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Updated: December 2018
The ‘Pupil Premium’ funding was introduced by the Government in April 2011 with the objective of narrowing the achievement gap between students from low income families and their peers (termed disadvantaged students). Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, however they are accountable for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from specific target groups. New measures have been included in the performance tables to show the achievement of disadvantaged students.
Analysing the past performance of disadvantaged students suggested that there are a number of barriers to the achievement and wellbeing of these students:
Fallibroome is committed to ensuring support and resources are in place to enable our disadvantaged students to improve their academic outcomes. We have responded to this challenge by introducing the following initiatives:
Pupil Premium funding for the 17/18 academic year was £151,000
Overspend of funding is absorbed by the main school budget.
Pupil Premium funding for this academic year will be approximately £179,000.
The achievement data for our disadvantaged students is monitored very closely and regularly compared against the rest of the cohort. At this point in time, we are focused on improving the Progress 8 score for disadvantaged students. The key measures we track are:
The tables below summarise the progress made against each of these measures. We have seen a rapid rise in the progress of our disadvantaged students, with the gap between their progress and the progress of other students reducing this year. This is now well below the national gap. For the last two years the progress of our disadvantaged students has been well above the national figure for disadvantaged students.
It is also worth noting that our four high ability disadvantaged students had a P8 score of +0.55, with all of them securing at least 5 subjects at Grade 9-4 including both English and Maths.
Similarly, we have seen a rise in the outcomes for our disadvantaged students in English and Maths (Basics) on the new GCSE courses, with the gap between their progress and that of other students narrowing also. This gaps is also well below the national gap.
*2016 refers to Legacy GCSEs, so outcomes cannot be compared to 2017 and 2018
We analyse the impact of our PP spending each autumn following GCSE and A Level outcomes.
Catch-up funding for the last academic year was £15,500.
Catch-up funding for this academic year is £16,000.
N.B Of the 32 children eligible for catch-up premium 10 pupils are also Ever6 children and therefore are funded £935 pupil premium grant in addition to the catch-up funding. The additional spend over the £16,000 will be included in the main Pupil Premium grant reporting.
An analysis of the results for the targeted students is below. These results are based on the progression of the students from their Key Stage 2 SAT results to the end of their Year 7 studies. This table also allows comparison with those pupils who ended KS2 on Level 4 or above
From analysing the end of year data, it is clear to see that students who joined Fallibroome below a Level 4 in English are making strong progress. Students who joined Fallibroome below a Level 4 in Maths have also made progress and on average are showing a good improvement of one sub level. We are currently working on a new Maths intervention programme that should help support the development of the students who join the school below a Level 4.