Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding. It is used to address inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
Schools decide how the Pupil Premium Grant is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made in supporting individual pupils.
Our aim at Wright Robinson College is to ensure that provision is in place to help all pupils to achieve their potential by further increasing the focus on the progress and attainment of Pupil Premium pupils. We aim to ensure that the provision for Pupil Premium students is seen throughout everything we do at Wright Robinson in terms of teaching and learning, and is not an ‘add on’ to what we already provide as a College.
Around 60% of our students at Wright Robinson College are eligible for Pupil Premium which is significantly higher than the national figure. Wright Robinson recognizes that each individual student has different needs, concerns and aspirations and we aim to ensure the best outcomes for everyone irrelevant of their background and disadvantages. For some students, this may be supporting their progress in reading, whilst for others it may be providing support for individual music lessons, or University visits. The College is committed to closing the attainment and achievement gap across a range of measures for our disadvantaged pupils particularly, and the additional funding will be used to support this aim.
- In 2014, disadvantaged students at Wright Robinson were 15% points higher than the same group nationally at 5A*-C EM.
- In 2014, disadvantaged students at Wright Robinson were only 4% points less good for all students nationally.
- In 2014, disadvantaged students scored higher points (capped) in comparison with National figures.
- In terms of Capped best score, the in-college gap in smaller than the National figure.
- In-college gaps were narrowing in comparison with National figures up until 2013.
- Significant changes within English meant that in 2014 the performance of all students, including Pupil Premium students was significantly improved. This had the result of increasing the in-college gap, but improved PP performance against NS of 15%.
- The performance (in terms of 3LP) of disadvantaged students in English is better than all students nationally.
- The performance (in terms of 3LP) of disadvantaged students in Maths is 11% better than the same group nationally.
- The performance of disadvantaged students studying for the EBACC is 10% better in comparison with National figures.
- The performance of disadvantaged students studying for the EBACC is only 3% less good in comparison with National figures for all students.
- The attendance of disadvantaged students at Wright Robinson is better in comparison with all students nationally.
- The attendance of disadvantaged students at Wright Robinson is significantly better in comparison with National figures.
- In terms of the attendance of disadvantaged students, the College has continued to close the gap in comparison with other students.
Pupil Premium Information 2014/15
Pupil Premium students in Yr11 2013/14 achieved 52% 5A*-C with English and Maths. Nationally this figure is 38%. Pupil Premium students at Wright Robinson achieve 14% higher than the National Average.
In both English and Maths Pupil Premium pupil attainment was significantly above National benchmarks. This is particularly significant given that WRC has a 60% Pupil Premium intake who arrive at Wright Robinson with levels significantly below National Average.
Pupil Premium students in Yr11 2013/14 achieved 73% 3LP in English. Nationally this figure is 58%. Pupil Premium students at Wright Robinson achieve 15% better compared to the National Average.
Pupil Premium students in Yr11 2013/14 achieved 59% 3LP in English. Nationally this figure is 48%. Pupil Premium students at Wright Robinson achieve 11% better compared to the National Average.
The College is aware that the internal gap English and Maths are in-line with the national gap.
Current strategies are aimed at closing this internal gap.