What is Pupil Premium?
The academy receives funding from the government for students who have been registered for free school meals (FSM) in the last 6 years and for students who have been looked after by the local authority in a continuous way for a period of more than 6 months. The aim of the funding is to help the students achieve their potential at school as well as to benefit from opportunities beyond the school curriculum.
Pupil Premium funding 2015-16:
The school received £270.095 from the government. We can report that as a result of funding:
– At the end of the Academic year PP students outperformed non PP students in better than expected progress in Drama (+ 9%), Art (+3%), Design (+7%) and Music (+5%) in year 7, together with English (+1%) and RE (+0.3%) in year 8.
– The funding allowed 7 PP students to complete extra qualifications in History as well as at distinction level in Computing (94% with distinction or above)
-There has been a reduction in the number of PP students excluded for a fixed term compared to 2014/15: (- 38%)
-PP students’ attendance improved by 5.5% across all years
-The attendance of FSM students has been raised and is 1.2% above the national average.
-The absence rate for persistently absent students<90% has decreased and now stands at 8.5% above the national average for persistently absent PP students.
– 11% of Year 11 PP students in languages did better than the national figure (70% v 59%)
GAP comparison of PP versus non PP students
|National GAP||Wrenn GAP|
|Attainment 8||Progress 8|
A breakdown of spending for the last year can be downloaded here.
Current academic year
Our Pupil Premium funding for 2016-17 is £282.370
We have a total of 303 students eligible for the funding. The table below illustrates the breakdown of PP students per year group.
|Group||Total number of students||Total number of PP students||Looked after children|
PP students represent 28.4% of our total number of students
28.8% including Looked After Children.
Our priorities for the new academic year.
– Support and enhance the learning of any PP student who is making less than expected progress
– Focus on PP students in lower years whose literacy levels are below expectations. Funding will be used to determine where students’ needs are a priority, as well as arrange for interventions and enrichment activities as appropriate.
- The Academy has a rigorous testing system which allows us to analyse data in order to identify areas of weakness, target areas for improvement and arrange for interventions.
Interventions will include:
- Establish support groups to further improve transition into year 7
- Boost personalised literacy development and in mathematics
- Continuation of shared reading to boost literacy levels
- Raise awareness and profile of pupil premium students with staff and governors by introducing pupil premium students as a key focus group in data analysis to support intervention
- Maintain and reinforce the work done by our recent parent support worker and year managers to improve attendance
- Whole school literacy and numeracy programmes to boost student’s achievement.
Enriching the lives of students
Wrenn Academy will continue to support PP students in order to enrich their lives in different ways by:
- Offering funding for PP students to pursue their particular interest/ hobbies in areas not offered within our school.
- Offering subsidies for trips and visits in the UK and abroad
Subsidising activities relating to job and career opportunities