Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Report

The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Coalition Government in April 2011 to provide additional support for looked after children and those from low income families. The extra funding is made available to schools to help them narrow the attainment gap that still exists between pupils from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds.

GAD Pupil Premium Report 2016-17

GAD Catchup Premium 2016 – 17

Overview

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at the expected score for reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). Grace Academy Darlaston will receive an additional £500 for each pupil in year 7 who did not achieve the expected score in reading and/or maths at the end of KS2. In order to know which students are eligible, the Department for Education (DfE) will use the following data to determine how much funding each school will receive:

Based on FFT data, we now believe that:

  • 60 students were working below the expected standard in English
  • 48 students were working below the expected standard in Maths

35 students entered year 7 below the expected standard in both English and Maths, meaning that Grace Academy Darlaston estimates the Catchup Premium funding to be £25,398 for this academic year.

Context

English: Nationally, 34% of students arrive in Year 7 below the expected standard for English (reading). This year, around 42% of our Year 7 students arrived below the expected score.

Maths: Nationally, 30% of students arrive in Year 7 below the expected standard in Maths. This year, around 33% of our Year 7 students arrived below the expected standard.

(Some students arrived without KS2 data)

 Catchup Premium Spending 2016 – 17

 

Provision Cost
Student Support and nurture £21,522
Accelerated Reader £3,143
Maths Enrichment Sessions £1,069
English Enrichment £1,069
Reading Initiatives £787.00
Accelerated Maths £1,807
Total £29,395
Additional Investment £3,997.
 

Impact of provision

 English

Catch up students on average have outperformed their peers throughout the year.

  • On average catch up students have made 0.26 Levels of progress more than their peers.
  • 18 students have now caught up by achieving at least a level 2 in English.
  • 42% of catch up students have made at least 2 levels of progress in English. This is 29% more than non – catch up students.

 Maths

Catch up students have outperformed non – catch up students throughout the year.

  • On average catch up students have made 0.99 levels of progress when compared to non – catch up students.
  • 98% of students have made at least 1 levels of progress (37% more than non-catch up)
  • 61% of catch up students have made at least 2 levels of progress in maths compared to 0% of non-catch up students.

If you have any queries about the Catch up Premium initiative, please visit the DfE website (https://www.gov.uk/year-7-literacy-and-numeracy-catch-up-premium-guide-for-schools),

Or contact Mr. Holland (henryholland@graceacademy.org.uk).

Pupil Premium Policy

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If you have any questions or queries regarding any aspect of Pupil Premium spending please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Assistant Principal Ryan Slattery on 0121 568 3300.

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