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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.

Bronze Expeditioners Hit the Road

Bronze Expeditioners Hit the Road

Fifty Year 10 students walked from Ticknall to Conkers with full rucksacks for their Duke of Edinburgh bronze ...

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Mathematicians Make Light Work of Kangaroo

Mathematicians Make Light Work of Kangaroo

Five able mathematicians took part in the Pink Kangaroo round of the Intermediate Maths Challenge. Oliver W...

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Class of '77 Returns, 40 Years on

Class of '77 Returns, 40 Years on

Sixty four former students of Ashby School were reunited last weekend, 40 years after leaving. The former s...

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School Takes Plunge for Aquathon

School Takes Plunge for Aquathon

More than 80 competitors of all abilities braved this year's charity aquathon in glorious sunshine. The eve...

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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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The Summer Ashbeian is Out Now

The Summer Ashbeian is Out Now

All the latest on the hard work and big successes in lessons (and even more sporting tournaments)....and the w...

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Auditions for School Musical to be Held in June

Auditions for School Musical to be Held in June

Performers of all abilities are being invited to turn up and audition for next year's school musical. The m...

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Badminton Players Represent School in National Finals

Badminton Players Represent School in National Finals

Ashby's winning boys' badminton team travelled to Milton Keynes for the National Badminton Finals. The unde...

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Awards Evening Celebrates Remarkable Achievements

Awards Evening Celebrates Remarkable Achievements

The achievements, commitment and resilience of some of the school's most remarkable students were celebrated a...

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Examination Timetables are Now Available to Parents on MCAS

Examination Timetables are Now Available to Parents on MCAS

Parents can now access their child's summer 2017 examination timetable using the My Child at Home (MCAS) porta...

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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