Pupil Premium Strategy

Pupil Premium funding was introduced in April 2011 to address the national priority of raising achievement and closing the achievement gap between disadvantaged students and their peers.  It is additional funding from the government to address issues of inequality by ensuring that resources to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who need it most.  Pupil Premium is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of students who have been eligible for free school meals at any time in the last 6 years, are children in local authority care (or who have left local authority care, i.e. adoption) or are children whose parents are in the Armed Forces.  Clapton Girls' Academy does not have any children in the last category. 

The current allocation (2019-20) for Pupil Premium funding is £935 per secondary child (£1,320 for primary).

It is the responsibility of each school to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent.

Clapton Girls’ Academy received:

  • £460,072 for 2016-17 from the EFA (September 2016 to August 2017). 
  • £442,415 for 2017-18 from the ESFA (September 2017 to August 2018). 
  • £417,018 for 2018-19 from the ESFA (September 2018 to August 2019). 

In 2019-20, it is estimated that we will receive £398,916 from the EFA.

Pupil Premium Plus is the specific funding for Looked After Children.   The amount of money for 2019-20 is £2,300 per child.  This cohort of children includes looked after children from the first day of care, those adopted from care in the United Kingdom on or after 30 December 2005, and those who leave care under a Special Guardianship order or a Residence Order.

Clapton Girls' Academy currently has 4 Looked After Children on roll.  For 2019-20, Pupil Premium Plus funding is managed by the ‘virtual school head’ in Hackney or other appropriate borough.  In Hackney, Hackney Learning Trust will allocate the money to the academy for these children twice a year in response to a high quality Personal Education Plan (PEP) written by the academy and agreed by the virtual school.

Students in receipt of Pupil Premium are also known as ‘disadvantaged’ students.

The impact of Pupil Premium funding at Clapton Girls’ Academy 2018-19

All students at Clapton Girls’ Academy make outstanding progress compared with students nationally.

In 2018-19, there were 104 (59%) disadvantaged (Pupil Premium) students in Year 11.    Calculations based on national data indicate a positive picture and that both the percentage of disadvantaged students achieving 9-4 grades in English and Maths and the Ebacc were above the national average for non-disadvantaged and disadvantaged students combined.

The longer term impact of the academy’s use of Pupil Premium funding is also evident from the outstanding progress made by students at Key Stage 5.  The 2019 Alps disadvantaged report showed that disadvantaged KS5 students performed as well as their non-disadvantaged peers, both groups achieving Alps grade 3. At subject level 10 out of 20 subjects achieved red hot Alps grade for their disadvantaged students, and in 16/20 subjects the Alps grade for disadvantaged students was better than that for their non-disadvantaged peers.

 

 

Percentage of students achieving 9-4 grades in English and Maths

Percentage of students achieving Ebacc (% of entries)

 
 

Academy

National

Academy

National

 

All students

83%

(80% 2017, 78% 2018)

65%

88%

(68% 2017, 81% 2018)

19.5%

 
 

Disadvantaged Students (Pupil Premium)

79%

(77% 2017, 72% 2018)

86%

(63% 2017, 72% 2018)

 

Non PP Pupils

90%

(84% 2017, 83% 2018)

92%

(71% 2017, 88% 2018)

 

Within school gap

-11%

(-7% 2017, -11% 2018)

 

-6%

(-8% 2017, -16% 2018)

   

 

Progress 8 Score

Attainment 8 Score

 

 
 

Academy

National

Academy

National

 

All students

0.72

(0.49 2017, 0.56 2018)

-0.03

58.6

(54.1 2017, 55.1 2018)

46.7

 
 

Disadvantaged Students (Pupil Premium)

0.57

(0.40 2017, 0.48 2018)

54.5

(51.0 2017, 50.8 2018)

 

Non PP Pupils

0.94

(0.63 2017, 0.75 2018)

63.1

(57.4 2017, 60.1 2018)

 

Within school gap

-0.37

(-0.23 2017, -0.25 2018)

 

-8.4

(-6.4 2017, -9.3 2018)

 

 

 

During the 2018-19 academic year, there were 3 Looked After Children on roll in year 11.  During the 2019-20 academic year, there are 4 Looked After Children on roll in Years 7-13. The academy continues to focus on making the best possible use of Pupil Premium funding to support these students. Given the size of this cohort, it is not appropriate to publically share information about their achievement. This information is suppressed because it would be possible to identify the individual students from their data.

Pupil Premium funding – 2018-19

During 2018-19 we used Pupil Premium funding to target the following groups:

  • Free School Meal (FSM) and LAC (Looked After) students, with a particular focus on those who are underachieving.
  • Students in local authority care or care leavers, with a particular focus on those who are underachieving.

We continue to refine the range of intervention and enrichment activities which receive Pupil Premium funds so that it even more effectively addresses individual student needs.   Ensuring that we have specific staff, who work with our Pupil Premium students in a targeted way, is key to ensuring their needs are met.

The figures in the following tables refer to the Academy Improvement Plan document and are used to help us keep track of the activities, expenditure and impact of initiatives. 

Pupil Premium expenditure for the academic year 2018-19 was as follows:

Pupil Premium Income

Carried forward from 2017-18

£0

Income expected for 2018-19

£417,018

Total Pupil Premium funding available for 2018-19

£417,018

Total Pupil Premium actually received for 2018-19

£417,018

 

The table below outlines our pupil premium expenditure for 2018-19

Pupil Premium Expenditure

Planned Expenditure 2018-2019

Actual Expenditure 2018-2019

2 intervention teachers (English & Science) and additional maths intervention

£109,266

£109,266

5 Engagement Support Assistants 7-11 & HOY Pastoral Engagement

£190,463

£190,463

2 Learning Mentor/Home School Liaison

£73,000

£100,104

Music Peripatetic funding

£2,500

£3,750

50% of AIP AP C2 Behaviour

£1,050

£725

AIP AP C3 Pastoral Leadership Training

£1,000

£1,000

Safeguarding - Hardship fund

£1,200

£2,000

Sixth Form Chromebook subsidy

£1,500

£1,500

SIP Visit to focus on PPI

£1,000

£1,000

Behaviour rewards, etc

£2,500

£2,500

Behaviour support 1:1 specialist

£6,000

£7,640

Enrichment

£5,000

£7,065

Focus Days

£7,000

£3,566

DoE Licence Fee

£750

£750

PiXL

£5,000

£5,000

50% of debate educator

£3,500

£3,500

Intervention

£5,000

£6,403

Literacy support programme

£5,000

£4,298

CEIAG Bsix transition project

£1,580

£1,580

50% of Greenhouse Project

£16,500

£16,500

Total

£432,809

£468,610

The actual expenditure in 2018-19 was not fully met by the Pupil Premium Grant received.

Pupil Premium planned expenditure for the academic year 2019-2020

Our three key priorities for 2019-20 are challenge, wellbeing and teamwork. As an academy, we believe that all students, irrespective of circumstance, deserve the highest standards of education. We are ambitious for all students and recognise the importance of students being supported and challenged to achieve their personal best.

At CGA, we use our pupil premium funding to ensure that our 'disadvantaged' students achieve to their potential through providing outstanding quality first teaching and intervention, through tailored wellbeing and pastoral support and by providing a wealth of opportunities to ensure that students develop the life skills and cultural capital they need to become well-rounded future leaders and agents of change, able to compete in any professional setting.

Pupil Premium Income

Carried forward from 2018-19

£0

Income expected for 2019-20

£398,916

Total Pupil Premium funding available for 2019-20

£398,916

 

The table below outlines our planned pupil premium expenditure for 2019-20

Pupil Premium Expenditure

Planned Expenditure

3 intervention teachers (English, Maths & Science)

£159,360

4.8 Engagement Support Assistants Years 7-11

£162,276

1 Learning Mentor/Home School Liaison

£37,992

Safeguarding - Hardship fund

£1,500

SIP Visit to focus on PPI

£1,000

Behaviour support 1:1 specialist

£12,000

Focus Days

£3,750

DoE Licence Fee

£675

Intervention

£5,000

Literacy support programme

£1,250

50% of Greenhouse Project

£16,500

Total

£401,303

The planned expenditure will not fully be met by the Pupil Premium grant that will be received during the year.

It is the responsibility of the Headteacher (Anna Feltham) and Assistant Headteacher (Juliet Cook) to report to Governors, including through the Headteacher's report, on:

  • provision
  • impact on raising achivement of 'disadvantaged' students
  • evaluating value for money and success

Governors will receive an annual review of Pupil Premium spending.

Stella Bailey is the named Governor for Pupil Premium.


In 2016 our academy won a local award in the Key Stage 4 category of the Pupil Premium Awards. We were selected for the attainment and value-added progress of our disadvantaged students since 2012. Also, an above average percentage of our disadvantaged students achieved the EBacc in 2015.

Pupil Premium Awards 2016: Congratulations!