Pupil Premium Spending Statement
Information for the 2016/17 Academic Year
Outcomes for students eligible for the Pupil Premium in 2016-17 were very pleasing. We were also successful in improving the attendance of our disadvantaged students.
Progress 8 for disadvantaged students was positive, at +0.12 in the September data release from the Department for Education.
JKHS was one of only 3 Herefordshire schools to achieve a positive Progress 8 score for disadvantaged students. The Herefordshire average Progress 8 for disadvantaged students was -0.5.
With an overall Progress 8 score of +0.15, JKHS is one of a minority of schools nationally to achieve positive P8 scores on both of these measures.
Ensuring good outcomes for disadvantaged students was a key focus for the school and the Local Authority this year.
Learning Profiles for disadvantaged students in Key Stage 3 reports were consistently positive. They matched those of non-disadvantaged students.
Attendance of disadvantaged students was also a priority for the school in 2016-17. Attendance of our disadvantaged students improved to 94.6%. The percentage of disadvantaged students who were Persistently Absent fell over the year to match the national average for all students.
The school allocation for the academic year 2016/17 was £175,940.39. In total the school had 161 students who were eligible to benefit from this funding.
We are keen to ensure we diminish the attainment gap between our disadvantaged students and all non-disadvantaged students nationally. Our key aim is to remove the barriers to success for these students and we have identified the most important barriers:
- Low literacy and numeracy skills at KS2
Our focus for 2016-17 was on:
- Ensuring disadvantaged students achieve well in English, maths and across the curriculum in terms of both Progress and Attainment.
- Improving the literacy skills of disadvantaged students along with improving progress in maths. We believe that the biggest barrier to success for students is poor literacy skills. Disadvantaged students often need more support than other students in this area and the use of the Pupil Premium funding reflects this.
- Ensuring the curriculum is suitable to meet the needs of all our students, including the disadvantaged.
- Improving the attendance of disadvantaged students so that it more closely matched that of all students nationally.
- Ensuring the most vulnerable students had the daily support they needed to help them to get the most out of school.
If we did these things well, disadvantaged students will have:
- achieved more highly
- attended more regularly
- been excluded rarely
- been kept safe
- gained meaningful qualifications to allow them access to education, employment or training after their time with us.
We believe we have done these things in 2016-17.
Read our more detailed report on 2016-17 here.
Pupil Premium Plans 2017-18
The pupil premium funding for 2017/18 is £168,775 and we have 187 eligible students.
We continue to see the barriers to learning for our disadvantaged students as:
- Low literacy and numeracy skills from KS2
- Multiple deprivations
In 2017 disadvantaged students made positive Progress 8 (+0.1). In 2017-18 we will focus on ensuring the progress in English improves further, with students making positive progress. Our progress results in Maths last year were positive for disadvantaged students. We will be focusing on diminishing the gap further to ensure more of our disadvantaged students make greater progress.
We will therefore continue to spend the majority of our funding on English and maths. This will be in ensuring GCSE students achieve the grades to enable them to progress in their education and training. It will also be with pupils lower down the school to ensure they build the skills in readiness for GCSE courses. We will also have a particular focus on ensuring disadvantaged students make strong progress in the EBacc subjects.
Read our more detailed plan for 2017-18 here.
Year 7 Top-Up Funding
Information for the 2016/17 Academic Year
The School allocation for the academic year 2016/17 was £15,954. In total the school had 35 pupils who were eligible to benefit from this funding. Click here to view the full statement on how the school made use of this money.