Pupil Premium


About the Pupil Premium – 2016/17

What is the Pupil Premium? The Pupil Premium is funding provided by the government to schools (on top of the normal funding per child) to support learners who are disadvantaged to achieve their potential.


From September 2016, the Pupil Premium funding a school receives is:

·         £935 per student who is in receipt of Free School Meals (or have been in the last six years)

·         £1900 per student who is looked after, has been adopted from care or who has left care under specific orders

Why do we need a Pupil Premium? Statistics for many years show that there is a gap between the attainment of those students who are considered disadvantaged and those which are not, even if they come to school with the same abilities. This is because of the opportunities that some children can be offered. The Pupil Premium is designed to help close this gap and allow all students to achieve their potential
What can the Pupil Premium be used for? The school decided how Pupil Premium funds are used to support disadvantaged children. We follow the following principles:

·         All teachers are aware of who the Pupil Premium cohort are

·         Low ability and social disadvantage are very different things – like all groups of learners, Pupil Premium learners are individuals with abilities and talents and expectations are high for all

·         Pupil Premium learners are an identified cohort in the school and their attainment is monitored both as individuals and as a cohort

·         Intervention with Pupil Premium learners is based on consideration of research, including the Sutton Trust’s work

·         Data is analysed thoroughly to identify underachievement and plan interventions

·         Intervention does not just mean academic intervention and focuses on attendance and social and emotional barriers to learning

How many children at Heath Park are eligible for Pupil Premium? There are 533 students eligible for the Pupil Premium at Heath Park (45% of the school)
How is the impact of Pupil Premium measured? As a school we monitor the progress and achievement of year groups, individuals and student groups. One of these groups is Pupil Premium students.


Following external examinations, we publish our attainment figures and this includes a detailed breakdown of the gap between students in receipt of Pupil Premium and those who are not.


At the end of each year the different aspects of Pupil Premium funded work are evaluated against their aims to ensure that objectives have been achieved and that the work represents value for money


Funding the School Receives

September 2016
Number of students on roll 1195
Number of students eligible for the Pupil Premium 533
Number of students currently receiving FSM 239
Number of students currently CLA 8


Key Expenditure 2016-17 (projections tbc) Cost (summary totals)
Staffing and staff training £243580
Literacy / Numeracy intervention £46730
IAG £20140
Pastoral support £85460
Curriculum provision £113905
  £509 815


How is the Pupil Premium used at Heath Park?

As a school we have identified 3 objectives which will close the gap in progress and attainment for Pupil Premium students:

  • LITERACY AND NUMERACY – to ensure that levels of literacy and numeracy are appropriate for age and allow access to the curriculum
  • CURRICULUM ENGAGEMENT – to ensure that Pupil Premium students are fully engaged in relevant curriculum experiences that effectively lead to the next stage of study or work
  • REMOVAL NON ACADEMIC BARRIERS – to support students social and emotional development through the school
Action Objective Outcome
Maintaining staff to learner ratio 1 & 2


To minimise class sizes and ensure that teachers are able to focus on individual needs
CPD 1 & 2


To develop outstanding teaching and intervention strategies

National college leadership programmes

Raising Attainment Team 1 & 2 To monitor individuals and groups of learners in all Key Stages across the school

Leader of Core to facilitate analysis and intervention

Key Stage leaders in Maths to direct intervention

Learning Support 1 & 2 To remove barriers to learning inside the classroom and  beyond the school day

Recruitment beyond allocated support time

Homework club

Accelerated reading programme 1 To address literacy issues and allow access to a curriculum that allows progression to further study

Lexia programme

Staff to administer

Small group intervention English and Maths 1 To provide further instruction in a different environment, before or after school, to accelerate progress

Morning Maths sessions

Lead teacher in Maths

Maths resource packs

Information, advice and guidance 2 To provide pathways for learners to aspire to and continued monitoring

Additional careers support

Transition 1 & 2 To ensure continuity of support and accuracy of information on transfer

Pastoral leader for Key Stage 3

Education Welfare Officer 3 To offer support and guidance where needed and to intervene with hard to reach families
School nurse 3 To address social, emotional and health issues that may present a barrier to learning
Financial support for educational visits 2 To ensure that all learners are able to access out of classroom activities that develop both academic ability and aspiration

Subsidies for visits

Transport costs

Excellence Academy 1 & 2 To provide for the most able learners in a local community




Pastoral support 3 To address social and emotional barriers to learning

Educational Psychologist

BEST with administrative support


The impact of the Pupil Premium is measured through analysis of data at a cohort and individual level, with Pupil Premium students forming a monitored cohort within all pastoral and academic teams. Following specific interventions, staff and student voice are used to determine the effectiveness of interventions and to plan for further action.

The school is looking to launch a review of its Pupil Premium strategy in November 2016.

2015/16 Summary

Attainment and Progress of Disadvantage Students 2016

Progress 8 Attainment 8
All 0.41 5.4 (C)
Disadvantaged 0.45 5.3 (C)
Not Disadvantaged 0.38 5.4 (C)


Difference between disadvantaged students at Heath Park and 2015 National Average for all students Difference between disadvantaged students at Heath Park and 2015 National Average for non-disadvantaged students
% E & M Higher Grades +4% -3%
% English Lang Higher Grades +8% +1%
English Lang 3+ Levels Progress +11% +6%
English Lang 4+ Levels Progress +5% +1%
% Maths Higher Grades +1% -8%
Maths 3+ Levels Progress +8% 0%
Maths 4+ Levels Progress +4% -1%


Key Expenditure 2015-16 Cost (summary totals)
Staffing and staff training £238640
Literacy / Numeracy intervention £41270
IAG £12980
Pastoral support £82310
Curriculum provision £92567
  £467 767