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Pupil Premium Strategy

Pupil Premium Strategy

The information below provides details of Sir Frank Whittle Studio Schools Pupil Premium strategy. The school reviews this strategy on an annual basis, or sooner if required based on the needs of our students.

What is the purpose of pupil premium funding?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and their peers. Through ensuring funding reaches the pupils who need it most to tackle these disadvantages and in doing so close the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.

This funding is allocated to the school for any pupil who has been entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.  It is for the school to decide on a strategy of how best to use this money to address any under achievement of individual disadvantaged pupils at the school.

Who qualifies for Pupil Premium?

In the 2016-17 academic year, the Studio School will receive funding to the value of £935 for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.

Additionally, the Studio School will also receive £1,900 for each looked-after pupil who has been looked after for 1 day or more by social services or was adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under a special guardianship order or a residence order. The Studio School will also receive £300 for any pupil whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces.

How much pupil premium funding will the school receive in 2016/17?

For the academic year 2016-17 the Studio School will receive an additional £935 to support our work with this important group of pupils.

 

What are the main barriers to educational achievement faced by pupils at the college eligible for Pupil Premium?

The school has identified the following main barriers to educational achievement for our disadvantaged pupils:

 

  • - pupil aspiration;
  • - parental engagement and support;
  • - negative or unsupported previous educational experiences;
  • - financial barriers to access core and additional experiences and learning opportunities.

In 2016/17 Sir Frank Whittle Studio School plans to spend its pupil premium funding on the following priorities:

  • Support with the purchase of uniform for Pupil Premium students.
  • The provision of additional educational resources, equipment and text books for students eligible for Pupil Premium funding.
  • Financial assistance towards the cost of educational trips and activities as part of students chosen courses.
  • Financial assistance towards transport costs for Pupil Premium students.
  • Financial assistance with transport costs to allow Pupil Premium students to attend work placements.
  • Supporting Pupil Premium students in their transition from KS4 to sixth form through one to one mentoring.

 The school has identified the strategies above to address the issues identified to educational access and achievement.  The approaches taken are bespoke to the needs of the individual students.  As a small school we are able to individually identify student’s needs and react to these dynamically, providing bespoke support to meet these.

 How Sir Frank Whittle Studio will School measure the impact of the pupil premium funding and strategies?

The school will measure the impact of the strategies it plans to use its 2016-17 funding to support through the following:

 

  • - through student discussions and feedback with their Personal coach;
  • - as part of regular parental feedback;
  • - through regular Assessment Point reports reviewing student progress;
  • - through evaluation of student outcomes in August 2017.

 How has Sir Frank Whittle Studio School spent the pupil premium funding in 2015/16?

 For the academic year 2015-16, the Studio School received £935 of Pupil Premium funding.

In 2015/16 the Sir Frank Whittle Studio School pupil premium funding was spent on:

  • Support with the purchase of uniform for Pupil Premium students.
  • The provision of additional educational resources, equipment and text books for students eligible for Pupil Premium funding.
  • Financial assistance towards transport costs for Pupil Premium students.
  • Financial assistance with transport costs to allow Pupil Premium students to attend work placements.

What impact has the pupil premium funding had at Sir Frank Whittle Studio School for those pupils with an entitlement to Pupil Premium funding?

The Studio School is proud to be able to demonstrate that activities funded by the pupil premium funding are being used effectively to close the gap between the outcomes of different groups of our pupils.

All students entitled to Pupil Premium funding made outstanding progress which exceeded expectation and importantly the progress of other pupils not in receipt of funding.

The outcomes of students in receipt of this funding was top of all Leicestershire schools and in the top 13% of all schools nationally.

Further details about the specific impact of the expenditure on eligible and other pupils is available on request.