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Sir Thomas Fremantle

Pupil Premuim

Sir Thomas Fremantle School

Pupil Premium Funding Statement – 2018/19

The Department of Education allocates a proportion of funding for students who have been or are in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) in recent years, students who are looked after (CLA) - or have ceased to be looked after by a local authority because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order - and students who are the children of Armed Forces personnel. These students are classed as ‘disadvantaged’ students and the funding should be used to support these students in reaching their potential.

The Pupil Premium funding allocation is calculated according to the number of students in years 7-11 who either receive free school meals or have received free school meals in the last 6 years, also the number of students who have been looked after for more than six months and the number of students whose parent/s are permanent serving armed services personnel. Schools are required to publish via their website the details of the Pupil Premium funding allocated, and how this funding is spent on an annual basis.

The purpose of the Pupil Premium funding is to ensure that students from all backgrounds have an equal opportunity to make good progress and achieve their maximum potential. Diminishing the effects of the learning barriers that these students encounter is the main tool. The DfE guidance states that “It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium...is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility”. Schools are free to spend the funding as they see fit and there is no requirement for it to be spent on individual students simply because they are classed as pupil premium.

The barriers that disadvantaged students at Sir Thomas Fremantle School face are varied and contrasting, and include:

  1. Limited aspirations and low self-efficacy
  2. Lack of independent study skills
  3. Lack of support outside school; in the form of time, emotional support, guidance and practical support
  4. Lack of funds to assist in accessing extra curricular activities, school trips and visits, materials and equipment
  5. Low Literacy and Numeracy skills
  6. Low self-esteem and a lack of self-belief
  7. Lower prior attainment in Key stages 1 & 2
  8. Poor attendance

In the current (2018-19) academic year, 5% of all students are eligible for free school meals and just over 19% of all students are in receipt of pupil premium. In the academic year 2018-19 Sir Thomas Fremantle School will receive £61,885 and this will be used to provide targeted support for disadvantaged students. The following is the projected breakdown of expenditure. This money will be utilised and distributed to provide the following targeted support:

  1. Teaching Assistant resources providing in-class support – £8,057 - addressing barriers 2, 5, 6 & 7
  2. 1-1 Catch-up literacy groups provided to improve literacy – £1,584 - addressing barriers 5, 6 & 7
  3. Small groups to support the development and improvement of numeracy skills via catch-up numeracy – £1,584 - addressing barriers 5, 6 & 7
  4. Technical resources including laptops for individual students for use in lessons – addressing barriers 4,5&7
  5. Administrative support and staff training – addressing all barriers
  6. Support for trips and visits (including careers trip for PP) - £1450 - addressing barriers 1, 3, 4 & 6
  7. Enrichment revision classes for Key Stage 4 – £12,160 - addressing barriers 2, 3 & 5
  8. Revision and study materials for Year 10 and 11 students to support their examination courses – addressing barriers 3 & 4
  9. Support of external agencies including admin time (connexions, EP) - £1,600 - addressing barriers 3, 4 & 6
  10. Access arrangements testing - addressing barriers 1, 3, 5, 6, 7 & 8
  11. Supported transition programme – addressing barriers 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8
  12. Breakfast provision – addressing barriers 3, 4 & 8 including extra staffing for food preparation and serving
  13. Transport costs – including Taxis – addressing barriers 3 & 4
  14. Music lessons - £185 addressing barriers 1, 3 & 6
  15. Uniform costs - £73.47

In 2017-2018 6.25% of students in Year 11 were in receipt of pupil premium. Their performance at the end of year 11 (2018) is set out below:

2018 GCSE Results

 

All Students

Disadvantaged

Indicator

National average *

 

School (internal data)

National average

School (internal data)

Progress 8 score

0.00

0.15

-

-0.20

Attainment 8

score

44.3

50.4

-

43

English and Maths

9-5

40%

56%

-

100%

9-4

-

81%

-

100%

English

9-5

  •  

76%

-

100%

9-4

-

94%

-

100%

Maths

9-5

39%

65%

-

100%

9-4

58%

84%

-

100%

EBacc

9-5

-

35%

-

 

9-4

-

51%

-

 

2017 GCSE Results

 

All Students

Disadvantaged

Indicator

National average

School (internal data)

National average

School (internal data)

Progress 8 score

0.00

0.02

-0.40

-0.94

Attainment 8

score

44.6

44

37.0

38

English and Maths

9-5

40%

-

24.5

-

9-4

64%

71%

44.3

67%

English

9-5

61%

-

-

-

9-4

76%

97%

-

100%

Maths

9-5

49%

53%

48%

67%

9-4

69%

74%

69%

83%

EBacc

9-5

20%

-

9.8

-

9-4

24%

18%

11.7%

18%

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