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St Peter's School

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Funding received

2016 - 2017

£274,890

2015 - 2016

£303,000

Impact of Pupil Premium spending 2015/16

Progress

Year 11 progress and attainment improved (KS2 average point score of 25.6 for disadvantaged students):

Best 8 value added - projected 976 (990 when non attending students who were on the 21st January census are discounted) (976 2015 national)

Progress 8 and its elements for disadvantaged students

 

2016 actual

2015 actual

Change

Progress 8

-0.25

-0.8

+0.65

English

-0.68

-0.7

0

Maths

-0.72

-0.6

-0.1

Ebacc

-0.25

-1.2

+0.95

Open

-0.45

-1.1

+0.65

The gap between St Peter’s School Disadvantaged and national other students is closing faster than the gap between St Peter’s School and national other students

English

Maths

Disadvantaged students in the High Prior Attainment band

The gap in students progress is narrowing with older students still lagging behind due to a legacy of lower quality teaching.

Disadvantaged students from the high prior attainment band are supported to make nationally expected levels of progress.  For example:

 

Attendance

Attendance this academic year is 94.0% (23rd September).  Up to May 2016 it was 92.3% against a local authority average of 91.5% (2015)

44% of students who have attended a school trip are disadvantaged (35% of the student population of St Peter’s School are disadvantaged) with 36% of students taking part in extra curricular activities being disadvantaged.

This leads to raised aspirations with 80% of the Year 13 (2015) disadvantaged students proceeding to university and 88% of the current Year 13 disadvantaged students applying for university against the national average of 21%.

 

Reading

This is a focus for the school with students making strong progress:

 

 

Reading age

Year

On entry

Currently

Change

7

 

 

 

8

11.9

13.2

+1.3

9

9.5

12.8

+3.3

10

9.4

14.5

+5.1

11

9.9

13.9

+4.0

 

Aspirations

Are being raised

  • Year 11 (2016) NEET is 1.7% (3% in 2015) (compared to 15% nationally for disadvantaged students
  • Year 13 83% of disadvantaged students progressed to university compared to 21% nationally (2015)
  • 88% of the current Year 13 cohort of disadvantaged students are considering applying to university

 

Parental engagement

Parents evening attendance (disadvantaged)

  • 69% Year 9 January 2016 - up 33% from 2015
  • 68% Year 10 February 2016 - up 25% from 2015

 

Purpose and Funding

The Pupil Premium is additional funding which is located to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).  The pupil premium is aimed to addressing the current underlying inequalities which exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent peers. The Pupil Premium also provides funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and for children of service personnel.

The DFE has given us the freedom to use Pupil Premium as we see it fit, based upon our knowledge of our students’ needs. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However we are accountable for the use of this additional funding.

St Peter's School Ethos

At St Peter's School we fully support the thinking behind the Pupil Premium and believe that the best way for disadvantaged pupils to catch up with their peers is through our key principles: Achievement for all students, to continue to set high expectations, a strong ethos of achievement, high quality teaching, high quality interventions and a culture and ethos where learning flourishes and every student matters.  When a positive climate for learning is created along with targeted support, then the progress rates for Pupil Premium students accelerates as well as those students who are not PP but identified as in need of support to accelerate their learning.

Our aim is that the Pupil Premium Funding is used to ensure that all students have EQUAL opportunity to reach their full potential, achieve well and develop resilience. We aim to develop every student holistically (socially, culturally, psychologically) to establish a community that is just and fair for all.

Eligibility

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Please use the link below to see if your child qualifies and how to apply:

https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals/cambridgeshire

The application form is easy to complete, but we can help you with this at school if you would like further assistance.

News

  • Ofsted Chief Inspector visits Cambridgeshire secondary school to launch annual Ofsted report

    Ofsted Chief Inspector of Schools Amanda Spielman chose to visit St Peter’s School in Huntingdon to launch her first Ofsted annual report in recognition of the rapid improvements at the school.

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