The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with students who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years.
Schools are able to access additional funding for students who are adopted or in the Local Authority’s care. In addition to this we are given additional funds for children of service personnel.
This document explains how we plan to support our Pupil Premium students at Brakenhale for 2017/18 as well as reviewing our expenditure for the previous academic year. This will be internally reviewed throughout the year and a final review will be published at the beginning of the next academic year: Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-18
The table below provides a summary analysis of the performance of students for whom the Pupil Premium provides support to at the end of Key Stage 4 in 2015 and 2016, alongside comparative data for other students in the cohort.
|Non – PP||102||1030.737||0.48||4.87|
By looking at the Value Added we can see that we have successfully closed the gap between Non–Pupil Premium and Pupil Premium students.
From 2016 the government has introduced two new national performance measures called Progress 8 and Attainment 8.
Progress 8 will measure how much progress a cohort of students make from when they start in Year 7 to when they complete their examinations at the end of Year 11. This will be published as a numerical figure where each GCSE grade is equal to 1. An example of a progress 8 score is 0.2.
Attainment 8 will measure the average grade of students in a cohort from 8 prescribed courses. This will be published as a single grade to represent the average achievement of the year group.