Pupil Premium 2018-2019
In April 2011 the Government introduced the Pupil Premium, funding which is additional to main school funding. The purpose of the Pupil Premium is that it is deployed by schools to narrow the attainment gap between pupils from low income families and their peers by ensuring that this funding reaches the pupils who need it most. Schools have the freedom to spend this funding as they see fit based upon their knowledge of pupil needs.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium allocated to schools per Free School Meal pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
Source: DFE Website
Proposed use of Pupil Premium 2018- 2019
A recent review of Pupil Premium funding allocation carried out in September 2018
In 2018/19 Claremont High School Academy is projecting to receive funding for a total of 262 students who are entitled to the Pupil Premium. A projected funding amount of £244,503 has been allocated to support, challenge and ensure that the cohort of students are reaching their full potential.
For the current academic year Claremont High School Academy has made a long term commitment to our most vulnerable group of students by developing the learning opportunities for our students. Funding allows the current curriculum to be generously staffed to allow for smaller groups of students to make sustained and rapid progress. A teacher student ratio which enhances student outcomes is a priority to every student having the opportunity to develop their skills and learning capabilities. Some of the activities currently taking place during the current academic year include:
- Study Clubs and homework clubs year 7 to 11, including breakfast study sessions for year 11
- Tailored Career Support through our Work Experience Partners
- Paired reading at Key Stage 3 for all students who have a reading age of 11 or below
- Booster Maths and English lessons at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4
- Challenge Week Activities
- Targeted Intervention using data analysis
- A Mentoring programme for year 7-11 pupils
- School Counselling Programme
- Residential Trips for Year 10 Pupils
- Subsidised music lessons
- Attendance Officer – Pastoral Support Workers
- Black History month aspirational curriculum activities
- Holiday revision classes – Year 11
- Part funding of college placements
- Supporting trip costs, supporting external tutoring costs
- Use of SAM learning, an online learning platform
- Extended Library Opening hours to ensure availability of resources
- Focus on raising aspirations, including through trips to Universities
- Tailored intervention plans for our 'Most Able' PP pupils
- Staff research projects focusing on understanding how to improve progress and attainment of vulnerable groups.
The impact of this funding is demonstrated by our continuing excellent results at GCSE, remaining above National Average at KS4.
The analysis of GCSE data shows that we continue to be aspirational for our Pupil Premium students, ensuring that they are able to achieve and make progress alongside all other pupils.