Disadvantaged students

Pupil premium funding is additional funding given to schools to support their disadvantaged students and help close the attainment gap between them and their peers.

The pupil premium provides funding for students:

  • Who have been in receipt of free school meals at any point in the last 6 years;
  • Who have been continually looked after for at least the last 6 months;
  • Who are from families where one or more parents are currently in the British armed forces; and,
  • Meet the eligibility for Early Years Pupil Premium.

You can find out more about the Government rational behind the funding by visiting: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium.

All schools are held accountable for what they spend on the pupil premium money on, and are expected to report on their spending and the impact it has had. The funding should support students to both achieve academically and access cultural and enrichment opportunities the school has to offer.

Summary information
School St James School
Academic Year 18-19 Total PP budget £253,100

Date of most recent PP Review

January 2018
Total number of pupils 905 Number of pupils eligible for PP 281 Date for next internal review of this strategy Jan 2019

We promise to develop students who:

• Inspire each other to achieve and experience great things
• Are confident enough to be individually resilient and collectively interdependent
• Have a sense of self-worth and are respectful to the world around them
• Are open minded, receptive and kind to people, ideas and change
• Enjoy life and want to explore it by experiencing new things

‘The pupil premium spending at St James is designed to ensure our vision and cultural aspirations translate into a reality for all our young people; no young person should be left behind.’

Academic achievement of previous DS students

2018 All 2017 All 2016 All 2017 DS 2016 DS 2017 HPA DS 2016 HPA DS
Progress 8 +0.15 +0.27 -0.11 +0.10 -0.04 +0.17
Progress Eng +0.11 +0.24 -0.22 +0.24 -0.14 +0.08
Progress Maths +0.39 +0.58 +0.25 +0.23 +0.46 +0.28
Progress EBACC +0.32 +0.10 -0.06 -0.45 +0.47 +0.21
Progress open -0.17 +0.23 -0.34 +0.30 -0.81 +0.11
Attainment 8 47.05 53.28 38.06 (47.12) 47,12 53.08 65
% Basics 9-5 45% N/A 25% N/A 63% N/A
% Basic 9-4 68% 77% 45% 62% 88% 100%
% EBACC (standard pass) 39% 43% 16% 26% 37.5% 83.33%
% EBACC (strong pass) 35% N/A 14% N/A N/A

We believe that every student should enjoy a full range of experiences and opportunities, and that whilst they are at St James, they should:

  • Represent the school in a capacity that showcases their talents and interests;
  • Be culturally aware, by for example, visiting an art gallery, going to the theatre or attending a world class sporting event;
  • Be politically aware of the democracy in which we live, by for example, visiting the Houses of Parliament, meeting a politician, contributing to Student Voice, or by taking part in a mock election;
  • Develop their confidence in public speaking by presenting to an audience of peers in an assembly; or by performing in a school production, or taking part in a debate;
  • Engage in the school’s extra-curricular programme which includes a wide variety of sporting, creative and leisure clubs;
  • Prepare for the world of work, by for example, completing meaningful work experience with a local employer; preparing their CV, taking part in a mock interview and being aware of financial products and money issues;
  • Be charitable with their time and efforts by volunteering or raising awareness and/or fundraising for a charity;
  • Be aware of how to stay healthy, both mentally and physically, and the benefits of both;
  • Be confident in communicating effectively, respectfully and responsibly with other people, face to face, by letter, by email and through social media; and
  • Read widely to broaden their knowledge of literature, current affairs and world issues.

‘Believe in yourself, believe in each other, achieve together’

St James pupil premium funding 2018-2019

Total funding for St James in the academic year is predicted to be £253,100

Disadvantaged Student numbers at St James:

  Total Ever 6 CIC/LAC/ Former LACK Services
Year 7 58 58    
Year 8 58 54 2 2
Year 9 60 60    
Year 10 57 51 3 3
Year 11 48 46 1 1

*Please note figures for funding and number of students are correct of September 2017; there is likely to be some adjustment due to student movement throughout the academic year.

St James’ Key Objectives for Disadvantaged Students:

At St James, we have six key objectives for improving the attainment and cultural experiences of our Disadvantaged Students in 2018-2019:

  1. To develop a curriculum that develops students’ study skills and note taking ability. This includes ensuring all departments plan opportunities for extended writing for all students of all abilities.
  2. Improve outcomes for DS and DS HPA students so it is in line or better than progress of other HPA students in the year and raise aspirations of all DS students.
  3. Embed enrichment fully into the curriculum and ensure that all DS students have an equality of opportunity to participate in all relevant activities.
  4. To ensure the classwork of DS students is effectively assessed to promote progress and that work scrutiny/ data review focuses on the progress of DS students.
  5. To ensure the leadership of the pupil premium strategy is effective and staffing is in place to support specific DS students.
  6. To improve parental engagement of DS students at school events and parent support evening such as parents’ evenings.

Our pupil premium development plan’s implementation and review is overseen by an SLT lead, and promotes a whole school approach to the support of our DS students.

In order to support our key priorities and the development plan, money have been allocated to the following areas:

DS FUNDING PROPOSED SPEND FOR 2018-2019 (rounded to the nearest £250)

Enrichment and cultural activities £15,000
Curriculum support £6,000
Revision Activities £2,000
 Uniform/Equipment support £1,000
Music Tuition £10,000
Transition and summer school £8,000
Parental engagement £3,000
Coachbright £5,500
General £3,000
Wellbeing & Extra Curricular £4,000
1-2-1 English & Maths tutoring £10,000
Inclusion Unit DS contribution £3,000
121 Mentors provision £8,000
Educational Psychologist provision £7,500
CIC academic mentoring £4,500
CIC enrichment and cultural £5,400
Welfare  (staffing) £25,000
Transition (staffing) £25,000
DAF (staffing) £12,000
Parental engagement and attendance (staffing) £12,000
DS SEN support (staffing) £3,000
English staff £32,000
Maths staff £32,000
CIC support £6,200
DS Coordinator £10,000

PP FUNDING SPEND BREAKDOWN FOR 2017-2018 (rounded to the nearest £250)

Enrichment and cultural activities £12,250
Curriculum support £4,250
Academic mentoring and 1:1 £2,000
Uniform/Equipment support £1,000
Music Tuition £7,500
Transition and summer school £5,000
Parental engagement £0
Coachbright £5,000
General £1,750
121 Mentors £8,500
Education psychology £12,750
CIC academic mentoring £4,000
CIC enrichment and cultural £1,000
Welfare (staffing) £26,000
Transition (staffing) £26,000
DAF (staffing) £13,000
Parental engagement and attendance (staffing) £13,000
PP SEN support (staffing) £4,000
English staff £35,000
Maths staff £35,000
Literacy and maths tutor £6,000
CIC support £6,200
PP Coordinator £12,000