Pupil Premium (PP) is a sum of money the school receives for the following students;
Those in receipt of Free School Meals at any point in the last 6 years (FSM)
Those looked after by the Local Authority for more than 6 months (LAC)
Service Children (SC)
Nationally, statistics show that pupils in the FSM and LAC categories do less well than their peers in external exams. The aim of this funding is to close that attainment gap. Pupils in the SC category often have additional needs relating to emotional well-being.
At Oakwood Park we view the needs of all students as important and we strive to create the best opportunities and educational experience for students.
HOW WE SPENT PP – 2015-16
OPGS received £44,880 (48 students, 44 FSM (Ever 6), 3 LAC and 1 SC) and supported students in a number of ways.
- Uniform costs £ 1,000
- Textbooks, laptops and other educational equipment £22,380
- Assistance with enrichment activities and trips £ 8,000
- Staffing costs for additional emotional support and mentoring £ 1,500
- Learning Support Department activities eg. Handwriting Club,
- Homework Club £ 8,500
- Gifted and Talented support through funding of trips £ 4,500
In addition, we also provided the following support through non-PP funding.
- Departmental support through catch up and extension activities
- Director of Studies support through “Period 6” (after school support)
- SLG support through mentoring and supervised homework sessions
- 1:1 additional classroom support supplied through 6th Form mentoring in MFL, History and Maths.
A central register is kept by Mark Housden, Deputy Head, who gathers information from;
Mark Solly, Assistant Head – statistical information
Subject Leaders – academic progress and related support
Learning Support Department – emotional support, mentoring
Jill Williams, Information, Advice and Guidance Co-ordinator – LAC PEPs and Reviews
Finance Office – direct financial assistance
Progress is checked by all teachers through the school's monitoring and reporting. PP students are indicated on all marksheets and internal analysis of monitoring includes performance of PP students against non-PP students so that strategies supporting PP students can be monitored for effectiveness.
IMPACT OF PUPIL PREMIUM – YEAR 11 STUDENTS 2015-16
The data for 2015-16 includes 12 students classified as eligible for Pupil Premium (approximately 8% of the cohort).
Of these students, one left the school in February but is still included in our statistics.
Of the remaining 11 the following analysis is made:
|||Pupil Premium||Rest of Cohort|
|% gaining C or above in English & Maths||100||98|
|% gaining 5 A*-C including English & Maths||100||97|
|Attainment 8 score||60.42||62.72|
|Progress 8 score||-0.24||-0.08|
2 students did not return to our 6th Form but are in other local 6th Forms.
The remaining 9 returned to our 6th Form and are pursuing their A Level studies.