Curriculum

Pupil Premium Grant

Pupil Premium at Penair School

Background

Pupil premium funding is additional government funding which is provided to raise levels of progress, attainment and aspiration of students who are either:

  • Currently in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM), or have been in receipt at any time during the last six years (Ever 6).
  • The children of Service Personnel.
  • Looked after Children and children adopted from care.

Context for this Academic Year

During the Academic Year 2016 / 2017 Penair has been allocated a total of £221,775

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Whole school

 

NoR 162 168 180 189 174 873  

 

Free school Meals

 

13

(8.02%)

16

(9.52%)

18

(10.00%)

19

(10.05%)

15

(8.62%)

81

(9.28%)

 

 

 

Pupil Premium

Disadvantaged

 

35

(22%)

43

(25.60%)

41

(22.78%)

32

(16.93%)

38

(22%)

189

(21.65%)

 

 

Pupil Premium Review

An external Pupil Premium Review was commissioned in October 2016. The Review was conducted by Ken Bush and a report has been written.  The Review reports that:

‘There is a growing body of evidence to indicate that gaps in achievement between disadvantaged students and others are narrowing over time; this represents significant improvement since the previous Ofsted inspection in 2015.’

‘The school has responded exceptionally well to the need highlighted in the 2015 Ofsted inspection to improve the attendance of disadvantaged students. At the time of the inspection, attendance for this group was 88.6%, well below the national averages for this group compared both with similar students and with all students. By the end of the academic year 2015-16, this had risen by 4.5% to 93.1%.’

The next Review will be scheduled for October 2018