Pupil Premium Report 2013 to 2014

Pupil Premium Report 2013-14 (FSM)

William Farr Church of England School is committed to providing effective resources and ensuring vital support is in place for Pupil Premium students to improve their academic outcomes. Every student is encouraged and expected to fulfil their potential.
Our approach is to ring fence all Pupil Premium funding from the main budget and to offer and implement a range of strategies dependent on need.

SUMMER DATA Point and EXAM results 2013

FSM students’ performance improved in the following indicators:

  • 5A*-C
  • 5A*-A
  • The in-school gap has narrowed in results: 5C+, 5C+ (English and Maths), EBAC, Basics Indicator, 5A+

Year 11 Exam Results 2013

The following statistics will provide a measure of the impact of the strategies put in place.

5A*- C (including English and Maths)




77% (181, total 236)

77% (183, total 238)


50% (3, total 6)

54% (7, total 13)


77% (178, total 230)

78% (176, total 225)

Figures in brackets indicate student numbers.

Closing the gap – Data shows an improving trend for our FSM students across all indicators.

2012 Gap between FSM and Non-FSM

2013 Gap between FSM and Non-FSM

Average total points



Average total capped 8



Average total capped 8+EM



Average total capped 8 GCSE only



Average total points per grade per student (capped at Best 8)




Percentage making Expected Progress (3 or more levels in Ma and En)








83% (184/223)

86% (190/220)

79% (177/223)

79% (177/223)


100% (4/4)

60% (3/5)

50% (6/12)

83% (10/12)


82% 180/219)

87% (187/215)

81% (171/211)

93% (199/213)






Figures in brackets indicate student numbers. Targeted funding has closed the gap in Maths. Widening of the gap in English reflects a wider national picture.

Academic Year 2013-2014

Percentages of year groups entitled to Pupil Premium FSM (figures correct September 2013):

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

% pupil premium FSM






Planned expenditure 2013-2014

Key aims:

  • To provide targeted and timely interventions across year groups
  • To narrow the attendance gap between FSM and Non-FSM students

Impact to be assessed at the internal Data points and plans modified as necessary. Other means of evaluating include improved attitude to Learning, staff, parent and pupil feedback, behaviour incidents, exclusions, attendance and rewards.

Grant used to fund

Cost description


1-2-1 Student Welfare Support

A positive and supportive mechanism designed to identify barriers to learning. An opportunity for students to set personalised targets.


Core Subject Intervention Co-ordinators

3 Co-ordinators: English, Maths and Science. To work specifically with Pupil Premium students, differentiating work, preparing materials and supporting students.


Year 11 Core Subject support

After school tuition, revision classes, visits from outside speakers, outside of school experiences.


KS4/5 Learning Mentor Programme (to work with KS3 students)

Training provided for students after school.

TBC – anticipated low cost

This may be linked to the Home Learning Club

Maths Tuition

1-2-1 external Tutor to be deployed as necessary with individuals or small groups of students.


KS4 Revision Guides: Maths and English

As stated.


CPD: Building Teaching and Learning Skills to support FSM students. Preparation for 2014/2015.


TBC – anticipated low cost

Care and Guidance Provision

Heads of Year to deploy as necessary based on need, including further attendance support.


Departmental Provision

Heads of Department to allocate for resources as necessary.



Support with extracurricular provision and visits to ensure high levels of participation. Up to £40 per student, including the cost to register for Duke of Edinburgh.



£40 per student. To be spent in the school shop.


Stationery/specified equipment

£10 Voucher issued to spend in the school shop.


Music Lessons/Instrument Hire for KS3 students

Refer to Music Tuition Policy.


Canteen subsidy

As part of the school’s commitment to Healthy Schools, students will have the opportunity to eat breakfast in school.



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