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 2017-18 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 2016-2017, (September 2016 – August 2017) Invicta Grammar School was allocated £79,889
Details of the spending for 2015-16 were:
|1. Learning Mentor||£23,806|
|2. Inclusion Teachers||£23,684|
|4. School Counsellor||£ 5,110|
|5. Trips and Opportunities||£ 2,592|
|6. Homework Club||£ 2,738|
|7. Breakfast Club||£ 3,073|
|8. Music Lessons||£ 1,324|
|9. Learning Resources||£ 1,621|
|10. Student Transport||£ 726|
|11. Technology Costs||£ 515|
The allocation for Invicta Grammar School for the current academic year – September 2017 – March 2018 is £49,362. The remaining allocation of funds will be made in the new financial year in April 2018.
Current planned costs are:
|1. 7/12 of a Learning Mentor||£14,256|
|3. Inclusion Teacher||£ 8,296|
|4. School Counsellor||£ 3,792|
|5. Supervision of before school ‘Breakfast Club’||£ 2,048|
|6. Supervision of after school ‘Homework Club’||£ 1,825|
|7. Trips and Opportunities||£ 2,500|
|8. Learning Resources||£ 2,245|
The Impact of 2016-17 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 2016-17 includes 9 students at GCSE level (approximately 9% of the cohort).and 7 students at A level (approximately 4% of the cohort) classified as eligible for Pupil Premium.
• 100% disadvantaged students achieved a strong pass at all GCSE subjects including English and Mathematics in Summer 2017. All these students achieved the English Baccalaureate qualification.
• The students entitled to Pupil Premium achieved an Attainment 8 score of 63.78 which compares well to the average Attainment 8 score of 68.44 gained by their peers. Invicta students are achieving well above the national average in both attainment and progress.
• The Progress 8 score of this group is well above national average at +0.29, meaning that our PPG students achieved nearly a third of a grade higher than their peers of similar ability across the subjects that they studied.
The disadvantaged students in Year 13 attained an average point score of 35.58, very slightly lower than the 37.58 score that their peers achieved. Disadvantaged students achieved the same average grades of B- as the rest of the year group did.
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 challenging. 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’.