Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

St Ivo School: Statutory statement of provision for students in receipt of Pupil Premium

How can I contact St Ivo School about Pupil Premium?

If you believe that your child is eligible for additional support as they are entitled to free school meals, you or your partner work for the armed forces, or your child is or has been in social care, and you have not yet informed the school of your circumstances, please do not hesitate to contact:

If you think you may qualify for pupil premium due to free school meal entitlement or you are an armed services family you can apply online at the web sites below:

Free school meals: http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals

Students with a close family member in the armed forces: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-service-pupil-premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

www.gov.uk/guidance/pupil-premium funding and accountability for schools (updated 22 February 2017) and Pupil Premium 2017-2018 Conditions of Grant (last updated 4 July 2017) states the following terms and conditions. The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional government funding for publicly funded schools in England for two policies:

Government funding rates for eligible pupils. The PPG per pupil for the financial year 2017-2018 is as follows:

Disadvantaged pupils

Service children

Terms on which PPG is allocated to schools - The grant may be spent in the following ways:

Allocation and payment arrangements

In the 2017 to 2018 financial year, PPG allocations are confirmed in June 2017 once pupil number data from the Jan 2017 census has been validated and agreed. PPG is paid to academies in quarterly instalments on: 6 July 2017; 5 October 2017; 5 January 2018; 5 April 2018.

What must a school publish on its website about pupil premium?

The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 says that, as of 1 September 2016 schools must publish certain information online relating to the pupil premium grant. On www.gov.uk/guidance/what academies must publish online (updated 22 June 2017) it states:

The Department for Education's (DfE's) Governance Handbook explains on page 107 that the current model funding agreement requires academies to publish the same information on their websites as maintained schools. In place of the current requirements regarding information about pupil premium expenditure, schools will be required to publish their “pupil premium strategy”. This should include:

SchooIs must publish, in relation to the previous academic year:

In relation to the current academic year, schools must publish:

The required pupil premium information about St Ivo School is outlined below

Section A: The previous academic year (2016-2017)

SchooIs must publish, in relation to the previous academic year:

1. Details of how St Ivo spent the Pupil Premium Funding allocation for last academic year 2016-2017

2016-2017: How Pupil Premium was spent

How PP funding was spent Approximate Cost (£) Details, outcomes, impacts
Staffing: 7 Jump intervention 49571 A ‘shelter group’ (similar to a Primary School experience), including Pupil Premium/Disadvantaged Pupils (6/22), received an intensive support programme in Year 7. It was for a targeted group of students identified during primary liaison work for Y6 into Y7 transition. Students received bespoke literacy and numeracy support, and pastoral care enabling them to ‘Jump’ into mainstream once achievement had been raised to expected levels during the latter part of Year 7.
Staffing: Literacy and Numeracy intervention 23940 1 to 1 and small group regular numeracy, reading & writing programmes. Students were identified through CAT scores or teacher referrals.
Staffing: Additional Y10/11 English teaching 21200 Students were targeted to address issues with their technical accuracy, & strategies to develop their analysis, thereby improving achievement to meet or exceed Minimum Target Grades
Staffing: Additional Maths teaching 45590 In class support and 1 to 1 specialist tuition ranged from 1 to 6 hours per student to raise achievement to meet or exceed Minimum Target Grades.
Staffing: The Bridge 28876 A dedicated team of inclusion workers ensured inclusion, counselling, support, and alternative provision when needed by DP/PP, and raised their aspirations, confidence and self esteem.
Staffing: Pupil Premium coordinator, mentor, and administrator. 26350 Operating the PP system to ensure 1to 1 tutor/DP interviews and consequent rapid bespoke support linked directly to needs and requests; 1 to 1 mentoring of Year 11 Pupil Premium students ensured a space to catch up in subjects and encouraged inclusion, engagement, and achievement.
Mentor support – impact analysis:
28 Year 11 students responded in a survey, out of 33 Y11 mentored
As a result of having mentor support:
  • 28/28 rated the mentor support as good ,v.good, excellent.
  • 23/28 felt confident about sitting their exams.
  • 23/28 felt more confident about revision.
  • 19/28 felt their grades had improved.
  • 27/28 would recommend the mentor support to other students.
Educational Visits subsidies

0 It was decided to prioritise PPG money for other costs (not educational visits) which might have a more direct impact on raising assessment/exam performance. However, an additional school hardship fund was used where appropriate for educational visits to promote inclusion, self-esteem, social development and learning outside the classroom.
Resources for subject intervention, study materials, motivation and well-being 40220 Form tutors interviewed every DP/PP student in the school (typically around 250 Y7-11) using a standard question sheet to identify barriers to learning and requests for support including: revision guides, revision and homework clubs, Sixth Form buddies, transport support, stress management support, mentor support, calculators, stationary, food technology cooking ingredients, canteen breakfasts, Gym or swimming membership. From the total number of DP/PP students, 103 also sat a survey about the interview process and how much progress they made as a result of the support received:
23 (22%) major progress
53 (52%) some progress
27 (26%) Don’t know
The most positive year group was Y11 stated:
11 (46%) major progress
12 (50%) some progress
1 Don’t know
  • Science internal peer mentor intervention impact analysis
    • 7/12 students surveyed rated it good, very good, excellent.
    • 8/12 felt more confident about revising.
    • 5/12 felt their science grades improved as a result.
    • 11/12 would recommend the scheme to other students
  • Maths internal intervention impact analysis:
    • 17/20 rated the impact as good, v.good, excellent
    • 13/20 felt they now had improved strategies to aid revision
    • 13/20 did independent revision often, and 5/20 sometimes, as a result of the Maths support.
    • 15/20 would recommend the Maths intervention to others.
  • Provision of workshop speakers by ‘an external company ‘Elevate’ boosted motivation, aspiration, and technique through workshops: ‘Ace your Exams’, and ‘Memory’. In a survey 272/272 stated they would recommend the seminar to peers, and 272/272 stated the seminar was well spent.
  • The ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) qualification was sat by a targeted group of Y11 students: 33 students sat ECDL with 19 Distinction*, 9 Distinctions; 5 Merits. (Cost: £12,876)
  • Intensive external PET-Xi intervention workshops were provided in the Summer term building to exams for:
    • PET-Xi Maths workshop: April 2017 830am – 2pm for 24 students (Cost £2,540). In the Summer GCSE exam 7/24 exceeded the teacher prediction given before the workshop, and 9/24 matched the teacher prediction. 16/24 met or exceeded their MTG.
    • PET-Xi English Language workshop: June 2017 830am – 2pm for 17 students (Cost £2,530). In the Summer GCSE exam 5/17 exceeded the teacher prediction given before the workshop, and 7/17 matched the teacher prediction. 10/17 met or exceeded their MTG.
Discounts & Transport 992 Funding of individual transport needs ensured students from outlying areas were able to attend and benefit from intervention support in English and Maths, and revision boosters across subjects, after the usual school day, thereby helping to raise achievement.
Total school spending on Disadvantaged / Pupil Premium slightly exceeded the Pupil Premium funding allocation for 2016-2017

2. Information on how the Pupil Premium Funding made an impact on eligible disadvantaged pupils and other pupils (attainment and progress). Note, some reference to impact is also in the table above.

The overview of measures, outlined above, taken by St Ivo School suggests a relentless commitment to close the gap in achievement between disadvantaged pupils (DP) and non-disadvantaged students. The school regards it as a strategic priority to tackle the range of factors causing underachievement for DP. In addition, it will close the gap by bringing up the base rather than lowering our expectations of our most able students.

Headline data: actual 2017 (unvalidated)

Compared with 2016 actual

Year Category Whole school No Yes Gap National
2017 Disadvantaged 4+ English and Maths 65.8% 70.4% 41.7% 28.7% Unknown
2016 Disadvantaged 5+A*-C incEM 67.8% 72.9% 45.8% 27.1% Unknown
2015 Disadvantaged 5+A*-C incEM 64.0% 68.0% 38.0% 30.0% 27%
2017 Disadvantaged %4+ English 73.9% 78.9% 47.9% 31.0% Unknown
2016 Disadvantaged %A*-C Eng 82.4% 86.7% 64.6% 22.1% Unknown
2015 Disadvantaged %A*-C Eng 70.0% 74.0% 45.0% 29.0% 23%
2017 Disadvantaged %4+ Maths 75.6% 78.9% 58.3% 20.6% Unknown
2016 Disadvantaged %A*-C Ma 74.9% 79.8% 54.2% 25.6% Unknown
2015 Disadvantaged %A*-C Ma 77.0% 80.0% 62.0% 18.0% 25%
2017 Disadvantaged Progress 8 English element -0.3 -0.2 -1 0.8 n/a

2017 Disadvantaged Progress 8 Maths element 0.0 0.1 -0.4 0.5 n/a

Retention of DP from Year 11 into St Ivo Sixth Form (beginning September 2017)

School Year DP Retention % Non DP Retention %
Y11 cohort 2016-2017, moving into St Ivo Sixth Form September 2017. 15 out of 48 - 31.3% 136 out of 239 – 56.9%

Section B: The current academic year (2017-2018)

In relation to the current academic year, schools must publish:

1. Pupil Premium allocation received by St Ivo for 2017-2018

2017-2018: For the academic year St Ivo is likely to receive instalments to the total sum of £235,055

2. A summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school

Pastoral and academic information, mentor sessions, plus the interviews of every Pupil Premium student in the school (1 to 1 form tutor/Pupil Premium student interviews using standardised question sheets) have revealed the following main barriers to educational achievement:

3. How the pupil premium allocation is to be spent to overcome those barriers and the reasons for that approach

St Ivo intends to spend the Pupil Premium allocation in key areas to overcome the barriers:

What are the reasons for this approach to those barriers for Pupil Premium students?

What evidence will there be that these areas will help to close the gap in achievement?

4. How the school is to measure the impact and effect of its expenditure of the pupil premium allocation

The impact and effect of school pupil premium spending will be measured in the following key ways (although a full outline of the strategy with measures is listed further below):

5. The next review date, and overall school pupil premium strategy

The date of the school’s next review of its pupil premium strategy is the week after June half term 2018. However, interim reviews and financial checkpoints occur, including the week after October half term, February half term and June half term.

The current planned overall school pupil premium strategy is outlined below.

The Pupil Premium is not distributed to each family but pooled as a resource to support school services. However, we plan that Pupil Premium students will benefit from a combination of approaches:

Leadership and management of DP/PP (Disadvantaged Pupils/Pupil Premium)

Teaching and learning (T&L)

Data systems and Outcomes for pupils

Personal development, behaviour and welfare

The important role of support staff