Pupil Premium 2017-2018

Pupil premium funding does not follow each pupil but it is used in two ways:

In the academic year 2017/18 the school received the following funding: £75016

No single intervention provides a complete solution to the complex educational needs experienced by our pupils and it is therefore a multi-faceted approach that must be adopted, which will offer our pupils  the best opportunities for our pupils to succeed.

The key to closing the gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils is careful and thorough monitoring and tracking of our pupil attainment and progress. The tracking can then inform effective interventions.

In the academic year 2017/18 the school spent the pupil premium in the following ways:

Improvement Initiative


Improving literacy and numeracy



Purchased Bug Club and resources

Bug Club intervention targeted to year 7 pupils

Targeted 1:1 interventions in maths and English

Interventions planned by English and maths teachers in conjunction with Directors of Learning and delivered by Pastoral and Learning Support Worker.

My maths licence renewal

Continue use of the programme to consolidate maths knowledge and provide weekly opportunities to further personalise the learning to fill the gap for pupils through a different media.

Improving academic outcomes


Revision materials for GCSE pupils and staff training on new specifications

Knowledge of curriculum developments will aid staff ability to teach curriculum content. Additional revision sessions improve academic outcomes for pupils.

Easter and May half term revision sessions for year 10 and 11 students.

Range of subjects to be offered for focused revision sessions prior to the examination period.

Extending arts program in the school

Finds allocated to introduce external professionals to work with pupils in a range of mediums including the ability to show case work at external exhibitions

Careers advice and guidance

Support from Birmingham Support and Guidance Service which will include 40 days of careers support. Initially targeting year 9 - 11 pupils as part of their transition. Attendance at Annual reviews and EHC transfer for identified pupils.  Monitoring of outcomes for the 2017/18 year 11 leavers cohort. 

Visit to Careers show at the NEC

Day visit to the NEC careers show at the NEC in November for year 9 – 11 to support pupil’s knowledge of career choices and pathways needed to reach identified career option.


To support the rewards for our school merit system which pupils earn through positive engagement in lessons, high standards of behaviour and attendance above 90%.



Pastoral and pupil support


Support for transition to post 16

One day a week for a Pastoral and Learning Support Worker to aid pupils in securing post 16 placements and support for pupils in maintaining the post 16 placements

Celebration of Black History Month

To raise awareness and focus for Black History Month a range of activities will be available for pupils to participate in, including a special lunch, samples of different food snacks at break times, music from a range of different cultures at break and lunchtime and activities for completion in form time focusing on music and art.

Year 11 activities post exams

Positive engagement of year 11 pupils in a variety of activities post exams until the end of June to further support their preparedness for post 16 life.

NCS three week program.


Support for individual pupils and families to help address barriers to learning and success.

Enrichment Program

To extend pupils experiences and encourage positive engagement at school.


Major impact and outcomes:




Reading progress


Pre and post assessment tests.

Increase in English GCSE outcomes


Maths progress

Increase in GCSE Maths outcomes


Increase in pupils selecting Art and Design Technology at GCSE level

Most popular subject chosen, additional class was provided to accommodate pupils first choices.

Improved outcomes for year 11 pupils

The percentage of pupils gaining at least five GCSE qualifications increased. The percentage of pupils gaining grades at levels above C/4 increased. The percentage of pupils leaving with at least one GCSE qualification increased to 100%

Increase in pupil engagement in lessons.

The number of 5’s gained per week by pupils increased with from an average of 785 5’s to 1282 5’s gained.