Pupil Premium


Free School Meals and Pupil Premium Application Forms

Parents/carers can apply for free school meals here: http://www.hertsdirect.org/freeschoolmeals and download the Pupil Premium funding application form below.

 

Pupil Premium Information

Schools receive a payment, or Pupil Premium (PP), for each child who is registered for free school meals (FSM), children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (Ever6) and those who have been in continuous care for six months or more (CLA). The grant for the academic year 2015-2016 was £935 for FSM and Ever6 students and £1,500 for students identified as CLA. Schools also received £300 (2011-2012) for student whose parents are serving in the armed forces.

The % of pupils in the school who are receiving free school meals, have received free school meals in one or more of the previous 6 years, or are a child looked after, or a child from a service personnel:

Academic Year Number of students on roll Number of Secondary pupils eligible Pupil Premium Percentage of Secondary pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Pupil Premium Allocation
2015-2016 1064 188 17.7% £178,552
2016-2017 1126 209 18.6% £176,000 * Estimated

 

Schools, headteachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils. 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.

At Bushey Meads School, we recognise the need to target and support pupils from low income homes since poverty is the single most important factor in predicting a child’s future life chances. To this end the Pupil Premium is used to:

  1. Personalise the timetable to ensure that each pupil follows an appropriate curriculum such as the Princes Trust.
  2. Provide literacy and numeracy support to enable all pupils to access the curriculum.
  3. Provide a counsellor to support the emotional needs of PP/CLA students.
  4. Provide learning resources for students to ensure they are able to maximise the learning opportunities.
  5. Run intervention sessions which address the academic, social, emotional and behavioural needs of pupils, including concerns that prevent any PP/CLA pupil from using appropriate learning behaviour in mainstream lessons.
  6. Have an extended school day so resources and support are available before and after school, ensuring that all FSM/CLA pupils can access computers and other resources that may not be available at home.
  7. Provide support for pupils at lunchtime and after school to enhance the quality of their class work and their homework ensuring that there is always a supervised space for FSM/CLA pupils to work.
  8. Ensuring pupils are able to access appropriate resources and opportunities, including contributing to the costs of school trips for FSM/CLA pupils if feasible and considered appropriate by the school.

 

Trends in narrowing the in school gap 2014-2016

  2014

Whole School

2014

Pupil Premium

2015

Whole School

2015

Pupil Premium

2016

Whole School

2016

Pupil Premium

GCSE 5 + A*-A 22 0 16 5 20 15
GCSE 5 + A*-C 72 52 75 58 77 62
GCSE 5 + A*-C in En & Ma 67 43 60 47 69 59
GCSE 5 + A*-G 99 100 96 84 97 95
GCSE 1+ A*-G 99 100 99 95 99 97
KS2 – KS4 Ma 3 Lvls Prog 73 43 69 56 75 66
KS2 – KS4 En 3 Lvls Prog 66 70 64 40 81 61
KS2 – KS4 Sc 3 Lvls Prog 58 35 56 45 57 55
KS2 – KS4 En 4 Lvls Prog 22 13 23 14 42 32
KS2 – KS4 Ma 4 Lvls Prog 39 17 37 28 40 37
KS2 – KS4 Sc 4 Lvls Prog 20 9 19 14 25 16
GCSE 2 Science A*-C 57 39 67 54 59 49
GCSE MFL A*-C 46 23 45 34 44 18
GCSE MFL A*-G 64 36 62 53 56 26
GCSE En A*-C 75 52 71 50 81 64
GCSE Ma A*-C 79 57 72 68 74 64

 

The table above indicates that the gap between disadvantaged students and the rest of the Bushey Meads cohort is closing in most measures. The investment in maths and English interventions, teaching staff to support disadvantaged students learning, behaviour support and teaching aids is having an impact on progress made.

 

SPEND 2015-2016

INTERVENTION SPEND (£)
Proportion of staff salaries to raise achievement in English and maths 124,616.98
Individual student requests (trips, uniform, equipment, etc) 4,113.94
Alternative provision (e.g. college placements) 4197.20
Rewards £350.00
HCC counselling 4502.74
Youth Connexions Support 5734.8
GCSE Maths pp lunch intervention 720
GCSE English pp lunch intervention 274.28
Curriculum support (Prince’s Trust) 1071.48
Clinical Supervision for Intervention Manager 900
Key Stage 3 support for students 3745.92
Safeguarding online programme (CPOMS) 381.25
Key Stage 4 support for students 5067.12
Key stage 5 support for students 710.40
Extra careers guidance for pp students, youth connexions 5734.80
Interventions sessions and equipment for PP students 15,950.51
TOTAL 178,071.42

Future spending plans

  • Continue to provide a personalised timetable to ensure that each pupil follows an appropriate curriculum such as the Princes Trust
  • Continue to provide literacy and numeracy support to enable all pupils to access the curriculum
  • Continue to provide a counsellor to support the emotional needs of PP/CLA students
  • Provide appropriate learning resources for students to ensure they are able to maximise the learning opportunities
  • Run intervention sessions which address the academic, social, emotional and behavioural needs of pupils, including concerns that prevent any PP/CLA pupil from using appropriate learning behaviour in mainstream lessons.
  • Continue to have an extended school day so resources and support are available before and after school, ensuring that all FSM/CLA pupils can access computers and other resources that may not be available at home
  • Provide support for pupils at lunchtime and after school to enhance the quality of their class work and their homework ensuring that there is always a supervised space for FSM/CLA pupils to work.
  • Ensure pupils are able to access appropriate resources and opportunities, including contributing to the costs of school trips for FSM/CLA pupils if feasible and considered appropriate by the school
  • Provide incentives for pupil premium students to improve attendance
  • Provide revision guides for all exam students

This will next be reviewed in March 2018.