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 2018–19. 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 2018-19 Settle College has been allocated £78,755 for Pupil Premium students.
How is Settle College using the funding during the academic year 2018-19?
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)
- Chris Maudsley (ex-student) talked to students in Year 7 and 8 about cycling from Lands’ End to John O’Groats
- Gulwali Passarlay – Child Refugee from Afghanistan
- RAF and Royal Marines
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.
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.
Please see the strategy statement 2017-18 below to view the full range of support and opportunities given to Pupil Premium students.
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.
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.
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
|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|
18 Students received Pupil Premium funding in Year 11. The progress 8 score for Pupil Premium students is -0.24, compared to the national average of Non Pupil Premium students of +0.13. The Pupil Premium students achieved the following progress score for each Progress 8 basket.
|2018 Results||Pupils eligible for PP at Settle College||Pupils not eligible for PP
|Pupils eligible for PP
(National Average average)2018
| Pupils eligible for PP
(North Yorkshire average)2018
|Progress 8 score -English||-0.48||+0.11||-0.54||-0.44|
|Progress 8 score – Maths||-0.23||+0.11||-0.39||-0.27|
|Progress 8 score – EBacc slots||-0.29||+0.13||-0.49||-0.45|
|Progress 8 score – open slots: Any qualification||-0.04||+0.09||-0.46||-0.67|