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Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium? 

The Pupil Premium is a type of grant funding from the Department of Education. The school receives an allocation determined by the number of students who have been in receipt of Free School Meals or who are Looked After Children within the school that year. In 2016-2017 the allocation is likely ot be £48650. 

The government provides this funding to ensure that students who belong to these groups are not disadvantaged and achieve in line with their peers nationally.

Use of the Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is used at Sale Grammar School to pay for a range of activities and staff within the school that provide direct support and provision for these students.

Examples include:
• Staff providing support related to attendance and welfare
• Systems used to track the progress of all students, including those who are Looked After Children or receive Free School Meals
• Staff providing withdrawal or in-class sessions to support student learning
• Subsidies for trips and visits
• Resources for revision sessions directly linked to final examinations

The impact of the Pupil Premium

By use of the school's monitoring system, which we refer to as ‘Steps2Success', we are able to monitor these groups of students and ensure that their attainment is in line with all other groups in the school and that every child at Sale Grammar School will achieve their maximum potential.

School assessment data shows that those students who are eligible for Pupil Premium support achieved well, particularly in terms of their value added performance. The achievements of those students in Year 11 who were eligible for Pupil Premium are shown below:

Attainment Measures

5A*-C GCSE including English & Maths is a threshold measure, presented as the percentage of pupils who achieve at least five good GCSE grades, including English and Mathematics.

Year

5A*-C E&M

 Pupil Premium

5A*-C E&M

Non Pupil Premium

% National 5A*-C E&M

Non Pupil Premium

2013

100%

99%

67%

2014

100%

95%

66%

2015

82%

95%

63%

2016

91%

98%

Not yet available

There is no national data available yet for 2016 non pupil premium students.

Value Added Scores

Year

Best 8 GCSEs

 Pupil Premium

Best 8 GCSEs

Non Pupil Premium

National Best 8 GCSEs

Non Pupil Premium

2013

989.6

1019.2

1005.6

2014

1030.1

1018.9

1007.8

2015

1031.3

1015.7

1008.4

2016

1006.3*

1020.3*

Not yet available

* Data not yet validated.

The average value added measure of pupil premium students at Sale Grammar School over three years (2013-15, 1017.0) is higher than that of non-pupil premium students nationally (2013-15, 1007.3).  [Scores over 1000 are seen as positive.]

This year the school continues to support the eligible students in a wide number of initiatives to maintain these high levels of achievement including extra staffing in the English Department.