Pupil Premium

Due to the number of remarks that we are currently waiting for from GCSE exam boards, the report on the impact of pupil premium spend for 2016/17 will not be posted until we are certain that the data we hold on the cohort's performance is completely valid.

Report on the Use of Pupil Premium Funding

Date: Updated April 2017


SECTION 1: Explanation of Pupil Premium funding

SECTION 2: Use of Pupil Premium Funding 2015- 2016

SECTION 3: Outcomes of students subject to the pupil Premium 2015-2016

SECTION 4: Use of Pupil Premium Funding 2016-2017

Section 1: Explanation of Pupil Premium Funding

The Pupil Premium (PP) grant is an element of school funding provided specifically for the purpose of supporting disadvantaged or vulnerable students. The principle aim is to “narrow the gap” in attainment that exists between these groups and other pupils within the school and nationally.

This additional funding is calculated using the number of children (years 7 to 11) that have received Free School Meals at any point in the last 6 years; that have been in continuous local authority or foster care for more than 6 months; that are children of parents that are currently in the armed forces or have been in the past 3 years. Additionally, children adopted from care or leaving care under a special guardianship order are now included in the PP calculation.

The Pupil Premium may be spent by the school as it deems appropriate for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school. The grant does not have to be completely spent in one financial year; some or all of it may be carried forward to future financial years.

Section 2: Use of Pupil Premium Funding 2015-2016

During the academic year 2015-2016 the school received £17,765 of pupil premium funding.

The breakdown in year groups of students eligible for the pupil premium was as follows:

Year 10 - 12 students

Year 11 - 6 students

Year 12- 1 student  

Year 13 – 0 students

This money was used to contribute to the provision of the following services/strategies at Space Studio Banbury:

  • Purchase of chrome books
  • 1:1 maths tuition  
  • Holiday small group tuition and revision sessions at KS4
  • CPD support (Polishing pedagogy)
  • Provision of independent careers advice, diagnostic resources and support
  • Payments for extracurricular trips for PP students and support for enrichment and aspirations programme
  • Provision of a breakfast club
  • Provision of stationery kits for exams
  • Purchase of school uniform

Section 3: Outcomes of students subject to the Pupil Premium 2015-2016

Performance Measure All Students In receipt of PP funding
A*-C incl. EM 67% 67%
Progress 8: all

Commentary:  The gap between outcomes for students in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding at Space Studio Banbury compared with all students nationally and students in receipt of pupil premium funding nationally using the measure of A*-C incl. English & Maths is not significant. Nationally 36% of students in receipt of PP achieved this measure compared to 67% at the academy. With 63% of all students achieving this measure nationally, the national gap was +4%, with the academy gap being 0%.

Section 4: Use of Pupil Premium Funding 2016-2017

In 2016-2017 the school will receive £17,765 to support the attainment of students in receipt of the pupil premium.

The breakdown in year groups of students eligible for the pupil premium is as follows:

Year 10 – 2 students

Year 11 -  10 students

Year 12 -  0 student    

Year 13 – 1 student

Focus for the use of Pupil Premium

1. Provision of independent careers advice and support

The school buys in independent professional careers advice to support learners in making decisions regarding options choices, post 16 and post 18 provision. Cost: £5,000

2. Engagement Funding: Support for enrichment and aspirations/pathways programme

The school provides funding for subjects/colleges to use towards engagement and aspirations including the Aspirations Portfolio (including funding towards salary of Assistant Principal leading the portfolio) Cost £6,000

3.  Purchase of school uniform

Cost: £500

4. Specialist maths tuition: support for maths courses

Cost: £1000

5. Intensive English support: both Assistant principal from BA and academic mentor

Cost: £6000