Use of the 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:
Pupil Premium Grant 2017-18
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
GCSE Results (Latest validated data)
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
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)
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.
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: