Pupil Premium

Report on the Use of Pupil Premium Funding

Date: Updated September 2017

Contents

Section 1: Explanation of Pupil Premium funding
Section 2: Use of Pupil Premium Funding 2016- 2017
Section 3: Outcomes of those students who were defined as Pupil Premium in 2016 - 2017
Section 4: Use of Pupil Premium Funding 2017-2018

Section 1: Explanation of Pupil Premium Funding

The Pupil Premium (PP) grant is an element of school funding provided specifically for the purpose of supporting disadvantaged or vulnerable students. The principle aim is to “narrow the gap” in attainment that exists between these groups and other pupils within the school and nationally.

This additional funding is calculated using the number of children (years 7 to 11) that have received Free School Meals at any point in the last 6 years; that have been in continuous local authority or foster care for more than 6 months; that are children of parents that are currently in the armed forces or have been in the past 3 years. Additionally, children adopted from care or leaving care under a special guardianship order are now included in the PP calculation.

The Pupil Premium may be spent by the school as it deems appropriate for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school. The grant does not have to be completely spent in one financial year; some or all of it may be carried forward to future financial years.

Section 2: Use of Pupil Premium Funding 2016-2017
During the academic year 2016-2017 the school received £182,625 of pupil premium funding.

The breakdown in year groups of students eligible for the pupil premium was as follows:

Year 7 – 58 students
Year 8 – 43 students
Year 9 – 58 students
Year 10 - 26 students
Year 11 - 33 students
Year 12- 1 student  
Year 13 – 7 students

This money was used to contribute to the provision of the following services/strategies at Banbury Academy:

  • Mentor time, break, lunch and after school small group tuition in Maths at KS4
  • 1:1 maths tuition at KS4
  • After school, weekend and holiday small group tuition and revision sessions at KS4
  • Literacy and Numeracy intervention programmes at KS3
  • Reducing class sizes
  • Digital Technologies
  • Behaviour Interventions
  • Salary and CPD support of Pedagogy and Progress Leaders
  • Provision of independent careers advice, diagnostic resources and support
  • Purchase of ingredients for Food & Nutrition Course for PP students
  • Provision of free revision guides and resources for pupil premium students at KS4
  • Payments for extracurricular trips for PP students and support for enrichment and aspirations programme
  • Scheme to encourage pupil premium students to play a musical instrument
  • Support of Show My Homework technology, student use and parental engagement
  • Provision of a breakfast club
  • Resources to support Pupil Premium specific staff CPD, informed by The Sutton Trust research
  • Provision of stationery kits for KS4 students to support learning
  • Purchase of school uniform
  • Increased Library opening hours before and after school for homework support

 

Section 3: Outcomes of students subject to the Pupil Premium 2016-2017

This will be completed once we have valid examination data for the Summer 2017 exams.

Performance Measure All Students In receipt of PP funding
A*-C incl. EM English
Maths
   
Progress 8: all
English:
Maths:
Ebacc:
Other:
   

 

Commentary:  This will be completed once we have valid examination data for the Summer 2017 exams.

Section 4: Use of Pupil Premium Funding 2017-2018
In 2017 - 2018 Banbury Academy will receive £195,000 to support the education of students in receipt of the pupil premium.

The breakdown in year groups of students eligible for the pupil premium is as follows:

Year 7 - 20 students
Year 8 - 63 students
Year 9 - 44 students
Year 10 –52 students
Year 11 -  25 students
Year 12 -  3 students  
Year 13 – 1 student

Focus for the use of Pupil Premium at Banbury Academy

  1. Literacy/Reading and Comprehension and Numeracy intervention programmes
  2. Academic mentoring of students
  3. Behaviour Interventions
  4. Salary and CPD support of key teaching and learning strategy staff
  5. Provision of independent careers advice, diagnostic resources and support
  6. Support for enrichment and aspirations/pathways programme
  7. Mentor time small group tuition in Maths at KS4
  8. Support of Show My Homework technology, student use and parental engagement
  9. Library opens before and after school for support
  10. Provision of a breakfast club
  11. Support of Attendance Team strategies
  12. Purchase of school uniform, equipment for learning
  13. Welfare support

1. Literacy/Reading and Comprehension and Numeracy intervention programmes
The school provides intensive literacy and numeracy programmes for students across the school with lower than the expected level of ability in Maths and English.

Cost: £30,000

2. Academic mentoring of students 
The school provides academic mentoring by senior members of staff for pupils, and day to day mentoring within the vertical tutor system.

Cost: £35,000

3. Behaviour Interventions
The school has developed the internal exclusion facility to support the reduction of low level disruption. This is staffed every day from 8.30 – 4.00.

Cost: £30,000 with on costs and development of room

4. Salary and CPD support of key teaching and learning strategy staff
The continued support of these posts has ensured that staff develop their skills to enable all groups of students to make good progress by embedding assessment for learning within lessons, ensuring high quality homework, developing Teaching and Learning pedagogy and practice, developing enrichment and aspirations programme, peer tutoring programme.

Cost: £30,000

5. Provision of independent careers advice and support
The school buys in independent professional careers advice to support learners in making decisions regarding options choices, post 16 and post 18 provision. 

Cost: £5,000

6. Engagement Funding: Support for enrichment and aspirations/pathways programme
The school provides funding for subjects/colleges to use towards engagement and aspirations including the Aspirations Portfolio (including funding towards salary of Assistant Principal leading the portfolio) 

Cost £5,000

7.  Mentor time small group tuition in Maths at KS4

  • Two p/t colleagues have been bought in to support the more able thus freeing up senior colleagues to work intensively with those who are still not making levels of progress from the MAPs and LAPs.
  • Purchase of various maths resources to support with home learning
     

Cost: £25,000

8. Support of Show My Homework technology, student use and parental engagement

    Administrative and IT support for this and purchase of licence.

Cost: £5,000

9. Library open before and after school for support

    Cost of staffing this facility to provide a safe and quiet space for students to study 

Cost: £2000

10. Provision of a breakfast club

      Cost of staffing and food/equipment and Hygiene training for staff

Cost £2000

11. Support of Attendance Team strategies

      Cost of the Attendance officer

Cost: £20,000

12. Purchase of school uniform and equipment for learning

Cost: £1,000

13. Welfare support

      Cost of welfare manager

Cost: 25,000   

Total = £200,000


The date of the next Pupil Premium strategy review is September 2018.