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Parents' Induction Evening

Note to new parents: If your child is arriving in August 2017, there will be parents' induction evening on Wednesday 5 July.  Details to follow.

Fidget Spinners Take First Prize at School's Best Ever Science Fair

Fidget Spinners Take First Prize at School's Best Ever Science Fair

Fifty pupils from 11 local primary schools took part in Ashby School's annual science fair. All the pupils ...

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Young Designers Take Top Prizes

Young Designers Take Top Prizes

Young designers from Ashby School have won five major prizes in the regional finals of the Rotary Club's Young...

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Winning Ways in Business

Winning Ways in Business

Business students came first in a competition run by a local company to mark European Supply Chain Day. The...

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Pupil Premium Funding

The pupil premium is additional funding that is given to schools to address the inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their peers. For the year 2015/2016, Ashby School has received £163,625 in pupil premium funds.

Aim

To use the pupil premium funding to close the gap in both attainment and progress between those students eligible for pupil premium and their peers.

Approach

Research completed by the Sutton Trust in 2011 indicated the most effective ways of spending this funding to secure the greatest impact. Our funding was put toward a range of projects, informed by this Sutton Trust research and designed to raise achievement, address attendance and engagement and improve transition.

Increasing Achievement

Objective: To improve progress of pupil premium pupils so that it is at least in line with their peers both within school and nationally

Strategies

  • Provision of a personal mentor to students to ensure they were kept on track and were fully supported to achieve their potential.
  • Provision of a Commitment to Success programme that ran for two hours after school every week. This targeted the students who were not achieving 5 GCSEs at grades A*- C including English and maths.
  • Provision of a Success to Higher Achievement programme. This involved a variety of workshops and mentoring sessions and was targeted at the students aiming for grade B and above.
  • Decrease in class sizes in English and maths targeted at Pupil Premium students
  • Deployment of a Pupil Premium HTLA focused on supporting identified underachieving students across the curriculum
  • Provision of after school bespoke tutoring in English and maths
  • Provisions of resources and equipment including revision guides, materials for Design and Technology, examination kits, trip assistance and uniform.

Increasing Attendance and Engagement

Objective: To improve attendance and engagement of pupil premium students

Strategies

  • Establishment of an alternative provision curriculum and work experience programme to engage students who struggled with a mainstream curriculum
  • Use of attendance officer targeting pupil premium students whose attendance was less than 95%

Improving Transition

Objective: To improve transition for Pupil Premium students

  • Continued development of a transition programme with feeder high schools where pupil premium students were able to attend an enhanced programme of transition days during the spring and summer term
  • Regular liaison between Pupil Premium co-ordinator and colleagues in the feeder high schools.

Monitoring and Evaluation

A specific development plan is constructed for the Pupil Premium budget and this is shared with governors at the start of the academic year. The impacts of projects within the plan are then monitored by the Pupil Premium Co-ordinator during the course of the academic year using a range of data sources.

Pupil Premium Cohort 2014-2016

Number of students: 93

Outcomes

The outcomes included in the benchmarks below reflect the key outcomes that will be included in the new Raise Online framework which measures school performance. Under the old framework the performance of disadvantaged students had improved significantly in the last 2 years and results from the most recent examination group indicate further improvement in a number of key areas.

Benchmark

2016

Impact Compared with 2015

A*-C in English and Maths

42%

0%

A*-C in English

53%

-2%

A*-C in Maths

56%

+3%

A*-C in MFL

34%

+11%

A*-C in Humanities

15%

+3%

2 A*-C in GCSE Science

38%

+7%

EBacc

12%

+6%

EBacc Entry

35%

+19%

Attainment 8

3.9

0%

Progress 8*

-0.50

+0.07%

Attendance

89.85%

+2.2%

Pupil Premium Cohort 2015-2017

Number of students: 84

Predicted Outcomes

Benchmark

2017 Predicted Outcome

Impact compared with 2015

Attainment 8

4.5

+0.6

Progress 8*

-0.23

+0.24

*Calculations based on the 2015 Progress 8 Coefficients

 

 Pupil Premium Case Studies

 Pupil Premium Report