Pupil Premium 2016-2017
In April 2011 the Government introduced the Pupil Premium, funding which is additional to main school funding. The purpose of the Pupil Premium is that it is deployed by schools to narrow the attainment gap between pupils from low income families and their peers by ensuring that this funding reaches the pupils who need it most. Schools have the freedom to spend this funding as they see fit based upon their knowledge of pupil needs.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium allocated to schools per Free School Meal pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
Source: DFE Website
Proposed use of Pupil Premium 2016- 2017
A recent review of Pupil Premium funding allocation carried out in September 2016 evaluated the effectiveness and impact of the Pupil Premium funding.
In 2016/17 Claremont High School Academy is projecting to receive funding for a total of 309 or 24% of students who are entitled to the Pupil Premium. A projected funding amount of £282, 302 allocated to support, challenge and ensure that the cohort of students are reaching their full potential.
For the current academic year Claremont High School Academy has made a long term commitment to our most vulnerable group of students by developing the learning opportunities of our students. Funding allows the current curriculum to be generously staffed to allow for smaller groups of students to make sustained and rapid progress. A teacher student ratio which enhances student outcomes is a priority to every student having the opportunity to develop their skills and learning capabilities. Some of the activities currently taking place during the current academic year include:
- Enhanced funding for FSM for each student
- Study Clubs and homework clubs year 7 to 11 available both at lunch time and after school
- One to one tuition for years 7 to 9 in the core subjects
- Paired reading at Key Stage 3 for all students who have a reading age of 11 or below
- Booster Maths and English lessons at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4
- Enrichment Week Activities
- Targeted Intervention using data analysis
- A Mentoring programme for year 7-11 pupils including Boyz to Men
- Residential Trips for Year 10 Pupils – Science, Maths and Literacy focus
- Subsidised music lessons
- Attendance Officer – Pupil Progress Managers and Deputy PPMS
- Black History month aspirational curriculum activities
- Holiday revision classes – Year 10 and 11
- Part funding of college placements
- Supporting trip costs, supporting external tutoring costs
The impact of this funding is demonstrated by our continuing excellent results at GCSE, and the following data evidence that the outcomes for pupils eligible for FSM are above national averages.
The analysis of GCSE data shows that we add significant value to our Pupil Premium students and therefore we know that at both KS3 and KS4 they do just as well as their fellow students.