Pupil Premium

 

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

For Alleyne's Academy, the Pupil Premium funds are also used to provide a full range of cultural opportunities across the curriculum. Developing a students' 'cultural capital' equips them with the skills, knowledge and attitudes to be successful in life after Alleyne's. This includes participation in many extra-curricular activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, theatre trips, sports clubs and school trips to inspiring locations such as Madrid, Reykjavik, Seville and Sorrento.

Each lower school year group has a dedicated Learning Mentor who works closely with subject teachers to identify what support would assist pupil premium students to achieve or exceed their target grades. In addition, the mentors encourage all pupil premium students to develop key 'life skills' through taking part in extra-curricular activities. We believe that there is a positive correlation between taking part in extra-curricular activities and academic success and as a consequence we try and encourage this as much as possible.

The Pupil Premium is allocated directly to the school and the school is afforded the autonomy to decide how it is best spent.

In 2018/19 Alleyne's Academy received an allocation of £95,000

For 2019/20 the allocation for Pupil Premium will be £105,000

The impact for those pupils with an entitlement to free school meals and for looked after children at GCSE is as follows:

Pupil Premium Outcomes

           2018          

 National

 Average

    (SISRA Coll. data)       

         2019          

National

Average

                               

% achieving 9-4 in English and Maths

  50%

   64%  35% 64%

%  achieving 9-5 in English and Maths

  21.4%

   42.2%  15%  50%

Progress 8 Score

  -0.01

 -0.02  -0.62 0.13

Attainment 8 Score

27.97  46.55 34.54 50.15

 

The Pupil Premium Strategy for 2019/2020

The Pupil Premium Strategy for 2018 / 2019