March 28, 2017

Pupil Premium expenditure 2016-17


Number of Students and Pupil Premium (PP) received – Financial Year 2016/17
Total number of students on roll600
Total number of students eligible for Deprivation (FSM) Pupil Premium259
Total number of students eligible for Looked After Children Premium1
Total number of pupils eligible for Service Child Premium6
Total amount of Pupil Premium received£252,285



Barriers to educational achievement of eligible students


•       Poor attendance

•       Low literacy levels

•       Poor concentration span

•       Social and emotional needs that lead to low self-esteem and behavioural problems

•       Limited access to educational experiences/physical activities outside the school environment

•       Limited/low aspirations

•       Limited opportunities in the home environment to complete homework tasks


Nature of planned support/spending
At KS4 the pupil premium funding was targeted to those with the greatest need, defined by progress against target, reading age and attendance.  Rather than providing initiatives that are only directly targeted at PP students, which may allow them to be identified in their peer group, the school adopts an inclusive stance that enables initiatives to be available for all.  However these initiatives are such that they are designed to benefit (taking into account statistical analysis) the most vulnerable students and those at risk of under achieving through their family background.

Key focus 2016/17

Aim: The majority of KS3 students eligible for PP improve their progress by the end of that key stage across the curriculum

This will be evidenced in English written assessments, LEXIA assessments and Accelerated Reading assessments

Costing £33,000

Aim: Improved rates of progress across KS4 for MAT students eligible for PP

There are a number of intervention programmes in place to support students not expected to reach four levels of progress.

Costing: £32,000

Aim: To address the complex needs of some PP students and reduction in behaviour incidents/referrals for these students

Set up ‘The Hive’ and the implementation of new behaviour policy in January 2017 – expansion of Behaviour Support  and Inclusion Centres.

Costing: £115,000

Aim: to consolidate LSA support for students with complex learning needs

108 students have either an Education Learning Plan or require support for their learning, 53.01% of those are eligible PP funding.

Costing: £72,000

Breakdown of funding:

£500.00 – Free school meals (FSM) subsidy to enable students to have access to meal deals.

£17,500.00 – Football Academy – accessible to all students and helps to nurture team building, co-operation, communication and re-enforces British values including integrity and fair play.

£24,500.00 – Produce individualised learning plans to address student need – including Accelerated reading programme and Lexia group reading, extra literacy lessons targeted at students with low reading ages and other literacy intervention programmes.

£18,800.00 – Maintained level of LSAs to assist with literacy and numeracy support.

£4,000.00 – Exam scribe support

£34,000.00 – Continued development of the Behaviour Support Centre including new facility ‘The Hive’ and staffing to accommodate more vulnerable/at risk of exclusion students.

£10,100.00 – Director of Learning and Assistant Pastoral Leader provision for Guidance and support.

£18,000.00 – Learning Mentors to meet the emotional, social and wellbeing of all students.

£36,500.00 – Maintained teaching staff in core subjects to keep class sizes smaller. Maintained employment of Attendance Officer – this position acts to be proactive in ensuring that students attend more regularly which should lead to improved academic performance.   Use of external specialists in core subjects to enhance delivery of the subject especially to students who are considered to be underachieving.

£28,000.00 – Additional staff in English, Maths and Science.

£3,000.00 – Provision of school equipment and uniform (incl. PE uniform), ingredients and materials during practical lessons.

£2,000.00 – Year 11 intervention programme including coursework catch up days, after school revision programme where revision guides and refreshments are provided together with holiday revision classes for students prior to GCSE examinations.

£13,700.00 – Support for vulnerable Year 11 students to access vocational programmes at exernal providers.

£2,000.00 – School Theatre Production – opportunity for all students to participate – this includes back stage roles.

£3,000.00 – Educational Powburn visits – residential activity for targeted students.

​£1750.00 – Computer facilities accessible after school for students together with extra-curricular clubs for the students to develop their skills and opportunities. Work related experience – this is provided to give students a real life environment to prepare them for life after school.

£1,500.00 – Subscription to Sisra to track students’ achievement better – tool for analysis of targets and achievement so that a greater level of information is available on specific groups of students including disadvantaged.

£20,000.00 – The School has in place rigorous monitoring and support systems.  This will allow the school to generate attainment data that will demonstrate the impact of initiatives put in place through the use of pupil premium funding.

£1000.00 – Support to purchase school uniform.

£1000.00 – Lunch time clubs run by the Learning Mentors for more vulnerable students.

£1,500.00 – Support for music lessons via outside tutors

£1,000.00 – Training for staff with a focus on feedback and questioning

£1,500.00 – Training for staff on the use of RAISE Online in order to analyse data and allowing intervention to be identified swiftly.

£5,200.00 – Purchase of ICT hardware and iPads to support Faculties

£500.00 – After school music programmes (Rock School)

£1,000.00 – Whole School Arts Participation

£300.00 – Young Americans workshops

£500.00 – Off-site photography visits



How we will measure the impact and effect of our Pupil Premium funding:


•       Academic achievement of students: An increase in the progress of eligible students

•       Attendance: An improvement in the attendance of eligible students

•       Behaviour: Improved behaviour demonstrated through the decreasing numbers of students being placed in our Behaviour Support Centre

•       Well Being: Mental health/emotional well-being student surveys/views and feedback from our Student Safeguarding Support Manager and Heads of Year

•       Post 16 Progression: A decrease in the percentage of NEET students

This will be reviewed on a termly basis with a review of spending against impact at the end of the academic year.