Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Information

Strategy and Impact 

What is it, who is it focused on and what is the expected impact?

The government has allocated schools a sum of money which is called the ‘Pupil Premium’.  This is to ensure that all students, from Reception through to Year 11, are given the same opportunities to achieve academically and so that no child is disadvantaged due to economic or social circumstances. The amount of the grant for students in secondary education is £935 per pupil whilst the premium for looked after children and those adopted from care is £1900.

Although not solely for raising attainment, there is a Service Premium of £300 for students who have, or have recently had, a parent working in the armed forces.

The three identified groups entitled to the Pupil Premium are:

  • students who are currently, or who have been entitled to free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years (FSM ever 6)
  • children in local authority care or adopted from local authority care 
  • the Service Premium is to support students who have at least one parent working for the Armed Services or have had at some point in the past 6 years (ever 6).

Pupil Premium Allocation

Funding is based on the data submitted on the annual January census day.

The funding available to The Peele Community College has been:

  • 2014-15   £189,960
  • 2015-16  £203,800

2015 -2016

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Number of students

34 (33%)

 50 (34%)

 47 (34%)

 41 (33%)

 47 (33%)

Children Looked After







Allocation of Resources 2015 – 16:

Academic Support Programmes



Resources, including ICT, revision support material, uniform, DT materials



Staffing (including Literacy and Numeracy catch up programmes) Individual mentors, additional teaching staff to support disadvantaged students, learning mentor, Pastoral support



Enrichment Activities, including 1:1 music tuition, support with educational visits



Nurture group provision



The projected funding for 2016-17 is £201,000.

Strategy and Provision 2015/16

Curriculum programmes – focused on learning to close the attainment gaps

  • Targeted lesson support in English and Maths
  • Targeted small group interventions and support in English and Maths


    • Prioritised Impartial Careers Information Advice & Guidance meetings for Year 11 students

Wider College and enrichment programmes:

  • Access to the internet and IT
  • Paying for text books and revision material
  • Providing one to one or small group mentoring
    • Small group Literacy tuition – Read Write Inc. and Accelerated Reader programs
  • Educational visits
  • Assistance with residential trips
  • Out of hours homework clubs and revision sessions
  • Enhanced Pastoral support programme


Impact on Attainment 2015/16

Progress 8

Year 11 pupil premium students achieved a P8 score of -0.21, compared to non-pupil premium students who achieved a P8 score of -0.16.

Attainment -  5 A*-C including English and Maths

The % of Year 11 pupil premium students who achieved 5 A* - C grades including English and Maths was 35%. The % of non-pupil premium achieving this was 62%.  This is a reduction in the gap of 2% from 2015

Levels of Progress in Mathematics

The % of Year 11 pupil premium students who achieved expected progress in Maths was 52.3% compared to 75.0% of non-pupil premium students who achieved this benchmark.  Both groups increased overall from 2015, however the gap increased slightly from 21% to 23%.  The % of Year 11 pupil premium students who achieved better than expected progress in Maths was 21.4% compared to 26.0% of non-pupil premium students who achieved this benchmark.  Both groups improved significantly from 2015 with the gap remaining at about 4%

Progress 8

Year 11 Pupil premium students achieved a score of -0.21 compared with a non-pupil premium score of 0.08

Levels of Progress in English

The % of Year 11 pupil premium students who achieved expected progress in English was 61.9% compared with 68.8% of non-pupil premium students who achieved this benchmark.  The gap remained at 7% from 2015.  The % of Year 11 pupil premium students who achieved better than expected progress in English was 23.8% compared to 24.0% of non-pupil premium students who achieved this benchmark.  The gap closed from 5% in 2015 to 0.2% in 2016

Progress 8

Year 11 Pupil premium students gained a score of -0.63 compared with   others in the year group at -0.47 . This placed them significantly below average and in the lowest 10% nationally.

English Baccalaureate

The gap between the percentage of pupil premium students and non-pupil premium students who achieved this benchmark remained below 3%

Progress 8. Pupil premium students achieved a score of -0.5 compared with others’ of -0.48 both were significantly below average.

The Open Element (a range of vocational, options courses)

Progress 8 for Pupil premium students 0.31 compared with others’ 0.2 Both groups were above  others’ nationally.


In conclusion, the gaps between our Year 11pupil premium and non-pupil premium students show slow closure in English and Mathematics. We are very pleased that the middle and higher ability pupils are making better progress in English than their non-pupil premium classmates and that the most able are ahead of their peers in their mathematics P8 scores.

Vocational courses also showcase our students’ successes.

However, we acknowledge that we have more work to do in order to achieve a consistent pattern of equally good outcomes for our pupil premium students.

 Destination of Y11 pupils in 2016 entitled to the Pupil Premium Grant:

Of the 43 students in year 11 who received pupil premium 30 have continued into further education or training.  One student has started employment without training, eight are awaiting the outcome of applications to continue education or training and four are currently considering their options (September 2016)


The attendance of pupil premium students across the college in 2015-16 was 93.8%, compared to 95.7% for non-pupil premium students. The gap in attendance closed from 3.2% in 2015 to 1.9% in 2016.



Strategy for Pupil Premium spending April 2016 - March 2017

Summary of the main barriers to education for Peele disadvantaged pupils

  • Students with special educational needs
  • Students or parents with health issues and/or disabilities (pupils who are young carers)
  • Emotional barriers
  • Poor parental engagement
  • Families with safeguarding concerns
  • Low aspirations


Pupil Premium 2016/2017


Number of pupils eligible








Number of students







Children looked after






*  6 Service children


TOTAL PP funding received

£ 219,566  



Estd Cost/Spend

Small group interventions, focused in class support.

Pastoral support provided by English specialist HLTA

Raise standards in English


Maths specialist learning mentor. Small group intervention work.

Raise standards in Mathematics


Saturday College/Easter onwards

(link with Literacy and Numeracy Funding)

Raise standards in English, Maths and Science  through  extracurricular, subject specific sessions. Use of external specialists, such as Physics mentor for HA Triple Science students.    


Learning Mentors (English & maths )

Removing barriers to learning to ensure that students make progress academically. including


Chess Club (run daily by attendance officer)

Nurture provision

 ‘nurture provision’ Social skills, critical thinking attendance.

TA run, daily provision for most vulnerable students in the study. Includes social skills, anger management, anxiety, behaviour management etc.


Total Staffing costs £150,000

Clubs, trips, in school activities and sporting activities

Curriculum Enrichment to ensure high level of engagement and enjoyment, and positively impact on learning behaviours in College. Linked to pupil interests and subject specifications.


Library lunchtimes

Library after school/Home learning support

Raise standards in reading and attitudes to reading.

Provide a place for home learning , supported by learning mentor


Transport/ School mini bus to collect poor attenders/those at risk

To enable students to access trips and to improve attendance for children who live a distance from school and are at risk of poor attendance.



Good nutrition/raise concentration and capacity to study at school.


Drama trips and workshops

Improve language and vocabulary. Essential component of GCSE course. To raise standards across curriculum. Contribute to raised awareness and appreciation of the Arts and wider world.


Targeted resources

Curriculum resources purchased according to individual children’s needs to raise standards in and across a range of subjects.

£10 000

Uniform Costs

Assist families with uniform costs to raise students’ self-esteem, promote equality and establish full inclusivity within the school community.

£2 500

Music Tuition

Allow students full access to enrichment provision. Promote involvement in spiritual appreciation of music and the Arts.




Date of review of impact of funding: April 2017

Date of next review: September 2017

Report on Spending of the Pupil Premium and impact

April 2016– March 2017


Key expenditure:

Small group interventions, -focused in class support.

Pastoral support provided by English specialist HLTA

-Maths specialist learning mentor.

-Learning Mentors (English & maths )

-Science HLTA

-Chess Club (run daily by attendance officer)

Nurture provision

-Library after school/Home learning support (learning mentor)


Raise standards and accelerate progress in Maths/English


Benchmark success by the effective closure of learning gaps compared with others nationally.   i.e. Non-Disadvantaged nationally

Actual staffing costs

£196 022.73

Clubs, trips, in school activities, extracurricular and enrichment activities

Enable disadvantaged pupils to have full access to a range of activities which support and enhance their learning in different subject areas.

Broaden pupils’ experiences of the wider world and raise levels of interest and awareness of life outside the locality.

-Italy (Humanities)

-Y7 resilience camp (pastoral)

-France (MFL)

-Skipton (PE)

- London/Kings Lynn/Spalding (Drama)


(£446 drama)

Targeted Resources

-Food ingredients ( DT )

-Science revision guides

-Lap top and case


-ICT learning resources


-Assorted other












£11 639.36


All PP Students offered assistance

Full uniform/PE kits/Shoes

£2045 99

Music Tuition

Drum tuition

Performance costs

Singing lessons







The three key objectives:

  1. To improve the literacy and numeracy skills of PP students so that they quickly reach the standards expected for Secondary students and can access all areas of the KS3 curriculum. Ensure that high quality teaching effectively enables, particularly those who are least able and those who are most able to make rapid progress in English, maths and science, closing the gaps with others’ nationally.
  2. To improve curriculum engagement and enjoyment so that students have positive attitudes to learning, thereby improving their overall achievement, and raising aspirations.
  3. Remove barriers to learning, such as poor attendance or social and emotional challenges

Impact 2017: Analysis to be updated following the release of the Year 11 Examination results.