Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools based on the number of students eligible for Free School Meals (FSM); the measure also includes students who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years, known as Ever6. Funding is also allocated to Looked After Children (CLA) and children of services personnel (Ever 4). The DfE uses the term disadvantaged (referred to as DA in this report) to categorise FSM, Ever6 and Looked After Children. Children of services personnel are not categorised as disadvantaged.
There is also a separate Catch-Up Premium for those Year 7 pupils who were below level 4 in their Key Stage 2 English or Maths SATs.
During 2015-16 the funding allocation was set at £935 per secondary pupil.
National school data indicates there is a significant difference between the academic achievement between those students on FSM and non-FSM, and therefore the purpose of the Pupil Premium funding is to narrow this achievement gap. This should, in turn, increase social mobility. Deprivation is seen as a key barrier to social mobility and the measure of deprivation used is FSM and CLA.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, but are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support eligible pupils. Schools are required to publish this information online to ensure that parents and carers are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium Funding and the extra support that they receive.
Achievements and Performance
Pupils receiving pupil premium funding at St. Hild’s Church of England School achieved the following academic performance in the last two financial years 2014-15 and 2015-16. The table below shows not only the key performance indicators but also how these relate to the National Disadvantaged figures for these two years. This can then be compared to the key performance indicators of all pupils which are in the second table.
|5A* - C inc English/Maths || 35.5%|| 39.4%|| 34.2%|| 43.1%|
|Attainment 8|| 37.8%||n/a||38.14%||41.4%|
|Ebacc Entry|| 9.5%||23.3%||6.6%||25.2%|
|Ebacc Attainment|| 8.74%||11.2%||38.14%||11.7%|
|Ebacc Entry|| 16.8%||13.4%||14.5%||38%|
2015-16 Use of Disadvantaged Funding Benefits of Intervention Strategies
2016-17 Use of Disadvantaged Funding Measure of Intervention Strategies
2017-18 Use of Disadvantaged Funding + Year 7 Catch-up Premium