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Pupil Premium Funding


The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It was allocated to children from low-income families who were known to be eligible for free school meals, and children who had been looked after continuously for more than six months. Eligibility for the Pupil Premium for 2012-13 was extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever6 Free School Meals measure). School also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and a smaller amount for the children of service personnel.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they are accountable for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and the other target groups.

The ways in which the Pupil Premium grant was used in 2015-16 are shown below.

Pupil Premium used forDetailsBreakdown 2015/16
City Year volunteer mentoring scheme£35,000
Reduce class sizes in core subjects (English, Maths & Science)£152,000
Provision of revision & studyPre-school supervision & support£32,500
support outside school hoursYear 11 study club£1,800
Evening and Saturday lessons – office support£7,000
GCSE Saturday revision/catch up sessions£34,400
Holiday revision sessions – Staffing
Holiday revision sessions – Catering£2,300
Staff, services & projects to target attendance issuesHLT Attendance Service (AY)£12,900
Attendance Officer£24,800
Specialist software£4,000
Attendance projects budget£3,100
Literacy support software (LEXIA)£6,700
Support for independent learning (SAM Learning)SAM Learning£3,800
Extra staffing for IEU and support for vulnerable students£66,000
Support to students with behaviour or welfare problemsProjects to support improvements in behaviour£2,600
Specialist commissionedExtended hours of pastoral support£5,500
assessment and provisionEducational Psychology services£7,300
Student counsellingASpace£11,500
Speech therapy£7,500
Musical instrument tuition£24,300
Learning support strategiesSupport for PPI students on Geog. Fd. Trip£1,500
Maths Mastery training£3,400
Maths Mastery training£3,400
Manning Tutors (y11)£5,209
Study Skills Sessions (y11)£1,632
KS3/4 Students872
Service Children2
PPI (Ever 6)475.5
Pupil Premium Grant£455,845

Students Outcomes 2015-16

The results of GCSEs in 2016 are the main measure of how successful the deployment of the Pupil Premium grant has been.

Performance Headlines

  • 93% Expected progress and 80% A*-C in English (2015: 85% and 80%)
  • 80% Expected progress and 76% A*-C in maths (2015: 77% and 65%)
  • 20% of students achieving A grade average (36 students), compared to 10% in 2015.

PPI Analysis – Attainment

  • 10% improvement in 5ACEM figure for PPI students (53% in 2015, 63% in 2016).
  • Basics has also improved from 57% in 2015 to 65% in 2016.
  • Reduction in PPI-non PPI gap for 5ACEM from -18% in 2015 to -7% in 2016, and for basics from -15% to -9%.
  • Average grade for PPI students is in line with all students (both C grade), but is 2 sub levels below that of non PPI students (B-). 

PPI Analysis – Attainment

  • The Progress 8 score for PPI students was 0.28 in 2016 and the gap between progress 8 scores for PPI vs non PPI students is -0.44. This is not a trend at the school and in 2014-15 disadvantaged students achieved 0.36 against all students’ progress measure of 0.31.
  • The VA score is 1013 for PPI students and based on national 2015 VA figures our PPI students’ progress will be above national.

The school prioritised interventions in Y11 to support maths, with 42% of our spending on extra class interventions on Saturdays being used for maths lessons. This had a positive and significant impact on outcomes with disadvantaged students achieving 0.42 for their progress and with a clear closing of the gap with the ‘all students’ progress’ measure.

The attainment and progress of Y11 in 2016 is evidence of a highly effective use of the Pupil Premium Grant, in a school which has a very high proportion of disadvantaged students (54.8% compared with 29% nationally).

In the academic year 2016-17, the PPG amounts to £437,600.

This grant will be spent on similar interventions and programmes as in previous years. It focuses on intervention time in English and maths, where many disadvantaged children and young people need extra support to make progress. It provides supervised time for young people to study before and after school in order to complete homework – the evidence being that supporting homework completion is a highly cost-effective strategy in closing the achievement gap.

The next review of the PPG strategy will be in September, 2017, and will rely on the impact assessment from the 2017 GCSE results

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Funding

Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch up funding is provided to fund interventions for the children who enter Year 7 with attainment levels below their peers.  In the academic year 2016-17 the Year 7 catch-up funding for Haggerston school is £16,000.

Year 7 student Catch-up 2015-16

The Year 7 catch-up grant for 2015-16 was £18,500.

Year 7 catch-up used forDetailsBreakdown 2015/16
Hackney Pirates£4,750
Reach Out£3,200
External interventionsSound Training£2,500
1-1 reading in school library£3,400
Literacy co-ordinator time£1,400
Reading tests£3,275
Rockstars (numeracy)£250
Total spend£18,775

Below sets out the impact made in reducing gaps on entry for this group of students in Year 7 in English and Maths who received catch-up funding in 2015-16.


Grade B


Grade C


Grade D

Above 4% 10% 0% 0%
On Track 56% 70% 46% 50%
Below 40% 20% 54% 50%
Significantly Below 0% 0% 0% 0%









Above 28% 22% 31% 0%
On Track 56% 78% 44% 0%
Below 12% 0% 19% 0%
Significantly Below 4% 0% 6% 0%


TMG = Target Minimum Grade at end of Year 11

Above = On Track to achieve above TMG

On Track = On Track to achieve TMG

Below = On Track to achieve 1 grade below TMG

Significantly Below = On Track to achieve 2 grades or more below TMG

60% of students in receipt of Catch-up funding are now on the same trajectory as their peers to achieve Level 2 threshold at the end of KS4 in English.

84% of students in receipt of Catch-up funding are now on the same trajectory as their peers to achieve Level 2 threshold at the end of KS4 in Maths.

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