Introduction to the Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium (PP) is additional funding given to schools so that they can support particular groups of pupils who are known to be at risk of underachievement. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals or who have been eligible for free school meals in the past six years.

The allocation for 2015-16 included pupils on the January 2014 School Census known to have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in any of the previous six years, as well as those first known to be eligible as from January 2015. It equated to £935 per child (in accordance with eligibility criteria, e.g. free school meals, Looked after Children, and Ever6 FSM, etc.). The total allocation was £99,266 including the carry forward from 2014-15. Of the total allocation we spent £97,850, leaving a balance of £1,416 to carry forward into 2016-17 financial year.

For 2016-17 financial year, we have been given an allocation of £82,640 plus £1,416 remaining from last year giving a total allocation of £84,056. The per pupil allocation for secondary schools is £935 per FSM and ‘Ever6’ pupils. For ‘Looked after Children’ and eligible adopted children, the allocation is £1,900 per pupil. The ‘service child premium’ is set at £300 per pupil. In this year’s allocation we do not have any ‘service’ pupils.

Please see our Pupil Premium Report for the effect of this expenditure on the educational achievement of our pupils.

 

Pupil Premium Update February 2017

Please click here for our Pupil Premium Update February 2017

 

 Year 7 Catch Up premium (Literacy & Numeracy)

This funding is for each year 7 pupil who has not achieved at least level 4 in English and/or mathematics at Key Stage 2.

The allocation for 2015-16 was £18,810 including the carry forward from 2014-15. Of this allocation £18,763 was spent with £47 carried forward to 2016-17.

In 2015-16 we used the funding to support 1:2:1 tuition in mathematics and English for students in year 7.

Year 7 Catch-up Funding and Impact Statement 2015/16

The school has the highest of expectations for all students. In line with this expectation, the school is committed to accelerating the progress of students who join the school with below average starting points.

The school's catch-up strategy is composed of two strands:

Strand Success
Improving literacy All students who enter the school with a Key Stage 3 English grade below Level 4 will make good progress (% meeting FFT20 targets) in line with their peers by data capture one in year 8
Improving numeracy All students who enter the school with a Key Stage 2 mathematics grade below Level 4 will make good progress (% meeting FFT20 targets) in line with their peers by data capture one in year 8

 

Impact: Year 7 catch-up strategy outcomes 2015 - 2016

Monies for the financial year 2015 - 16 were spent on one-to-one tuition.

Strand Impact
Improving literacy 86% of the 7 students entering Uplands below expected level reading in year 7 have met their FFT20 target in reading by year 8.  This compared to a year average of 61% meeting their FFT20 reading targets
Improving numeracy 32% of the 16 year 7 students entering Uplands below the expected level in mathematics year 7 have met their FFT20 target by year 8.  This compares to  a year average of 29% meeting their FFT20 targets