2016/17 Pupil Premium Forecasted Spending

Pupil Premium is funding given to schools to help to support disadvantaged students, and to help to close the gap in attainment between these students and their peers. It is allocated to schools for every student who has been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years, and for Looked After Children. At The Crest Academy, in September 2016, we had 532 Pupil Premium students, making up 47% of our school population. We will receive £935 per Pupil Premium student, giving a total of £497,420 in Pupil Premium funding.

This represents our intended spend for this academic year.The areas of spend will be areas of spend in 2015/16 with a few changes where the evaluation indicated that this was not particularly effective.

At The Crest Academy, we are committed to reducing the attainment difference between our disadvantaged students and their peers, and we hope to do this by ensuring that all our students get access to a relevant and inspiring curriculum, the best teaching and learning, and targeted support.

Ms Cristalina Fernandes (Vice Principal) is the senior colleague with responsibility for Pupil Premium.

AllocationSummary of predicted spending 2016/17
£125,000Reduced teacher student ratio to allow for more personalised provision.
£20,000Small group teaching in maths, English and science throughout KS3 and KS4 including 1 to 1 tuition for key pupil premium learners.
£19,400Greenhouse Table Tennis Coaching for Pupil Premium Students.
£26,000Greenhouse Basketball Coaching Programme for Pupil Premium Students.
£14,000UKSA Sailing Trip for Pupil Premium Students.
£50,000Extended school activities for PP students
£30,000Appointment of academy counsellor
£125,000Alternative vocational and educational provision (right track, college placements, Academy 21, Epic Learning).
£20,000ICT licensing programmes for Lexia and Accelerated Reader.
£50,000Extended provision including salary/overtime costs related to holiday revision classes, homework club and specialist programmes focused on raising achievement of Pupil Premium students.
£5,000Staff CPD to ensure teaching focus on our most able PP students
£5,000Special awards.
£8,000Other interventions.
£497,000Total

The level of the premium in 2014/15 was £935 per eligible pupil.

Local authorities are responsible for looked after children in care and will make payments to schools and academies where an eligible looked after child is on roll.

The Government decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium from 2012-13 will be extended to pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years (FSM6). Research showed that, as a group, children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM.


Evaluation of Pupil Premium spend in 2015/2016 (PPG)

Number of Pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Received 2015/16
Number of Pupils eligible for PPG589
Amount of PPG received per eligible pupil£935
Total amount of PPG received in 2015/2016£551,000

This table outlines how different groups of students performed in the last academic year. It is clear from these outcomes that Pupil Premium students make very good progress. This provides evidence that the academy uses the Pupil Premium funding effectively.

Having reviewed the Pupil Premium spending for 2015/2016 and based on students’ needs:
This academic year’s spending will be increased on counselling services using an in house fully qualified counsellor and also improving staff CPD in developing expertise in supporting disadvantaged students. We will reduce the amount spent on alternative provision as we have developed effective provision in house to support some of our most vulnerable students.

We will continue to focus our teaching and learning around stretch and challenge of our most able students, particularly those eligible for Pupil Premium funding. The Academy has organised high quality CPD for staff to this effect.


Y7 Catch Up
Evaluation of Y7 catch up funding 2015-2016 and planned strategy for 2016-2017