Pupil Premium is a funding stream allocated to schools to provide additional support for children from low income families. It also supports “looked after” children and students who have parents in the armed forces. The amount received by the school depends on the number of children whose parents register to receive free school meals.
Schools can decide how Pupil Premium funding is best spent in order to close the attainment gap that exists between pupils from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds.
At Ryedale School the Pupil Premium allocation for 2014/15 is £68,785 to support 74 students. This represents 13% of the school population compared to the national figure of 28.2% *.
This funding is used for a range of interventions including;
- One to One tuition in Maths
- One to One tuition in English
- Alternative curriculum provision at KS4
- Reading intervention programme
- CPD to support effective teaching and learning in the classroom
- Extra Teaching Assistant support time
- Departmental Capitation “top up”
- Extra-curricular activities
- Music bursaries
- Departmental revision packs
- Attendance manager
- Additional teaching costs
- Additional pastoral support
- Literacy and numeracy programme
Impact of Pupil Premium funding
- The gap between Pupil Premium students and non Pupil Premium students achieving 5 or more A* to C’s including English and mathematics was 41% in 2012 and 26% in 2013*.
- The gap between Pupil Premium students and non Pupil Premium students achieving expected progress in English at KS4 was 47% in 2012 and 38% in 2013*.
- The gap between Pupil Premium students and non Pupil Premium students achieving expected progress in Mathematics at KS4 was 20% in 2012 and 21% in 2013*
For further comparisons please see the school’s Ofsted data dashboard.
Ryedale School is committed to “Narrowing the Gap” for Pupil Premium students and Pupil Premium additional funding will continue to provide key resources to achieve this aim.
*Based on 2013 RAISE