Pupil Premium 2018 – 19

PP funding for disadvantaged students – Summary and information

Our aim is to close, and ultimately eliminate, the gap that currently exists between pupil premium (PP) and Non-PP students.
In order to achieve this, we use pupil premium funding to address the barriers that exist for our disadvantaged students. Our current approach focuses on three key areas:

  • Attainment
  • Attendance
  • Barriers to learning

The way in which we spend PP funding is clearly documented in the annual Pupil Premium
Spending table below. Its aim is to clarify how funds have been allocated, outlining the priority areas that relate to our objectives for the year.

Planning for the use of the pupil premium grant 2018 to 2019

We will measure the effectiveness and impact of the expenditure against the following targets:

  • All students to meet or exceed nationally expected outcomes and progress for their starting points
  • A reducing gap in attendance between PP and non-PP students

Details on how we spend the pupil premium budget can be found in the table below and also in the letter to parents.


Spending 2018-19: PP Strategy


  Total: £78,488




Strategies used to narrow the gap



How will we measure impact?
  ALL Funding for pupil premium champion to co-ordinate all priorities inc TLR and 50% reduction in teaching allocation £28,848 See all points below
1. All PP students to meet or exceed nationally expected outcomes and progress for their starting point Tutor coaching programme for all PP students to uphold key principle of knowing these students well ·     Monitoring the completion and quality of the Tutor coaching log

·     Student voice evaluation

·     Academic outcomes

Part costs of data manager to track progress and achievement so that appropriate intervention can be implemented Part admin cost ·     Academic outcomes of those students who were subject to intervention due the monitoring of academic outcomes at three key points for data input through the year; Autumn 1, Spring 1 and Summer 1.
Use of national tracking / progress tests £750 ·     By comparison to national data and national trends
FYS to meet with subject leads to discuss effective practice in place for PP underachievement (2-3 depts per half term). English and maths to be priority. ·     PP Champion will keep a record of the meeting that have occurred and action points from these meetings

·     The Academic outcomes of PP students in these subject areas should show improvement.

·     Student voice should also highlight improved support in these subjects

Termly data review to identify key students who are furthest from target ·     PP champion to complete termly data review proforma and identify next steps.

·     Academic outcomes to show all students who perform poorly to then show improvement at the next data point.

SEN behaviour lead & CTE (boys intervention) to identify PP students for intervention programme ·     Students who are both PP and SEN should have a support programme in place, where appropriate, which then should narrow the gap in attainment or attendance
2. To ensure that barriers to learning for PP students are addressed and ensure equality in educational provision Use of annual discretionary fund to parents including one-off payment to school experiences  



·     To keep a record of the number of parents who engage with this opportunity and the items that are purchased.

·     The students who benefit from this should show improved academic outcomes.

·     Student voice should refer to this initiative in a positive way.

SEMH counsellor to provide support in 6 week intervention programme on removing barriers to learning £4680 ·     Student voice
Dept bundles of educational materials and stationary inc: priority school trips £2000


·     Record to be kept of which departments, and how many departments, take advantage of this opportunity. (Revision guides and past papers issued to students on GCSE courses.  Students prioritised to access key trips underpinning learning EG theatre visits for English Literature texts)

·     Should contribute to positive student outcomes

3. To promote parental communication and engagement with the academy All PP parents receive priority phone calls re: upcoming meetings and events


Part cost admin ·     Data of attendance to key events to show PP students parents attending as much as non-PP students parents
4. To close the gap re: attendance of PP students and non-PP students Motivational reward for 95+% attendance per term £1300 ·     Attendance data to show PP students are achieving attendance surpassing the Academy target of 96%.
5. To ensure PP students have appropriate access to careers advice and guidance for post-16 decisions Bespoke input for Year 11 PP students re: apprenticeships and college applications via TGAS staff Part cost admin ·     PP Champion to keep a log of the meetings and outcomes.

·     Should contribute to positive academic outcomes and closing attendance gap

·     All Year 11 PP students should find appropriate places in education / employment.

Identified students in Years 9 and 10 have a careers interview with a trained advisor. Part cost admin ·     PP Champion to keep a log of the meetings and outcomes.

·     Should contribute to positive academic outcomes and closing attendance gap

The next review of the Pupil Premium Strategy will be on during the Teaching and Learning review in November2018 , and then again in January 2019


We are very proud of the outcomes achieved by our PP students. The table below shows the exam outcomes for the past 3 years in comparison to non-PP students at Tudor Grange Academy Solihull. See below for just one our many success stories in year 11 and how the pupil premium funding allocation allowed this student to access extra support, enabling them to succeed.


Review of impact of PP interventions: Exam Outcomes / Attendance

A 3 year comparison between the performance of pupil premium (PP) and non-pupil premium (non PP) students in the key school exam and attendance measures

2015-16 (7 students) 2016-17 (17 students) 2017-18 (17 students)
% achieving A*-C in English and maths % achieving 4-9 in English and maths % achieving 5+ A-C in En and Maths
PP: 57%


Non PP: 91%


In school gap: -34%

PP: 71%


Non PP: 92%


In school gap: -21%

PP: 58.82%


Non PP: 91%


In school gap: -32.18%

Progress 8 Progress 8 Progress 8
PP: +0.09


Non PP: +0.58


In school gap: -0.42

PP: +0.43


Non PP: +0.52


In school gap: -0.09

PP: -0.2


Non PP: +0.56


In school gap: -0.76

Attainment 8 Attainment 8

(new methodology for 2017)

Attainment 8


PP: 4.7


Non PP: 6.2


In school gap: -1.5

PP: 51.76


Non PP: 58.99


In school gap: -8.87

PP: 42.59


Non PP: 60.24


In school gap: -17.65

% Attendance % Attendance % of unauthorised absence
PP Ave: 91.7%


Non PP Ave: 96.1%


In-school gap: -4.4%

PP Ave: 92.9%


Non PP Ave: 96.6%


In-school gap: -3.8%

PP Ave: 1.81%


Non PP Ave: 0.76%


In-school gap: -1.05%




We review our pupil premium strategy annually at the beginning of each academic year.

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