

Measuring the impact of PPG Spending

  • Students to obtain a grade 4 or above (equivalent to a C grade) or above in Mathematics and English at GCSE Level.
  • Students to achieve in line with or above their target grades in GCSE examinations.
  • Students to achieve 5+ Grades 9 – 4 (equivalent to A* - C grade) including English and Mathematics.
  • Students to achieve the Ebacc
  • Students in year 7 – 11 have been identified for intervention to ensure they meet the expected levels of progress. Support will be put in place for students not on track to achieve in line with expected levels.
  • Students/parents will be supported to ensure that attendance remains above the statutory minimum of 95%


Report 2016-2017

Planned Pupil Premium Spending

April 2016 – March 2017

  Sum of amount (£)
Resources 35,000.00
Staffing - PSW and attendance 52,664.00
Staffing - Behaviour 45,664.00
Staffing Counsellors 31,617.00
Staffing - TAs 60,460.00
Year Support Staff 74,043.00
TOTAL £299,425.00


Report 2015-2016

Planned Premium Income

Total Amount of Pupil Premium Funding Received £374,680
Total number of students on roll (incl sixth form 1153 Academic year 2015-2016
Total numbers of students eligible for PP funding 317 eligible for free school meals, 10 additional students obtained LAC funding
Amount for those students receiving free school meals £353,976 which is 94.47% of the Total
Amount for those students in care (Kent) VSK £16,854 which is 4.5% of the Total
Amount for those students in care (Other LA) VSOA £3,850 which is 1.0% of the Total


Pupil Premium Spending

April 2015 - March 2016

  Sum of Amount (£)
Curriculum Pathways 20082.99
Personalised School Issue & Access to the Curriculum 4336.74
Staff Training 0
Staffing 316560
Resources for Learning 1416.4
Assessment & Software 63.5
Professional Services 1935
Enrichment 1530
Attendance & Behaviour 0
Teaching and Learning Enhancements 0
Pupil Premium Virtual School 0
Rewards 5995.95
   
TOTAL £351,920.58

 

Impact of Pupil Premium Spending 2015 – 2016

58 students in Y11 were eligible for Pupil Premium Funding.

  • 29/58 (50%) of students achieved a C grade or higher in both their English Language GCSE and their Mathematics GCSE.
  • 23/58 (39.7%) of students achieved 5+ A*-C grades including English and Mathematics.
  • 10 of the 58 students (17.2%) achieved 8 or more A*-C grades with 4 students achieving 9 and 1 student achieving 10.
  • 3 of the 58 students achieved the EBACC.
  • Mathematics progress: 50.9% students made expected levels of progress; 18.2% made more than expected levels of progress.
  • English progress: 80% made expected levels of progress; 31.81% made more than expected levels of progress.

Report 2014-2015

Pupil Premium Income

Total Amount of Pupil Premium Funding Received £351,260
Total number of students on roll (incl sixth form 1185 Academic year 2014-2015
Total numbers of students eligible for PP funding 376 eligible for free school meals, 13 additional students obtained LAC funding
Amount for those students receiving free school meals £310,161 which is 88.7% of the Total
Amount for those students in care (Kent) VSK £21,012 which is 6.0% of the Total
Amount for those students in care (Other LA) VSOA £3,100 which is 0.9% of the Total
Summer School Funding based on 70 eligible transition students 47 attendees for a two week programme £17,500 which is 4.98% of the Total


Pupil Premium Spending

April 2014 - March 2015

  Sum of Amount (£)
Curriculum Pathways 65864.26
Personalised School Issue & Access to the Curriculum 5127.44
Staff Training 8264.58
Staffing 172804.85
Resources for Learning 24546.42
Assessment & Software 5723.68
Professional Services 13210.50
Enrichment 2199.63
Attendance & Behaviour 7969.41
Teaching and Learning Enhancements 2900.00
Pupil Premium Virtual School 0.00
Rewards 10000.00
   
TOTAL £318,610.77

 

Impact of Pupil Premium Spending 2014 – 2015

65 students in Year 11 were eligible for PP

  • The percentage of Disadvantaged students achieving 5A*-C including English and Maths has increased by 1%. In 2014 the total was 15% and in 2015 it was 16%.
  • Significant improvements have been made in closing the school 5A*-C including English and Maths gap. The Disadvantaged students in comparison to the Others gap has reduced to 19% in 2015. This is a 9% improvement from 2014 when the gap between Disadvantaged and Others was 28%.
  • In comparison to the 2015 National gap figures between Disadvantaged students and Others (26%) the school gap of 19% demonstrated a 7% reduction against National figures.
  • Mathematics progress: 46.0% students made expected levels of progress; 14.3% made more than expected levels of progress.
  • English progress: 65.9% made expected levels of progress; 31.8% made more than expected levels of progress.