Pupil Premium

Introduction

Oxted School aims to secure excellent achievement for those students who are eligible for the pupil premium funding. The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantages students and close the gap between them and their peers.

Summary of the main barriers faced by eligible students:
The barriers and challenges disadvantaged students face at Oxted School are complex and varied; there is no single difficulty faced by all.

We have identified, in the main, the following to be barriers for our DA students:

  • Attendance
  • Aspiration
  • (some) low levels of literacy and numeracy on arrival

2016-17 Summary
In 2016-17 there were 289 students at Oxted School in receipt of pupil premium funding. Therefore the pupil premium allocation for the academic year 2016-17 was £270,215

Diminishing the Difference
Our PP Review day which took place on 30th March 2017 showed a significant improvement in the PP provision compared to the previous review in November 2016. Over 80% of our most vulnerable students were judged as to have made progress in the lessons observed. The policies and procedures in place to support our PP students also received positive feedback.

We are dedicating a significant part of the curriculum for selected students to focus on improving their literacy levels and the Fresh Start programme that was piloted in 2016-17 will increase in size and status for 2017-18. In 2016-17 year 8 students on average improved their reading age by a year which is on target with our expectations.

For those students who joined us with lower levels of literacy and numeracy there have been some impressive gains in the grades that they are achieving: English: The percentage of these students achieving or exceeding their target grade in relation to the benchmark was 72% (50 out of 69). Maths: The percentage of these students achieving or exceeding their target grade in relation to the benchmark was 80% (53 out of 66).

In terms the two main attainment measures the gap between Disadvantaged and Non-Disadvantaged students reduced for the third year in a row. The Basic gap between disadvantaged students and ‘others’ is now 31% compared to 38% in 2015 and the EBACC gap between disadvantaged students and ‘others’ has reduced to 24% compared to 31% in 2015. This is pleasing as attainment overall has slightly increased.

Key Data

Basic 2014 2015 2016 2017
School PP 40% 36% 37% 36%
School All 68% 69% 65% 70%
Attainment 8 2014 2015 2016 2017
School PP Not recorded 35.0 38.5 34.22
School All Not recorded 52.0 51.7 46.88
P8 2014 2015 2016   2017
School PP Not recorded -0.64 -0.73 -0.98
School All Not recorded +0.11 +0.06 -0.22
EBACC 2014 2015 2016 2017
School PP 23% 11% 20% 15.38%
School All 33% 38% 41% 38.35%

It is worth noting that due to the changes in grading in GCSEs it is not possible to accurately compare 2017 with previous years.  The data for 2017 has yet to be validated.

Distribution of Funding for 2016-17


Strategy Reason Estimated Cost Impact measure
Pupil Premium Lead Day to day management of activities and to maintain staff focus on this essential group of students

£23,589

Successful performance management.

Reduction in the gap between PP and non PP students

Faculty / Pastoral Support / Intervention

  • Resources
  • 1:1 tuition
  • Period 6
  • Rewards
  • Software packages

Close the gap in terms of progress and attainment of these students

Raise their aspirations

£52,948

Improvement in Raiseonline headline figures showing a decrease in the gap between PP and non PP students

Progress Team and Intervention

Identify those students that need additional support and to advise and plan a programme to help them achieve

£81,437

Raiseonline data showing a decrease in the gap between PP and non PP students

Pupil data captures showing a decrease in the gap between PP and non PP students

Literacy and Numeracy Support Lessons 

To close the gap in Maths and English

£49,062

All students achieving / exceeding their benchmark grades in English and Maths

Trips, Enrichment, Uniform Support

  • D of E
  • Year 8 camp

Raise student aspirations and improve school attendance of this group

£19,376

80% participation in enrichment activities

Staff CPD

Raise staff awareness of the barriers to learning for disadvantaged students

£628

100% good or better lesson observations

Alternative Provision (including counsellors)

Raise pupil aspirations and to help ensure successful Post 16 applications

£22,050

0% NEET students

100% of students leaving with qualifications

Careers Support

Raise student aspirations and to help ensure successful Post 16 applications

£6,262

0% NEET students

100% knowledge of Post 16 destination data

Breakfast club

Improve attendance and improve attitudes towards school

£8,338

Increase in attendance of cohort and at the club in comparison to last year

PP Approximate Spending 2016-17

 

£263,690

 

TOTAL PP Funding 2016-17

 

£270,215

 

Pupil Premium 2017-18

In 2017-18, Pupil Premium funding will remain at £935 per student and will continue to be allocated for every student registered for free school meals, either currently or at any time in the last six years and to any looked after child. This aims to support those families that might be facing the challenging barriers of poverty and help these students to ‘close the gap’. At initial count, this applies to 284 (Year 7 to Year 11 disadvantaged students) of our 2017-18 student cohort. Additionally, children previously in care are allocated an additional £1,900 per student. The school will therefore be allocated somewhere in the region of £265,540 that will contribute to improving the outcomes for these students.

Main Areas of focus for 2017-18

We have bold aims for our PP students during 2017-18:

  • Raising the profile of disadvantaged students throughout the school
  • Quality First Teaching that prioritises DA students
  • Ensuring that every DA student has a champion within the school

To do this there are a number of strategies that will be employed:

  • Focus on ‘Quality First Teaching’ for PP students
  • Enhanced tracking of PP students – progress and attainment to identify any additional support required
  • Staff identifying specific PP student’s barriers to learning, strategies in place in the classroom and also highlighting any additional support required
  • Whole school focus to ‘diminishing the difference’ – core subjects running after school sessions with under achieving students (in KS3 and KS4)
  • Continue to ensure cost effective and high impact intervention for PP students
  • 1:1 PP mentoring including through the use of sixth form students


Distribution of Funding for 2017-18

Strategy Reason Estimated Cost Impact Measure
Pupil Premium Lead Day to day management of activities and to maintain staff focus on this essential group of students

£24,000

Successful performance management

Reduction in the gap between PP and non PP students

Faculty/Pastoral Support/Intervention

  • Resources
  • 1:1 tuition
  • Period 6
  • Rewards
  • Software packages

Close the gap in terms of progress and attainment of these students

Raise their aspirations

£53,000

Improvement in Raiseonline headline figures showing a decrease in the gap between PP and non PP students

Progress Team and Intervention

Identify those students that need additional support and to advise and plan a programme to help them achieve

£81,225

Raiseonline data showing a decrease in the gap between PP and non PP students

Pupil data captures showing a decrease in the gap between PP and non PP students

Literacy and Numeracy Support Lessons 

To close the gap in Maths and English

£50,362

All students achieving/ exceeding their benchmark grades in English and Maths

Trips, enrichment, uniform support

  • D of E
  • Year 8 camp
  • Rewards
  • Transition schools
  • Departmental requests

Raise student aspirations and improve school attendance of this group

£21,975

80% participation in extra-curricular activities

95% attendance whole school

Positive Value Added for DA students

Staff CPD

Raise staff awareness of the barriers to learning for disadvantaged students

£1,000

100% good or better lesson observations

Alternative Provision (including counsellors)

Raise student aspirations and to help ensure successful Post 16 applications

£8,000

0% NEET students

100% of students leaving with qualifications

Counselling

Improve the mental well-being of students

£14,750

95% attendance

Careers Support

Raise student aspirations and to help ensure successful Post 16 applications

£7,150

0% NEET students

100% knowledge of Post 16 destination data

Breakfast Club

Improve attendance and improve attitudes towards school

£9,000

Increase in attendance of cohort and at the club in comparison to last year

PP Approximate Spending 2017-18

 

£270,462

 

TOTAL PP Funding
2017-18

 

£265,540

 


Pupil Premium Statement Review

This strategy will next be reviewed in July 2018