2015-16 Pupil Premium

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


Expenditure Report

2015/2016 2016/2017 (Estimated)
Balance B/F £49,781 £7,879
Allocation @ £935 £159,275 £175,470
Total Income £209,056 £183,349
Staff Costs (Teaching) £77,336 £52,358
Staff Costs (Support) £96,158 £67,659
Resources £27,683 £63,332
Total Expenditure £201,177 £183,349
Balance C/F      £7,879 £0

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

2015/2016 2016/2017 (Estimated)
Uniform £254 £300
Music Tuition £375 £1,500
Resources DT £438 £1,250
Transport £23,282 £31,350
Trips £2,550 £7,128
Intervention £2,679 £11,248
Homework £3,896
Revision Guides £300
Careers £6,360
Total Resources £27,683 £63,332

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

    2013 2014 2015 2016*
5A*-C incl English and maths PP 44 38 36 48
non-PP 71 65 71 72
National 67 62 63 awaiting
Average point score English PP 36.7 35.4 36.6 36.4
non-PP 43.2 41.1 40.4 41.6
National 40.5 40.4 40.5 awaiting
Average point score Maths PP 37.4 33.6 36.4 34.1
non-PP 43.4 41.1 40.5 42.2
National 40.9 40.1 40.6 awaiting
Expected progress English PP 52 60 61 69
non-PP 78 80 70 77
National PP 56 58 58 awaiting
National non-PP 74 75 74 awaiting
Expected progress maths PP 69 42 57 54
non-PP 81 74 72 72
National PP 54 48 49 awaiting
National non-PP 76 71 72 awaiting
*2016 results are un-validated using school exam data      



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