Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The ‘disadvantaged pupils’ category includes pupils who were eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point during the last six years and children looked after (CLA). CLA are pupils who have been looked after continuously for six months (>=183 days) during the year and are aged between five and fifteen.

Breakdown of Pupil Premium Students at Chellaston Academy

Impact Attainment and Progress

Specific Areas of Impact

• Diminished the difference from outcomes 2015

• Outcomes for disadvantaged High Attaining students outperform other students including those nationally.

• English Expected progress for all disadvantaged students improved

• Low value for low and middle attainers is due to students on roll but not attending Chellaston Academy. See internal case studies.


Pupil Premium Funding and Spending inc CLA

Grant income 2015/16                    £201,900

Expenditure 2015/16                      £209,796   (for details see strategy)


Grant Income 2016/17                    £198,220

Forecast Expenditure 1016/17       £198,220   (for details see strategy)

Actual Expenditure to Dec 2016    £26,470


Strategies for Diminishing the Difference

Strategies used are informed by academic research through Sutton Trust and through local knowledge and feedback from students. The school assesses the individual needs of the student, personalising the support given. We recognise that no single intervention will provide a complete solution and intend to ensure that we provide a multi-layered approach.


The key to ensuring that we diminish the difference is through careful tracking and monitoring, coupled with knowledgeable pastoral support. Heads of subject, Student Services Staff, Senior Pastoral Leaders, the Assistant Headteacher responsible for Student support and the Deputy Headteacher all provide a necessary role in ensuring that students receive the support they need. Regular meetings between these personnel, scrutinising the data and developing pen portraits on the students, ensures that effective interventions are in place. We place a huge importance on the development of teaching and learning in school and recognise its impact on the progress of our disadvantaged students. A wide variety of other typed of support are employed including those that support enrichment, emotional and well-being, participation and attendance.



Why Improve Teaching

Our belief is that every student should have the opportunity to flourish in their academic and non-academic endeavours. To this end we have taken best practice advice, using the Sutton Trust Toolkit to assess value for money. We have invested a large proportion of our money into improving teaching and learning across the academy. As the chart below shows the effect good teaching has on a disadvantaged student improves progress significantly, and more so than for a non-disadvantaged student.


The large impact a good teacher can make on a pupil’s academic outcome is now well established (Aaronson, Barrow, and Sander, 2007, Rivkin Hanushek and Kain, 2005 Rivkin et al. 2005 and Rockoff 2004). This is especially true for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds: one year under the supervision of an excellent teacher is worth 1.5 years’ of learning compared to 0.5 years with poorly performing teachers. In other words, for poor pupils the difference between an excellent and a bad teacher is a whole year’s learning. (Hanushek, 1992)

Year 7 Catch-Up Funding 2016/17


What is the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium?


The Year 7 Catch-Up Premium is a stream of funding that a school receives in addition to core funding. The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least equivalent to a level 4(under the legacy system) in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2) i.e. at the end of their Primary school. Schools receive an additional £500 for each pupil in their year 7 intake, who fulfils this criteria.


The headteacher on behalf of the Governing Body can decide how that funding is spend and is accountable for ensuring it has maximum impact.


How much does the Academy get?


For the academic year 2016-2017, the allocation for Chellaston Academy was £12,300 based on 15 students.


2016 – 2017 Focus: Raising attainment for pupils, who arrived at Chellaston Academy with literacy and numeracy KS2 levels below national average.


How are we using the Catch-Up Premium and what impact will it have?


The money is used to provide additional staffing and resources  that enable the students to access a curriculum and additional programmes that are bespoke and shaped for their literacy/numeracy, and social/emotional needs.


Impact for 2015/2016