Pupil Premium Report for academic year 2015/2016
Holy Family Catholic High School was allocated £935 in 2015/2016 for each student who is in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) or who has been in receipt of them in the last six years. Looked after students and those adopted from care are also eligible for additional financial support as well as children of services personnel.
Nationally, statistics show that students in the above groups do less well than their peers in external exams. The aim of the financial support is to try to reduce the attainment gap.
Number of pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) received
Total number on pupils on roll (Years 7 -11)
Total Number of pupils eligible for PPG
Total amount of PPG received
|Allocation @ £935||£159,275||£175,470|
|Staff Costs (Teaching)||£77,336||£52,358|
|Staff Costs (Support)||£96,158||£67,659|
How the money is spent?
Students receiving the PPG are closely monitored as a distinct group within the school with the Assistant Headteacher (Inclusion) having overall responsibility for planning and implementing support utilising the grant that the school receives. The grant is used as follows:
- Additional staffing
- Targeted Support
- Maths/English Intervention classes
- Homework clubs
- Revision lessons
- Teaching Assistant intervention in Literacy and Numeracy for small groups and individual support
- Targeted support through the student services team with support workers for Attendance, Behaviour and Pastoral needs
Those students eligible for pupil premium receive the following financial support:
- Free uniform (Tie/Badge)
- 50% discount PE Kit (maximum – one per year)
- 50% discount Music Tuition
- Free Food/Textiles/Design Technology resources
- 50% discount Revision Guides
- Free School Bus
- 50% contribution Public transport pass
- Free Essential Curriculum trip
- 25% discount Non-essential school trip
- 50% discount Rewards Trip
How do we measure the impact of PPG?
The school evaluates the impact of PPG spending on each eligible student at termly intervals throughout the school year, measuring student progress against target grades and internal assessments and predications. Where available external assessment data, such as modular exams is also used to evaluate impact.
The support towards trips allows some of our more disadvantaged pupils to access some trips that they would possibly not usually access including New York, Ski Trips, France, Spain and many others.
The 50% discount on music tuition allows for young people to develop a talent that they may not have the opportunity to nurture without the support of Pupil Premium.
The support towards text books alleviates the stress of families purchasing expensive GCSE texts and revision guides.
Last year 64 pupils had free passes for the school bus this year the number is 110. This ensures safe and secure travel to and from school at no cost to parents.
Homework clubs three nights per week allow students access to computers and other resources they do not have at home. They also have access to Show my Homework and GCSE POD.
Attainment and Achievement:
Disadvantaged student achievement 2015-16
|Headline measures for Pupil Premium/Disadvantaged students 2016|
|Pupils eligible for PP funding||National average non-pupil premium figures|
|Number of disadvantaged students in the Progress 8 score||22|
|% Achieving a good pass in English and mathematics||48||Awaiting figures|
|Progress 8 score for disadvantaged pupils||-0.27||Awaiting figures|
|Average Attainment 8 score per disadvantaged pupil||44.37||Awaiting figures|
|%Disadvantaged student entered for E-BACC||17||Awaiting figures|
|% Disadvantaged students achieving the E-BACC||9||Awaiting figures|
|5A*-C incl English and maths||PP||44||38||36||48|
|Average point score English||PP||36.7||35.4||36.6||36.4|
|Average point score Maths||PP||37.4||33.6||36.4||34.1|
|Expected progress English||PP||52||60||61||69|
|Expected progress maths||PP||69||42||57||54|
|*2016 results are un-validated using school exam data|