The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is additional funding to main school funding given to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The Government has used pupils entitled to Free School Meals as an indicator for deprivation and the funding helps to tackle those inequalities of the pupils who need it most.
The pupil premium was allocated to St.Bede’s Catholic Comprehensive School for pupils who have either registered for free schools meals at any point with the last six years, children who have been on the Local Authority’s looked after children register, and children of service personnel. As an example, St. Bede’s Catholic Comprehensive School 31.6% (source: Raiseonline 2016) pupils eligible for Free School Meals.
The pupil premium is paid to schools as the Government believes they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.
Pupil Premium 2016-17
The pupil premium funding for St. Bede’s in the financial year 2016/17 is £182,900. This funding has enabled the school to provide the following, and offer additional strategies:
|Provision||Approx Costs||Support for Learners|
|Pupil transport||£12,000||Disadvantaged pupils transported home by taxi after intervention sessions.|
|SEND Services||£78,750||Provides support to pupils and their families.
Some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils fit into this category.
Teaching Assistants are deployed in many different ways to support our children who may require one to one support to achieve their potential.
|Strategic Lead in English||£15,000||To raise pupil profile in English.|
|School Chaplain||14,301||Organises class masses and whole school liturgy as well as year group retreats.
Is responsible for development of school ethos in liaison with head of RE and SLT.
One to one tuition
KS3 & KS4 booster classes
|£10,560||Subject specific study session timetabled throughout the year for every subject, with specialists allowing targeted pupils access to support at key times of need.
This involves after school sessions, holiday sessions, study breakfasts before exams and one to one assistance.
Many voluntary sessions have also been well attended.
|Pupils who attend The Green School|
and East Durham College
|£10,560||Alternative provision for pupils who require different pathways.|
|Careers Guidance||£10,560||CEIAG support for all pupils Y7-Y13 to ensure they are best placed to progress into the education or employment pathway of their choice.|
|Minibus||£4,224||Purchase of a minibus will enable us to transport disadvantaged student to and from after school clubs, intervention activities, enrichment activities when free school transport is not available.|
|Parent Support Advisor||£23,522||Works with students and families to support them with issues both within the school setting but also within the family environment.|
|Strategic Lead in Maths||£13,200||To raise pupil profile in Maths.|
|In class resources||£4,630||Enables the purchase of additional resources to support learning and aid progression.|
Gap Analysis: GCSE 2016 Comparison between Pupil Premium and Non-Pupil Premium results
|KS 4 Attainment||All Pupils||Pupil Premium||Non Pupil Premium||Gap 2016||Gap 2015||Gap2014||Gap 2013|
|% 5A*C EM||61||44||68||-24||-34||-30||-27|
|% A*-C English||74||61||79||-18||-30||-23||-27|
|% A*-C Maths||76||64||80||-16||-30||-25||-28|
|% A*-C Science||54||44||58||-14||-19||-19||+22|
|% A*-A English||20||14||22||-8||-7||-10||-8|
|% A*-A Maths||15||8||17||-9||-16||-1.7||-6|
|% achieving EBacc||12||6||14||-8||-19||-8||-9|
|Progress||All Pupils||Pupil Premium||Non Pupil Premium||Gap 2016||Gap 2015||Gap2014||Gap2013|
|% 3+ levels English||76||58||82||-24||-19||-10||-20|
|% 4+ levels English||44||36||47||-11||0||-17||-11|
|% 3+ levels Maths||77||64||82||-18||-27||-23||-27|
|% 4+ levels Maths||24||14||31||-17||-16||-1||-7|