Invicta Grammar School Pupil Premium Funding
The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is a government grant that is given to schools to help them support those children that are the most disadvantaged, with a focus on raising attainment.
In the 2016-17 financial year, all schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
• £935 for secondary-aged pupils
Schools also receive £1,900 for each pupil who:
• has been looked after for 1 day or more
• has been adopted from care
• has left care under:
- a special guardianship order
- a residence order
- a child arrangement order
In addition to this funding, schools are also allocated funding to support the children whose parents are Service Men or Women.
Invicta Grammar School uses its Pupil Premium funding to help pay for a range of opportunities including support that is available for students as and when they might need it. This includes recommended and requested support.
Students at Invicta Grammar School are encouraged to participate in a range of educational opportunities and activities to complement their academic work. This includes participation in the school’s Broadening Horizons programme and activities such as The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, peripatetic music lessons, support with travel, educational school trips including language exchanges. Support is also given with the purchase of specialist equipment and uniform.
The school writes to the parents of eligible students at the beginning of the school year to clarify in which areas support can be offered and to provide information about the process which is simplified to encourage requests.
In 2015, (September 2015 – August 2016) Invicta Grammar School was allocated £73,938
Details of the spending for 2015-16 were:
|1. Learning Mentor||£22,472|
|2. Inclusion Teachers||£20,836|
|4. School Counsellor||£ 5,400|
|5. Trips and Opportunities||£ 3,490|
|6. Homework Club||£ 3,250|
|7. Breakfast Club||£ 2,890|
The allocation for Invicta Grammar School for the current academic year – September 2016 – March 2017 is £44,631 The remaining allocation of funds will be made in the new financial year in April 2017.
Current planned costs are:
|1. 7/12 of a Learning Mentor||£13,623|
|3. School Counsellor||£ 4,500|
|4. Supervision of before school ‘Breakfast Club’||£ 2,048|
|5. Supervision of after school ‘Homework Club’||£ 1,825|
|6. Trips and Opportunities||£ 4,635|
The Impact of 2015-16 PPG
The PPG students at Invicta Grammar School make similar progress to that of their peers. Data from the Department of Education (DfE) supports this.
The data for 2015-2016 includes 12 students classified as eligible for Pupil Premium (approximately 7% of the cohort).
• All students gained 100% 5+ A* - C grades including English and Maths at GCSE in Summer 2016; this indicates that their attainment is equal to their peers.
• The students entitled to Pupil Premium achieved an Attainment 8 score of 67.63 which compares well to the average Attainment 8 score of 70.49 gained by their peers. Invicta students are achieving well above the national average.
• The Progress 8 score of this group is very slightly lower with the PPG students achieving 0.4 as opposed to their peers who achieved 0.63.
The progress measures for KS4 and KS5 indicate that the PPG students are overall achieving better grades than their prior attainment at KS2 and KS4 suggests. This is because the students are set aspirational targets and are taught lessons that are engaging and provide challenge. When a student is shown to be off track, highly effective intervention strategies are put in place to ensure that the student achieves the grade she/he is capable of.
In September 2012, Ofsted acknowledged that the opportunities available to the ‘students at Invicta Grammar School are Outstanding and that the PPG is used effectively to ensure that students from potentially disadvantaged backgrounds have the same opportunity and make equally outstanding progress as other groups of students’.