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Pupil Premium


The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011; it is additional funding to the main college budget, where the main focus is to address current underlying inequalities between groups of children. These groups are:

The College estimates we will receive £304,672 for 2017-18.
Approximately 25% of students inYears 7-11 are currently eligible for pupil premium funding.

Our Pupil Premium Guarantee

The government has asked every school to make it clear where this money is being spent and the impact it is having on young people eligible for the Pupil Premium. In order for us to do this, we have a Pupil Premium Guarantee at Budmouth College. This guarantee will use the pupil premium to enhance and extend our current provision to make sure that students, whose parents or carers are on lower incomes, are not disadvantaged in any way.

Our guarantee for every qualifying student will include:

Our commitment to every student

Financial Year 2017 -18 Pupil Premium Grant: £304,672


Grant used to fund Cost
Resources so that students can access the curriculum. 4288
Paid for trips so that students have the opportunity to be included in key activities that enhance their learning experience, including CCF and student leadership. 19309
Intervention for English, maths and science (inc TA/HLTA support focussing on PP) 12905
Extra lessons for intervention across the college 5905
Student Support Centre staff support students with behaviour issues working closely with all staff and home to achieve a joined up approach to improve progress. 32575
A set of GCSE revision guides for the Student Support Centre 105
Assistance for uniforms. 514
Attendance Officer to support students that have issues with attendance, working with parents, outside agencies and staff within College to ensure students have appropriate support in place to remove barriers to progress. 13554
Designated Safeguarding Officer and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer support vulnerable students and work with all staff to ensure that timely interventions are put in place to help the student progress. 25508
The Counselling Service supports vulnerable students by building resilience and strategies to help with challenging situations so that they are able to focus on learning. 35445
The Parent Support Worker supports the parents of vulnerable children by developing relationships, listening to parents and putting support in place at a pace that works for the parent and therefore the student in the longer term. 21175
Director of Careers and the Teaching & Learning Development Leader have focussed on improved progress. This has included: development and delivery of the tutor curriculum; training and guidance for all staff and a particular focus on Heads of Year and Subject Leaders. 11972
Director of Inclusion – working closely with disadvantaged and vulnerable students 31976
Pastoral staff, including Vice Principal, Heads of Year, Behaviour Support Leaders and other key staff coordinating support within the college and with outside agencies. 59557
Breakfast Club – offered to all students, ensuring they have a cooked meal at the start of the day. 16989
Directed study, including data monitoring and action costs. 12895
Total 304672

GCSE Results (Latest validated data)

2016   All Students PP (Disadv.) Others
Progress 8 Budmouth -0.22 -0.61 -0.12
National 0 -0.38 0.12
Attainment 8 Budmouth 49.33 43.3 50.95
National 49.34 41.1 52.56
English Progress Budmouth 0 -0.26 0.07
National 0 - 0.09
Maths Progress Budmouth -0.28 -0.6 -0.19
National 0 - 0.11

Our Progress scores are disappointing. The use of the Progress 8 measure has shown that PP students are not doing as well as their non PP peers, particularly in Modern Foreign Languages and History. The key reasons for this lie with the curriculum offer our students are following. The vast majority of examination subjects offered are GCSE and these are offered to all students,including those who have low prior attainment. 75% of students including 70% of PP students were entered for the full EBacc suite of subjects. These can be seen as more challenging, and so achievement is lower than in previous years, when there were more non-GCSE subjects offered.

5A*-C including English and Maths

2016 PP Students Gap to national non-PP
Budmouth 42 20.8
Dorset 35.6 27.2
National 38.1 27.4

The 'gap' in attainment for PP students at Budmouth has historically, been lower when compared to local (Dorset) and national figures and although the gap increased from 14% in 2015, it is still below local and national figures.

The progress of our PP students remains a key focus for us in 2017-18.

Attendance (Latest validated data)

Free School Meals % of sessions missed due to Overall Absence % Persistent Absentees - absent for 10% or more sessions
  School 2016 National Average for Secondary Schools 2016 School 2015 National Average for Secondary Schools 2015 School 2016 National Average for Secondary Schools 2016
FSM 7.1 7.2 7.6 7.5 21.7 21.6
Non FSM 3.6 4.1 3.9 4.3 7.1 8.3

It is apparent from these FSM Attendance Figures that we are starting to have an impact on narrowing the gap between FSM students and Non FSM students in comparison with the national averages. The figures demonstrate particular success with the Persistent Absentees, compared to national data. This is a direct result of the Pupil Premium funds linked to the Attendance Process.

Summary 2017

Every student eligible for Pupil Premium is monitored by the Head of Year, through regular RAP meetings (Raising Attainment Process). All PP students have access to an Academic Tutor. Detailed data is recorded and tracked, including attendance, progress and well-being, with relevant support and intervention offered.

Our latest validated destination data (RAISEonline 2016-17) shows that 92% of our disadvantaged students are registered with a sustained education or employment/training destination against a national average of 85%. This can be broken down as follows:

  • Sustained education: 92% (Nationalaverage 83%)
  • Sustained employment/training: 0(National average 1%)
  • Sustained education/employment/education combined: 0 (National average 1%).

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