Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding

Coombe Dean School is committed to ensuring that every individual student is given the best possible chance of achieving their full potential. As such we seek to do ‘whatever is right for the individual’ rather than labeling students according to externally-defined groups. However, Pupil Premium funding is allocated to every school based on numbers of students known to be eligible for free school meals, those who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years, or who have been looked after in the care of the local authority continuously for more than six months. Schools also receive funding, called the Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium grant, to support students who do not achieve a Level 4 in either their English or Maths KS2 SATs. Schools can decide how to allocate this additional funding to best ensure each student thrives and makes excellent progress in their learning.

 

2015 – 2016

In the academic year 2015-16 we expected to receive £209,115 in pupil premium funding.

The table below shows the planned expenditure:

Bonus Maths staffing £63,582.00 Provide smaller class sizes and extra intervention opportunities in Maths
Bonus English staffing £52,231.00 Provide smaller class sizes and extra intervention opportunities in English
Personalised Academic Support £26,606.00 Provide leadership oversight of the progress of students across school, including intervention programmes
Higher Level Teaching Assistant £22,443.00 Provide extra intervention support for students with learning needs
Additional Science staffing £18,291.00 Provide extra intervention opportunities in science
Curriculum Intervention £9,306.00 Provide funds for a range of departmental specific support programmes
Educational Welfare Suport £8,000.00 Improve attendance through the intervention of EWO
Individual student grants £5,656.00 Provide individual support opportunities for students, e.g. to attend extra curricular activities
Data tracking software £3,000.00 Provide increased functionality for tracking progress of students

In the academic year 2015-16 we expect to receive £19,500 in Year 7 catch-up funding.

We are planning to carry forward this funding into the 2016-17 academic year to implement a new programme of support that is currently under preparation.

To access our Pupil Premium Review for 2015-2016 – Click Here

 

2016 – 2017

In the academic year 2015-16 we expect to receive £191,675 in pupil premium funding. We have carried forward an additional £19,500 from the Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up grant.

The table below outlines our planned expenditure. However, this plan will be monitored throughout the year, and is subject to change. At the next review point (October 2017, when provisional DfE data is released) there will be a more detailed analysis of how this year’s money has been spent.

Area of Focus

Rationale

Planned Expenditure

Bonus Maths setting Provide smaller class sizes and extra intervention in Maths

£53,200

Bonus English setting Provide smaller class sizes and extra intervention in English

£53,200

Bonus Science setting Provide smaller class sizes and extra intervention in Science

£42,000

Personalised Academic Support Provide leadership oversight of the progress of students across the school, including intervention programmes

£10,000

Student and Parent Support Advisor Provide a dedicated member of staff to work alongside disadvantaged students, and their parents, in Years 8-11.

£21,045

Pupil Premium Basics Champion* Provide a dedicated member of staff to work alongside Year 7 students who did not meet KS2 age-related expectations in Maths and English

£19,500*

Pupil Premium Bursary Fund Provide individual support opportunities for students, e.g. to attend extra curricular activities

£12,230

* this sum is the carry-forward from the Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up grant 2015-16

 

For further detail on how we plan to use Pupil Premium funding to support disadvantaged students please refer to the following two documents: 

‘Coombe Dean School – Pupil Premium Overview for 2016-17’ – Click Here

‘Coombe Dean School – Pupil Premium Raising Achievement Plan 2016-17’ – Click Here