Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is a grant allocated by the Government to support disadvantaged students to achieve their potential and close the significant achievement gap nationally, between these students and their peers.

Disadvantaged students, for the purposes of this grant, are defined as being those who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), either currently or in the previous 6 years, those who come from Service families or those who are designated as Looked After Children (LACs).  Although the Pupil Premium Grant is not ringfenced, and the school can spend the grant in any way it sees fit, we have to be able to demonstrate that the specific needs of the students on whose needs the funding formulae is based, are addressed and how this funding is being used to close the gap in attainment.

Pupil Premium Funding

For 2015/16

Pupil Premium Grant allocation is £935 per pupil, and the funding formula based on any child on roll who has been in receipt of Free School Meals in the last 6 years. 

Dover Grammar School for Boys will receive £96755 based on the formula below:  

Pupil Premium children 93 @ £935 (‘ever’ FSM) £86955
Post LAC 1 @ £1900 £1900 
Service children 13 @ £300 £3900 
Summer School/Transition activities (addnl funding bid)   £4000
Total £96755 

                             
For 2016/17

Pupil Premium Grant allocation is £935 per pupil, and the funding formula based on any child on roll who has been in receipt of Free School Meals in the last 6 years. 

Dover Grammar School for Boys will receive £98385 based on the formula below:  

Pupil Premium children 93 @ £935 (‘ever’ FSM) £85085
Post LAC 4 @ £1900 £7600
Service children 19 @ £300 £5700 
Total £98385


Use of the Pupil Premium to support progress in 2015-16

View the file at the footer of this page to see how our Pupil Premium was allocated in 2015-16

Impact Assessment: 2015-16 GCSE outcomes

This Impact Assessment will be re-evaluated once new Progress 8 and Attainment 8 data can be set against the national context.

In 2016 there were 19 Year 11 disadvantaged students from a cohort of 117 (16%).

%5A*-CEM gap = -3.3% (+8 in 2015, +5 in 2014, +1 in 2013) 
%Pass English and Maths gap = -3.3% (+8 in 2015, +5 in 2014, -2 in 2013) 
%English A*-C gap = -3.3% (+5 in 2015, +5 in 2014, 0 in 2013)
%Maths A*-C gap = Gap CLOSED (0 in 2016, +4 in 2015, -3 in 2014, -2 in 2013)
English APS gap = -1.6  (+1.5 in 2015, -1.8 in 2014, -0.8 in 2013)
Maths APS gap = -1.1  (+1.5 in 2015, -2.7 in 2014, -1.9 in 2013) 


Gap to Non-PP National Average 2015: 

Expected Progress in English L4 = +14%
Expected Progress in English L5 = -6%  (1 student equivalent)
Good Progress in English L4 = +7%
Good Progress in English L5 = -22% (3 students equivalent)
Expected Progress in Maths L4 = +26%
Expected Progress in Maths L5 = -2%  (1 student equivalent) 
Good Progress in Maths L4 = +49%
Good Progress in Maths L5 = -18% (3 students equivalent) 


Overall on these measures the within-school gaps are small or closed.  
Against national figures for progress in English and Maths Level 4 performs strongly. Level 5 PP students tend to have a gap to their non-PP peers nationally albeit one focused on a very small number of students and by just one grade. 
 
The composition of the PP cohort varies from year to year in terms of academic profile and barriers to learning. This requires an ongoing, flexible and individualised programme of monitoring, support and intervention.

Planned use of the Pupil Premium to support progress in 2016-17

Maintenance of the programme for 2015-16 with increased costs incorporated and continued improvements to provision via:

Category Planned Expenditure (% of PP)
OUTCOMES £47224 (48%)
WELFARE £28531 (29%)
LEADERSHIP £22628 (23%)
Total £98385 (100%)

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
DGSB Pupil Premium 2015-16 03rd Jul 2017 Download

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