Pupil Premium

Download The Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017/18

Somercotes Academy receives additional funding, pupil premium, to support students who have been in receipt of free school meals within the last 6 years.

The Academy will primarily focus the Pupil Premium funding to accelerate progress and 'narrow the gap' for disadvantaged students. It is estimated that in 2017-2018 the Academy will receive £120,000.00 in Pupil Premium funding.

The range of provision will include:

  • Reduced class sizes to improve opportunities and outcomes
  • One to One / small group teaching for some students to support progress in English and Maths
  • Weekend and holiday revision classes
  • Increased number of Teaching Assistants for specific in class support
  • Increased support to address shortfalls in reading and basic numeracy
  • Increased pastoral support for vulnerable students
  • Access to additional curriculum based provision, e.g. music tuition
  • Timetabled intervention sessions for EBAC subjects
  • Support from external agencies to raise aspirations and increase opportunities

In 2016-2017 the Academy received £126,130.00 Pupil Premium funding.

The range of provision included:

  • Reduced class sizes to improve opportunities and outcomes
  • One to One / small group teaching for some students to support progress in English and Maths
  • Weekend and holiday revision classes
  • Increased number of Teaching Assistants for specific in class support
  • Increased support to address shortfalls in reading and basic numeracy
  • Increased pastoral support for vulnerable students
  • Access to additional curriculum based provision, e.g. music tuition

The impact of Pupil Premium from year 7 to year 11 for 2016-2017 was:

  • The current Year 11 still have a predicted attainment gap for both English and Maths. However, the gap in Maths is predicted to reduce by 5% from the previous academic year. This gap is largely due to the mobility of students and issues related to previous schooling.
  • In KS3, the progress gap between the academic disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students is continuing to reduce since TMAT took over.

In 2014-2015 the Academy received £307,615.00 for Pupil Premium funding.

The range of provision included for 2014-2015 was:

  • Reduced class sizes to improve opportunities and outcomes
  • One to one/small group teaching for some students to support progress in English and Maths
  • Weekend and holiday revision classes
  • Increased number of Teaching Assistants for specific in class support
  • Increased support to address shortfalls in reading and basic numeracy
  • Increased Pastoral support for vulnerable students
  • Allocation of a key worker to track progress and identify need
  • Access to some curriculum base additional provision, e.g. music tuition

In 2013-2014 the Academy received £312,034.00 for Pupil premium funding

The range of provision included for 2013-2014 was:

  • Reducing class sizes for identified groups specifically English and Maths
  • One to one/ small group teaching for some students to support progress in English and Maths
  • Increased support to address shortfalls in reading and basic numeracy
  • Increased Pastoral support for vulnerable students
  • Provision of weekend and holiday sessions
  • Additional TA's for both academic and pastoral support

The impact of Pupil Premium from year 7 to year 11 for 2013-2014 was:

  • The attainment gap between the academy's disadvantaged students and nationally non-disadvantaged students closed by 12% using the basics indicator for English and Maths at A* - C
  • The expected progress of disadvantaged students in English is 2.6% above that of non-disadvantaged students nationally.
  • The expected progress of disadvantaged students in Maths rose in 2014 and closed the gap by 6% on non-disadvantaged students nationally.

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Somercotes Academy Principal

Caroline L Yates
BA (Hons).

Tollbar MAT Chief Executive

David J Hampson
OBE, BSc, BA.
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