Pupil Premium Statement 2015-2016

Pupil Premium is an additional payment from the Department for Education to the academy for each student that meets set criteria. Students attract Pupil Premium funding if they are;

  1. in receipt of free school meals (fsm) or have been in receipt of fsm in the last six years
  2. looked after by the local authority
  3. children of armed service personnel

As part of the funding agreement between Green Spring Education Trust and the Department for Education, the academy is required to publish on its website information relating to Pupil Premium funding. This includes;

  • How the funds were spent in the previous academic year (2015/16)
  • The impact of that spending in the prior year (2015/16)
  • The amount of pupil premium funding the academy will receive in the current academic year 2016/17
  • How the academy intends to spend the funding in 2016/17

Pupil Premium Statement 2015-2016

Pupil Premium Statement
Green Spring Academy Shoreditch

Pupil Premium is an additional payment from the Department for Education to the academy for each student that meets set criteria. Students attract Pupil Premium funding if they are;

  1. in receipt of free school meals (fsm) or have been in receipt of fsm in the last six years
  2. looked after by the local authority
  3. children of armed service personnel

As part of the funding agreement between Green Spring Education Trust and the Department for Education, the academy is required to publish on its website information relating to Pupil Premium funding. This includes;

  • How the funds were spent in the previous academic year (2015/16)
  • The impact of that spending in the prior year (2015/16)
  • The amount of pupil premium funding the academy will receive in the current academic year 2016/17
  • How the academy intends to spend the funding in 2016/17

2015/16 Funding

Green Spring Academy Shoreditch is a school with a very high proportion of students that attract Pupil Premium funding. The most recent data showed that 70% of students at the academy were classified as requiring Pupil Premium funding. For the academic year 2015/16 the academy received £567,000.

Use of Pupil Premium allocations 2015/16

Historically, the academy has successfully implemented strategies to make the most effective use of Pupil Premium funding to support a variety of interventions and activities. For 2015/16 this included:

Focus Detail
Graduate Achievement Coaches Employment in English, Science, Mathematics and Humanities. Graduate Achievement coaches support students within the classroom and also run small group interventions
Breakfast Club providing a free hot breakfast to all students from 7.30am until 8.10am
Homework Club running two evenings a week from 3.30pm until 5.00pm
Daily after school club Saturday School and Holiday Club for new to the country students to develop their English language skills
Tutoring Academic tutoring in English, Mathematics and Science before school, after school, on Saturdays and during school holidays
Residential visits Mathematics residential trips for targeted students
Increased staffing Staffing in the core subjects to reduce class sizes
Additional support staffing in the areas of Literacy and English as an Additional Language Departments
Arts & Culture Arts and culture programme for students from all year groups

Impact of the Pupil Premium Allocation 2015/16

For 2016, the performance measure for Key Stage 4 results changed significantly, with a greater focus on the progress students make during their time in secondary education. As a result of the change, the tables below show the attainment of FSM students over the previous four years and below that, the validated results for the 2016 examinations.

The table below shows the performance of Free School Meal (Pupil Premium) students at BGA over the previous four years.

Free School Meals (pupil Premium) Students achieving 5 A*-C including English and Mathematics (%)

Year 2013 2014 2015 2016
FSM 72% 80% 94% See validated data for 2016 below

Performance of disadvantaged students

(Students eligible for free school meals or in local authority care for at least six months)

2013 2014 2015 2016
% of students making expected progress in English 98% 98% 96% See validated data for 2016 below
% of students making expected progress in Mathematics 76% 88% 95% See validated data for 2016 below

Validated data for 2016

The progress made by disadvantaged students was significantly above national average, with a progress 8 score of +0.65.

In terms of attainment, 82% of disadvantaged students achieved an A*-C in English and Maths, significantly above the national average (43%).

2016/17 Funding

Pupil Premium funding is allocated by the Department for Education from April to March each year. Funding is currently known only up to March 2017. The funding for this academic year (September 2016 – up to March 2017) is £334,000. Funding for April 2017 onward will be calculated by the Department for Education during 2017.

Planned use of Pupil Premium allocation 2016/17

Focus Detail
Tutor Me Manager Member of staff employed to coordinate corporate volunteers to work with our students on a one to one basis across different subject areas (focus on English and maths)
Breakfast Club providing a free hot breakfast to all students from 7.30am until 8.10am
Homework Club running two evenings a week from 3.30pm until 5.00pm
Daily after school club Saturday School and Holiday Club for new to the country students to develop their English language skills
Tutoring Academic tutoring in English, Mathematics and Science before school, after school, on Saturdays and during school holidays
Residential visits Mathematics residential trips for targeted students
Increased staffing Staffing in the core subjects to reduce class sizes
Additional support staffing in the areas of Literacy and English as an Additional Language Departments
Arts & Culture Arts and culture programme for students from all year groups

Year 7 Catch up Funding 2015-2016

Year 7 Catch up Funding 2015/16

Year 7 catch up funding is allocated to each student for which key stage 2 assessment data shows them as not having achieved level 4, 5 or 6 in reading or mathematics. Funding is £500 per student. In 2015/16 the academy received £10,000.

The academy spent the funding on;

The English department targeted support for those who needed it to meet their projected targets. In both of the set 3 groups there was a second member of staff to assist the class every lesson who worked specifically with a group of students to help them access the current lesson or to improve literacy skills. This was either in class or in a breakout area within the school. We used ‘Renaissance Place- Accelerated Reader’ and ‘Star Reading’ tests to monitor the students’ reading age in baseline tests then throughout KS3 to ensure progress.

The maths department undertook initial baseline tests on each year 7 student and compared to the KS2 maths scaled score for each student. The students with the biggest gap between these two assessment measures were then targeted to be part of a support programme to bridge these gaps. The tasks for each student were based around their baseline assessment and areas of apparent weakness highlighted and targeted.

Year 7 Catch up Funding 2016/17

Year 7 catch up funding is allocated to each student for which key stage 2 assessment data shows them as not having achieved level 4, 5 or 6 in reading or mathematics. Funding for 2016/17, received in March 2017, is £9,135.The academy has been and will continue to spend the funding on the same initiatives as in 2015/16.