Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

The Department for Education continue to place an increasing emphasis on closing the achievement gap between students receiving the Pupil Premium and other students, with large amounts of additional funding. Schools will receive around £750 million through pupil premium funding in the financial year 2016–17. There is therefore increasing accountability on schools in terms of how the funding is used and the impact on student achievement and outcomes.

How much additional funding does Settle College receive?

For the financial year 2017-18 Settle College has been allocated £75,760 for Pupil Premium students. The generated total for previous years is set out below:

2012/13 2013/14 2014/15  2015/16                       2016/17
£25,472 £64,800 £72,920 £72,655                             £76,791

How is Settle College using the funding during the academic year 2017-18?

Maths and English small group support with a tutor
The employment of a Maths and English tutor to work with small groups of students who need additional support in English and Maths. Support in particular for Key Stage 4 students who are below their expected target in Maths in terms of making at least 3 Levels of progress from Key Stage 2. These sessions occur during the school day.

Support for GCSE Resources
To allow all students to access the GCSE Curriculum we fund some of the costs for students who are eligible for Pupil Premium Funding.

Use of motivational speakers to help raise aspirations
Since September 2014 we have had the following speakers in school to raise aspirations and motivation and help to encourage the students to be the best they can be:

  • Myerscough College – Higher Education opportunities and raising aspirations
  • Lancaster University – The Target University Mentoring Programme
  • Craven College – Apprenticeships
  • Lancaster University– Functional Skills Day for ‘most able’ students
  • Northumbria University- Aspiration and the future
  • Sam Boatwright (an ex-Settle College student) – ‘Whatever the human mind can conceive it can achieve!’ A talk about Sam’s charity ‘Epic Run’ – 50 marathons in 50 days
  • Mike Tomlinson – Inspirational Talk about Jane Tomlinson, who raised millions for charity by completing athletic challenges despite suffering from terminal cancer
  • Stuart Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer of BUPA – Inspirational Talk (sourced through “Speakers4Schools”; a free service to schools providing inspirational speakers)
  • Richard Howson, ex-student and CEO of Carillion, presented at Prizegiving
  • Chris Maudsley (ex-student) talked to students in Year 7 and 8 about cycling from Lands’ End to John O’Groats 

Vulnerable student support at breaks and lunchtimes
Some of the funding is used to support a club for our more vulnerable learners every break and lunchtime.

Student Services
Some of the funding is used to employ Student Service officers and an Attendance Officer for all years.

Sport, Music, Art and Drama Support
Students will be supported so that all students can access enrichment and extracurricular opportunities in PE and the Arts. This includes supporting with any equipment as and when required.

Brilliant Club
Students will be given university-style tutorials to develop skills and ambition with doctoral and postdoctoral researchers.

Please see the strategy statement 2017-18 below to view the full range of support and opportunities given to Pupil Premium students. 

PP strategy statement 2017-2018

Settle College has a Pupil Premium Funding Plan which is updated regularly detailing how the above funding will be used and evaluated. The school will consider the guidance offered by the Sutton Trust when planning and implementing strategies to raise achievement of target groups. This is discussed with Governors at every Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting. We also have a link governor responsible for monitoring the use of the Pupil Premium Funding.

What impact has Pupil Premium Funding had?

The Senior Leadership Team has an overview of the impact of the strategies being used. We are always looking for ways to reduce barriers to learning with a view to implementing new activities if appropriate.
Settle College has a Pupil Premium Strategy Statement which is updated regularly detailing how the above funding will be used and evaluated. The school will consider the guidance offered by the Sutton Trust when planning and implementing strategies to raise achievement of target groups. This is discussed with Governors at every Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting. We also have a link governor responsible for monitoring the use of the Pupil Premium Funding.
2013 Results

38 students received the Pupil Premium during the academic year 2012-13.
The percentage 5 A*-C (including English and Maths) gap between students receiving the Pupil Premium and all other students is 26%, this is equal to the national gap and below the North Yorkshire gap.
The gap between students receiving pupil premium and all other students when measuring expected level of progress in English is 40%, this is higher than the national gap and higher than the North Yorkshire gap.
The gap between students receiving pupil premium and all other students when measuring expected levels of progress in Maths is 20%, this is lower than the national gap and the North Yorkshire gap.
The North Yorkshire gap for percentage 5 A*-C English and Maths is 31% and the national gap is 26%.
The North Yorkshire gap for expected Levels progress English is 23% and Maths is 22%; against a national gap of 18% and 22% respectively.
The attendance gap was 6% between those students receiving Pupil Premium funding and the rest of their peers.

2014 Results

72 students received Pupil Premium funding during the academic year 2013/14.
There were 16 Pupil Premium students in Year 11 out of a cohort of 118.
The percentage 5 A*-C (including English and Maths) gap between students receiving the Pupil Premium and all other students is 38% (national gap 26%).
The gap between students receiving pupil premium and all other students when measuring expected level of progress in English is 10% (national gap 17%).
The gap between students receiving pupil premium and all other students when measuring expected levels of progress in Maths is 29% (national gap 23%).
The attendance gap was 3% between those students receiving Pupil Premium funding and the rest of their peers.

2015 Results

There were 10 Pupil Premium students in Year 11 out of a cohort of 120. 70% of Pupil Premium students achieved 5A*-C including English and Maths compared to 67% for Non Pupil Premium students.
90% of Pupil Premium students made expected progress in English and 89% in Maths, compared to 79% and 84% for Non Pupil Premium students.
The attendance gap was 3.6% between those students receiving Pupil Premium funding and the rest of their peers.

2016 Results

There were 20 Pupil Premium students in Year 11 out of a cohort of 101. The Progress 8 score for Pupil Premium students is +0.01, compared to the national average of Non Pupil Premium students of -0.03.
68% of Pupil Premium students made expected progress in both English and Maths, compared to 81% (English) and 89% (Maths) for Non Pupil Premium students.
The attendance gap was 3.1% between those students receiving Pupil Premium funding and the rest of their peers.

2017 Results

10 Students received Pupil Premium funding in Year 11.  The progress 8 score for Pupil Premium students is +0.55, compared to the national average of Non Pupil Premium students of +0.11.  The Pupil Premium students achieved the following progress score for each Progress 8 basket.

 2017 Results  Pupils eligible for PP at
Settle College 2017
Pupils not eligible for PP
(national average)2017
Pupils eligible for PP
(North Yorkshire average)2017
 Progress 8 score -English  +0.37  +0.11  -0.44
 Progress 8 score – Maths  +0.54  +0.11  -0.31
 Progress 8 score – EBacc slots  +0.9  +0.13  -0.51
 Progress 8 score – open slots: Any qualification  +0.32  +0.09  -0.59

Year 7 Catch-Up Funding

The Year 7 Catch up fund is used to support students in Maths and English. The allocation for 2017/18 is £6,500 and supports 51 students.
Current interventions funded are:

English:
– Group tuition and 1-1 tuition for targeted students, led by an English tutor
– Reading  scheme supporting students on a one-to-one programme to enable students to improve their reading age.

Mathematics:
– Group tuition and 1-1 tuition for targeted students, led by a Mathematics tutor.

2016-17 Impact Analysis

  • Year 7 Catch Up Premium was used to support 40 Settle College Year 7 students (13 students received support in both English and Maths, 15 pupils received support only in English and 12 pupils in only Mathematics). 10.3% of &ear 7 accessed Year 7 Catch up funding.
  • The College delivered tailored support to meet the Literacy & Numeracy needs of students who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).
  • The college was allocated £5,500 for Year 7 Catch Up in the academic year 2015/16

 

Pupil Premium Used For  Amount Allocated  Amount spent to August 2017 Comments
Sixth Form reading buddy  £             –  £              –
Lifeboat Reading Scheme  £             –  £              –
Handwriting Support  £             –  £              –
Sixth form support in Class  £             –  £              –
Learning Conversation Report to Learning Mentor  £             –  £              –
Dyslexia Support 1:1 Session  £             –  £              –
Vulnerable student support at breaks and lunchtimes  £   1,172.00  £   1,172.00 2 hours per week re TA Support
Dictionaries  £      200.00  £      200.00
Tutor intervention – English –  £   1,462.50  £   1,462.50 £75 per fortnight – English Teacher
Tutor intervention – Maths –  £   2,437.50  £   2,437.50 £125.00 per fortnight – Maths Teacher
Reading Booster 1:1  £      512.00  £      512.00 1 hour per week re TA Support
Reading Scheme  £             –  £              – Accelerated Reader
Total  £ 5,784.00  £  5,784.00

Read about the strategies implemented and the impact of Year 7 Catch Up Funding here:

Y7 CUF Funding Impact Analysis 2016-17

Student Support

  • Mentoring
  • “Hub” support
  • Homework Club
  • Sixth Form support