The Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools on top of the main funding that they receive. This funding is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds (eligible for Free School Meals or In Care) to ensure that they are able to benefit from the same opportunities as students from less deprived families. The Pupil Premium exists because data suggests that students who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in their school career have consistently lower attainment than those who have never been eligible.

Since September 2014, the Pupil Premium is worth £935 and goes to students who at any point in the past six years have been in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM); £1900 goes to any student who has been continuously looked after for the past six months or who has been adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or who has left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order; finally £300 goes to students whose parent/parents are currently serving in the armed forces or are in receipt of a pension from the MoD.

Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy is free to spend the pupil premium funding to support students from low income families to raise attainment, close the attainment gap and raise aspirations to continue their education and/or training and employment. For the academic year 2017/18, the academy is due to receive pupil premium funding of £439,854.

At Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy, our Pupil Premium strategy is founded in the belief that:

  • All children can achieve even in the most complex circumstances
  • Adults (teachers and other school staff, parents and carers) are responsible for ensuring all children reach their potential
  • Providing a high quality education is vital for a fair society that allows every child the full range of opportunities in life

Ofsted visited us in February 2015 because they recognised the outstanding outcomes that our students receiving Pupil Premium achieve. Please read a summary of their findings that are being shared with schools nationally here.

The impact of our pupil premium strategy can be seen in the 2017 GCSE results:

  • 52.4% of our Pupil Premium students achieved standard pass grades (previously A*-C) at GCSE in both English and Maths; this compares with 56% in 2016. 22.6% of these students achieved strong passes (a new, tougher measure) in both English and maths. For other students these figures were 64.3% and 54.8% respectively.
  • The Attainment 8 score for Pupil Premium students was 45.4, an increase from 44.2 in 2016. For other students this figure was 51.6.
  • 19.0% of our Pupil premium students achieved the suite of qualifications known as the English Baccalaureate (EBacc.), an increase from 15% in 2016. This compares with 35.7% of other students achieving the EBacc.
  • The average grade, across all subjects, achieved by Pupil Premium students was 4.54 (previously Grade C+) compared with 4.42 in 2016 and 5.16 for other students.
  • The average grade achieved by Pupil premium students in English was 4.51 (4.97 in 2016) and in maths 3.68 (4.18 in 2016). For other students these figures were 5.10 and 4.29 respectively.
  • In 2016, attendance and persistent absence was broadly in line with the national average for students in receipt of the Pupil Premium.

 

 

For the academic year 2017 – 2018 the Pupil Premium funding will be used for:

  • Employing additional teaching and support staff.

  • Staffing to provide quality enrichment and Saturday classes.

  • 1:1 tuition and/or small groups in literacy and numeracy and other subjects as required.

  • The employment of additional staff to support non-academic intervention e.g. counsellor, careers and off-site provision.

  • Targeted resources and staffing support for those More Able.
  • Staffing and resources to ensure that Pupil Premium pupils attend regularly and their families have the necessary support to facilitate this.

The impact of pupil premium on the educational attainment of pupils is assessed through rigorous analysis of data linked to assessment, attainment, achievement and attendance.

The Academy’s next review of our Pupil Premium strategy is scheduled for 22nd February 2017.


Pupil Premium Spend 2016/2017

Two Additional graduate teaching assistants 41,055
Two additional Maths teachers 66,064
Two additional English teachers 58,197
Two additional teachers for other subjects 56,398
Additional classroom support and attendance staff 43,150
Colomendy Trip for Year 7s 7,755
Subsidies to ensure all pupils have the opportunity to attend trips. PRIDE free places allocated as rewards for pupils 36,464
£50 Uniform Voucher to new Year 7 students entitled to free school meals 3,300
Subsidise uniform costs for Year 7 to11 students 4,257
Staffing and resources to provide quality enrichment, Saturday and holiday revision classes 31,364
Employment of additional staff to support non-academic intervention e.g. counsellor, careers and off-site education provision 40,078
Free music tuition provided for pupils 42,714
Provision of breakfast clubs 10,000
Total Spend 440,796
Pupil Premium received for 2016/2017 440,796

Pupil Premium Spend 2015/2016

Three Additional graduate teaching assistants 55,817
Two additional Maths teachers 54,604
Two additional English teachers 54,604
Two additional teachers for other subjects 54,604
Additional classroom support and attendance staff 42,882
PGL Trip for Year 7s 8,820
Subsidies to ensure all pupils have the opportunity to attend trips. PRIDE free places allocated as rewards for pupils 36,000
£50 Uniform Voucher to new Year 7 students entitled to free school meals 3,000
Subsidise uniform costs for Year 7 to 11 students 5,778
Staffing and resources to provide quality enrichment, Saturday and holiday revision classes 29,770
Employment of additional staff to support non-academic intervention e.g. counsellor, careers and off-site education provision 36,277
Free music tuition provided for pupils 35,601
Provision of breakfast clubs 10,000
Total Spend 427,757


Pupil Premium Spend 2014/2015 

Additional graduate teaching assistants (25%) 45,239
Two additional Maths teachers 53,224
Two additional English teachers 53,224
Two additional teachers for other subjects 53,244
Additional classroom support and attendance staff 34,451
PGL Trip for Year 7s 11,975
Subsidies to ensure all pupils have the opportunity to attend trips. PRIDE free places allocated as rewards for pupils 36,000
£50 Uniform Voucher to new Year 7 students entitled to free school meals 9,650
Subsidise uniform costs for Year 8 to 11 students 5,500
Staffing and resources to provide quality enrichment, Saturday and holiday revision classes 25,000
Employment of additional staff to support non-academic intervention e.g. counsellor, careers and off-site education provision 38,376
Free music tuition provided for pupils 35,700
Provision of breakfast clubs 5,000
Total Spend 402,563
Pupil Premium received 2014/2015 402,563

Pupil Premium Spend 2013/2014

Additional graduate teaching assistants (50%) 37,500
Two additional Maths teachers 52,526
Two additional English teachers 52,526
Two additional teachers for other subjects 52,526
Additional classroom support and attendance staff 75,000
PGL Trip for Year 7s 11,940
Subsidies to ensure all pupils have the opportunity to attend trips. PRIDE free places allocated as rewards for pupils 35,000
£50 Uniform Voucher to new Year 7 students entitled to free school meals 3,900
Subsidise uniform costs for Year 8 to 11 students 4,650
Staffing and resources to provide quality enrichment, Saturday and holiday revision classes 39,826
Employment of additional staff to support non-academic intervention e.g. counsellor, careers and off-site education provision 35,000
Free music tuition provided for pupils 35,700
Provision of breakfast clubs 5,000
Total Spend 441,094
Pupil Premium received 2013/2014 382,363

Pupil Premium Spend 2012/2013

Additional teaching staff 123,000
Additional classroom support and attendance staff 72,000
Subsidies to ensure all pupils have the opportunity to attend trips. 39,983
£50 Uniform Voucher to new Year 7 students entitled to free school meals. 4,518
Subsidise uniform costs for Year 8 to 11 students 6,125
Staffing and resources to provide quality enrichment, Saturday and holiday revision classes. 53,505
Free music tuition provided for pupils 37,148
Provision of breakfast clubs 5,000
Total Spend 341,478
Pupil Premium received for 2012/2013 336,254

Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch up premium

OBA expect to receive £20,000 of this funding for 2017/18.

OBA received £19,931 of this funding for 2016/2017

This was spent on:

  • Summer School
  • Further staffing to include before and after school support
  • Additional books and resources to support literacy and numeracy, including Accelerated Reader
  • Workshops with writers and mathematicians to raise aspirations and improve progress

OBA received £15,000 of this funding for the year 2015-16.

This was be spent on:

  • One Teaching Assistant for the Year 7 nurture group
  • The Accelerated Reader support resource package that improves literacy levels and reading ages
  • Funding towards library support staffing

OBA received £15,000 of this funding for the year 2014-15.

This was spent on:

  • Further staffing to include before and after-school support
  • Further books, ICT equipment and resources (eg. via Accelerated Reader) to support literacy and numeracy
  • Workshops with writers and mathematicians to raise aspirations and improve progress

OBA received £17,500 of this funding for the year 2013-14.

This was spent on:

  • One Teaching Assistant for the Year 7 nurture group
  • The Accelerated Reader support resource package that improves literacy levels and reading ages
  • Funding towards library support staffing

Our spending was decided based on the following processes:

  • Primary transition meetings and discussions with primary headteachers and staff
  • Primary transition progress data and pen profiles
  • Student and parent voice from the 2014 Summer School
  • ‘The Sutton Trust’ research evidence
  • ‘The PiXL Group’ research evidence

Year 7 Summer School Programme

Year 7 Summer School Report 2017
Year 7 Summer School Report 2016