The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011; it was allocated to children from low income families who were known to be eligible for Free School Meals and children who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months, and other target groups.
St Leonard’s Catholic School received a total of £189,820 (2016/17 Academic Year) to support the education of these young people.
Nationally children from low income families often do not progress in their education as quickly as other groups. The funding is spent on a number of initiatives to ensure that these students are able to make the same excellent progress as the rest of their peers.
It is up to schools to decide how they spend the pupil premium. However, we have a responsibility as to how this funding is used to support the educational progress of the target groups. Owing to the importance of this area you will notice that the School spends more on this allocation than the specific targeted funding.
Download the Pupil Premium Support Application Form 2017-18
Date of most recent PP Review: March 2017
Date for next internal review of this strategy: September 2017
This amount is summarised as follows:
QUALITY OF TEACHING FOR ALL: £141,486 INCLUDING:
TARGETED SUPPORT: £53,800 INCLUDING:
OTHER APPROACHES: £4,529.25 INCLUDING:
TOTAL COSTS: £199,815.25
|A.||Literacy skills entering Year 7 are lower for pupils eligible for PP than for other pupils, which prevents them from making good progress in Year 7.|
|B.||High attaining pupils who are eligible for PP are making less progress than other high attaining pupils across Key Stage 3. This prevents sustained high achievement through KS4.|
|C.||Behaviour issues for a small group of Year 8 and 9 pupils (mostly eligible for PP) are having detrimental effect on their academic progress and that of their peers.|
|D.||Attendance rates for pupils eligible for PP are 82% (below the target for all children of 95%). This reduces their school hours and causes them to fall behind on average.|
|Desired outcomes and how they will be measured||Success criteria|
|B.||Improved rates of progress across KS3 for high attaining pupils eligible for PP.||Pupils eligible for PP identified as high attaining from KS2 levels / raw scores make as much progress as ‘other’ pupils identified as high attaining, across Key Stage 3, so that 85% or above are on track for 4 levels of progress by the end of KS4.
Where they are not, departments are putting in place wave 1 interventions, monitored by heads of departments (HOD) and senior team.
|C.||Behavioural issues of Year 8 and 9 addressed.||Fewer behaviour incidents recorded for these pupils on the school system (without changing recording practices or standards).|
|D.||Increased attendance rates for pupils eligible for PP.||Reduce the number of persistent absentees (PA) among pupils eligible for PP to 10% or below.
Overall attendance among pupils eligible for PP improves from 91% to 95% in line with ‘other’ pupils.
|E.||improved GCSE outcomes for PP pupils in Year 11||gap between ‘all’ ‘other’ and ‘disadvantaged’ is closed|
The attainment gap between Pupil Premium children in school and non-Pupil Premium children in school in 2015-2016 was 25%. This table shows the achievements of our students in 2015, comparing how well those eligible for Pupil Premium compared to all students within the country and as well as all students within their own year group at St Leonard’s Catholic School.
|GCSE||5 A* - C inc En and Ma||Difference from national equivalent figure|
|National (all pupils)||56%|
|School (all pupils)||73%||+17%|
|National (disadvantaged pupils)||36%|
|Disadvantaged pupils in Year 11 at St Leonards||48%||+12%|
This shows that those entitled to Pupil Premium achieved better than the average figure for all students within this category.
The Governors recognise that there is a difference in progress between those pupils entitled to Pupil Premium and all pupils within the School perform and this is explored further here:
|GCSE||Other Pupils (Nationally)||Other pupils||Disadvantaged (pupils in school)|
|Key stage 2 to 4 value added||1000||1020.6||1004.1|
|Within school gap||-16.5|
|Difference to national (comparing other pupils nationally and disadvantaged pupils at St Leonards)||4.1|
|Expected Progress in English||74%||80%||70%|
|Difference to national (comparing other pupils nationally and disadvantaged pupils at St Leonards)||-4%|
|Within school gap||-10%|
|Expected Progress in mathematics||72%||74%||50%|
|Difference to national (comparing other pupils nationally and disadvantaged pupils at St Leonards)||-22%|
|Within school gap||-24%|
This table shows that the value added for the disadvantaged pupils is significantly above average (1004.1) for pupils at St Leonard’s.
St Leonard’s Catholic School is committed to excellence in all and for all and staff and Governors work tirelessly to raise the attainment for all pupils and to close any gaps. The deliberate allocation of funding into the five areas outlined above has to ensure that these are gaps are closing and that all pupils are equally successful when they leave the School. Governors regularly review the spending of the Pupil Premium allocation to ensure that this targeted funding is aimed at improved outcomes for the disadvantaged pupils at St Leonard’s.
In 2015-16 we received additional funding of £9000 for those pupils who were not yet working at level 4 in Maths and Reading when they arrived at St Leonard’s in Year 7. This funding has been used for small group teaching in Maths and English which has been successful in that:
If, as a parent / carer of a pupil attending this school, you require a paper copy of the information on this website, we shall provide this free of charge.