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Pupil Premium - Ermysted's Grammar School
Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Information

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 pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding and their peers. Additional funding is given to schools for pupils 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).

Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Funding make up 5.1% of the school’s population. Progress of each individual pupil 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?

In 2018-19 the school is expecting to receive £31,200.

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 that may be faced by this group:

  • Lower levels of literacy, which means some pupils may struggle with extended written responses.
  • Need for additional curriculum support, including help with funding equipment, learning resources and targeted intervention
  • Pastoral concerns, including lower-than-average attendance, low self-confidence and a lack of emotional resilience.
  • Low family incomes, which has implications for participating in the co-curriculum and other enrichment activities.
  • In order to support high aspirations and ensure a clear sense of direction, pupils in this cohort may have an even greater need for high-quality careers advice, including advice and information on higher education and other pathways.

How will the money be spent in 2018-19 academic year?

In light of the above we have decided to spend our additional funding in the following ways:

  • Direct Curriculum support used to purchase resources, additional equipment or subject-based academic support (£7,800):
    • Languages Faculty: £3,060
    • Maths and IT Faculty: £1,246
    • Science Faculty: £1,523
    • Humanities Faculty: £836
    • Creative Arts Faculty: £1,135
  • Assessment monitoring support: £1,995
  • Support for 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 additional equipment: £6,250
  • Targeted Revision Session: £950
  • Drop Down Days: £700
  • Pastoral Support:
    • KS3 £5,230
    • KS4 £4,050
  • Careers advice and guidance: £3,000
  • Counselling: £1,225

Key stakeholders will review pupil premium plans and update with progress routinely. The next formal review of impact will commence 2019-20.

2018 GCSE Performance Headlines

  • The Disadvantaged Year 11 cohort consisted of eight pupils
  • 100% secured 9-5 grades including maths and English
  • Average Attainment 8 score of 67.1
  • Progress 8 score of +0.24

The Year 11 disadvantaged cohort recorded a lower attendance score than the year group average in 2017-18, largely driven by the individual circumstances of a subset of the cohort.

How was the money spent previously?

The following is a breakdown of the areas of spending in 2017-18

  • Direct Curriculum support used to purchase resources, equipment or additional subject based support: £3,992
    • Languages Faculty: £850
    • Maths and IT Faculty: £680
    • Science Faculty: £1,812
    • Humanities Faculty: £600
    • Creative Arts Faculty: £50
  • Assessment monitoring support: £1,995
  • 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: £6,152
  • Targeted Additional Sessions: £400
  • Pastoral support for wellbeing and progress across KS3 & KS4: £8,843
  • Careers advice and guidance: £3,000

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2018-19

The next review of the school’s Pupil Premium strategy will be held September 2019.