Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Information

Pupil Premium funding is in addition to main stream funding. It is designed to reduce the national gap in student outcomes between students who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding and their peers. Additional funding is given to schools for students eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), or Children who are looked after (CLA), or children who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the last 6 years (Ever6).

Students eligible for Pupil Premium Funding make up 2.9% of the school’s population. Progress of each individual student is closely monitored through the School’s data collection rounds; attendance is closely monitored by Heads of Year. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since we are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within our responsibility.

How much does Ermysted’s Grammar School receive?

2016-17 the school is expecting to receive £28,375

What are the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school?

As a school we have identified four main barriers to educational achievement faced by this group:

  • Lower levels of literacy.
  • Low family income.
  • Need for additional curriculum support.
  • Pastoral concerns.
In light of the above we have decided to spend our additional funding for 2016-17 in the following ways:
  • Direct Curriculum support used to purchase resources, equipment or additional subject based support:
    • Languages Faculty:  £938
    • Maths and IT Faculty:  £599
    • Science Faculty:  £864
    • Humanities Faculty:  £300
    • Creative Arts Faculty:  £366
    • SEN provision and Equipment:  £815
  • Pastoral Support: £11,099
  • Assessment monitoring support: £1995
  • Targeted Revision Session: £500
  • Careers advice and guidance: £2900
  • Support low income families with some of the cost associated with school including up to £50 contribution towards all trips; help with uniform costs; help with equipment: £8000

These priorities have been identified to specifically address the barriers identified above.

  • Additional academic support is provided to individuals on a case-by-case basis according to need. Each request is evaluated by senior managers to determine whether the proposal represents good value for money and will have the desired impact.
  • Additional pastoral support allows the school to monitor the progress of its pupils more closely, including those eligible for the pupil premium, and target underperformance whenever and however it is encountered. Additional support sessions and personalised target-setting ensure that all pupils are thus well supported during their time at the school.
  • High quality careers advice ensures that our pupils are well informed about their options, ambitious for themselves, and successful in their applications for further study, training or employment.
  • The school is committed to ensuring that each child enjoys equal access to the curriculum and the wider experiences that enrich their education, making it important that we try to support low income families with any additional costs.
How will we measure the impact of the pupil premium?

At the end of each year, the performance of eligible pupils in the examination cohort will be compared to that of the wider cohort and similar students nationally (see below). In 2016, the Year 11 disadvantaged cohort outperformed the wider school cohort (+0.20 vs. +0.09) and national comparisons, though the size of the cohort (5 students) means that this is not a statistically significant result.

For students in other year groups, a similar comparison will be made using internal targets (set using national expectations) to monitor whether students are on track to achieve well. This will compare target levels of progress (LoP) to be made from KS2 to KS4 against actual levels of progress, where one level is equivalent to one numeric GCSE grade.

The following table indicates the comparative progress of disadvantaged students students from Years 8-10 as of June 2016

Year Group
Average Actual LOP
Average Target LOP
Average Actual LOP
Average Target LOP
(Sub Levels)/ Whole Levels Data Collection Period
Year 8 All (113) 3.7 3.8 2.6 3.2 (Sub Levels) June Assessments
Disadvantaged (5) 4 3.6 3 3.4
Year 9 All (119) 6.5 6.1 5.6 7.6 (Sub Levels) June Assessments
Disadvantaged (7) 6.7 6.1 5.3 7.1
Year 10 All (115) 3.9 3.6 4 4.2 Whole Levels May Assessments
Disadvantaged (3) 3.7 3.7 4 4


Raiseonline 2015 GCSE Performance Indicator

A cohort of 4 students contributed to the following value added measures

Measure of progress EGS FSM pupils National FSM pupils
Overall value added 987.0 975.9
English value added 1000.2 998.2
Maths value added 998.2 997.9
The following is a breakdown of the areas of spending in 2015-16
  • Direct curriculum support:
    • English/Literacy cost: £1038
    • Maths cost: £565
    • Science cost: £632
  • Pastoral support cost: £12,655.10
  • Assessment monitoring support cost: £3244
  • Careers advice and guidance cost: £2862
  • Exam preparation cost: £500
  • Support low income families with some of the cost associated with school cost: £2000
  • Other support identified during the year £538.30
The next review of the school’s Pupil Premium strategy will be held July 2017.