Pupil Premium Statement
The Pupil Premium is allocated to a school, in addition to the main school funding, to help support children from low income families. Eligibility for the Pupil Premium is based on the students who are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible during the last six years. The primary aim of this money is to support the achievement, and address the attainment gap, between children eligible for free school meals and their peers. The funding is fully utilised to help address the challenges and barriers that our students face ranging from academic support, specifically targeting literacy and numeracy, along with pastoral support to help address behaviour and attendance.
It is at the school’s discretion in terms of how the money is spent. Archway School has a robust system in place to enable appropriate intervention and support for its young people.
The amount of funding allocated to the school over the past three years has been:
For the year 2015/16 our Pupil Premium income is £203,220
For the year 2016/17 our Pupil Premium income is £212,870
For the year 2017/18 our Pupil Premium income is £199,480
The funding has been allocated in a variety of ways to support and improve access to the curriculum for our most vulnerable and disadvantaged students. The chart below highlights how the funding has been used for 2016/17:
Impact of expenditure on academic progress: Ultimately, all of our targeted interventions aim to ensure that students make the best progress possible. In 2016 Pupil Premium students had a progress score of -0.19, the progress dipped to -0.82 in 2017. 26% of PP students achieved a strong pass in English and Maths (a grade 5 and above in both subjects). 30% of PP students at Archway made better progress than non-PP students nationally. PP students in sixth form have also shown excellent progress and a high percentage go on to their chosen career and university destination.
Detailed impact of expenditure available here for 2016/2017
Strategies and expenditure 2017-18
Overall the proposed funding allocation remains roughly in line with 2016-17.
The following information highlights some of the areas allocated spending:
A more detailed breakdown of expenditure and impact can be found here, The document also contains details of Yr7 Catch-up expenditure’ with a link to the attached document
Pupil Premium Hardship Fund is used to provide a contribution for students to be able to access curriculum enrichment activities
Pupil Premium Targeted intervention and Resources - this allocated spend enables directly funded interventions to be provided to help complement work across all areas of school life.
Examples would include:
The Brilliant Club
Elite Commando Survival Programme
Funding is also utilised by departments for subject specific materials to ensure that all students are fully supported in their learning; examples would include revision books or subject specific materials, visiting guests to work with targeted groups.
All interventions are reviewed throughout the academic year to determine their impact on the students in receipt of the support provided.
In addition to the Pupil Premium Archway School receives a year 7 Catch Up Premium. £13,000 being received in 2015-16 and in 2016/7 is £10,544. This funding is used to address the needs of those students who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.
Strategies to support students, using this funding, complement the Pupil Premium approach with a focus on personalised support in Maths and English at Key Stage 3 and the delivery of targeted interventions. It is also used to support delivery of the summer school and transition work undertaken to ensure that all students are fully prepared for their studies at Archway School.
We are asking all our parents to apply for Free School Meals if they think they might be eligible. FSM is available to families who earn less than £16,000 a year. If you apply and are successful your child does not have to have a school dinner if they’d rather not. However, it will mean that more money comes into school from which your child and other children will benefit.
If you require further information regarding Pupil Premium please contact Mr Dominic Salmon, Deputy Headteacher.