Pupil Premium and Free School Meals Information

For further information please contact Melissa Brant-Smith.

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is an additional grant given to students who:
• Have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years (£935)
• Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority or children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order (£1,900); however £1000 will be retained by the Virtual Headteacher in the Local Authority.
• Have parents/carers in the armed services, who face particular challenges (£300)

How many pupil premium students are on roll at Outwood Academy Ripon and how much funding does the school receive?
For 2017/18, we have received £103,785. The Illustration of Pupil Premium Grant is published on www.gov.uk. The cohort of pupil premium students at Outwood Academy Ripon is detailed in the table below. This equates to 27% as of 02/05/2017.

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In 2016/17 we were allocated £98,175. We received this money in regular installments and these funds are in addition to the main school budget (the general annual grant).

What is the funding spent on?

At Outwood Academy Ripon, we have many robust intervention strategies which are designed to support each individual student to achieve their potential. We believe that these strategies are diminishing the difference between different groups of students and fulfil one of our core aims “to raise standards for all students by sustaining and enhancing performance and to develop the whole child”. We believe that this is a particular strength of the school.

Below is a table of strategies that we use to support students and intervene where required. The Pupil Premium is used to support all of these strategies:

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How do pupil premium students perform at Outwood Academy Ripon?

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What are the future plans for pupil premium spending at Outwood Academy Ripon?

We will continue to provide the support listed above however we are further developing out interventions in the areas below:

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Catch-up Strategy 2016/17 Literacy and Numeracy
Y7 Catch-up Premium Summary

For the 17-18 financial year, Outwood Academy Ripon will identify Y7 Catch-up students from the KS2 SATS of the September 2017 intake.

In 16-17 financial year, Outwood Academy Ripon received £16,423 Y7 Catch-up premium. We identified a total of 80 Y7 students (academic year 16-17) who did not achieve the expected scaled score of 100 in either reading or maths.

In 16-17 financial year, this funding was used towards Lexia, Accelerated Reader books, Passport Maths, 1:1 tuition and tailored intervention packages through the HUB.

In 15-16 financial year, Outwood Academy Ripon received £15000 Y7 Catch-up premium funding. We identified a total of 30 Y7 students (academic year 15-16) who did not achieve a L4 in either Reading or maths.

In 15-16 financial year, this funding was used towards Lexia, Passport Maths, 1:1 tuition and additional maths resources. A proportion of this funding was used towards a tailored intervention package through 1:1 support from HUB staff.

The impact and means of assessment for both the 16-17 and 15-16 financial years are detailed below in the full report.

Impact of Y7 Catch-up Premium – Financial Year 2016-17

In 2016 to 2017 schools will receive the same overall amount of year 7 catch-up premium funding they received in 2015 to 2016, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their year 7 cohort, based on the October 2016 census. We received £16,423 in March 2017.

We have identified 62 Y7 students who did not reach the expected scaled score of 100 in reading and 48 Y7 students who did not reach the expected scaled score of 100 in maths. This is a total of 80 students who did not achieve in either or both. Baseline assessments and analysis of KS2 tests will reveal the areas that students require further support with.

2016-17 Catch-up Interventions

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Catch-up Strategy Review

The Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Strategy will be reviewed in September 2018.

Impact of Literacy Catch-Up Grant 2015-16 (16-17 financial year)

Students who had a KS2 achievement score below 100 were identified in September 2016. There was a total of 62 students who did not reach the expected scaled score of 100 in reading.
Students accessed Accelerated reader, 1:1 tuition, Lexia where appropriate and a tailored intervention package was available through the HUB for students who required them.
82% of this cohort is predicted to achieve at least a grade 4 (standard pass) in English at the end of Y11. 6 out of the remaining 11 students have additional SEND needs and are predicted to achieve a grade 3 in English at the end of Y11.

Impact of Numeracy Catch-up Grant 2015-16 (16-17 financial year)

Students who had KS2 achievement below 100 were identified in September 2016. There was a total of 48 students who did not reach the expected scaled score of 100 in maths.
Students accessed 1:1 tuition and where appropriate a tailored intervention package in the HUB.
71% of this cohort is predicted to achieve at least a grade 4 (standard pass) in Maths at the end of year 11. 12 out the remaining 15 students are predicted to get a grade 3 by the end of Y11.