Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding at Abbeyfield School

The government recognises that students from families living in economic poverty tend to do less well in school. To combat this, they have introduced the Pupil Premium as additional funding to support these students in school. Children with parents in the Services are also in receipt of funding but we recognise their needs are distinct from students from a disadvantaged background. By disadvantaged, we mean students who receive Free School Meals (FSM); who previously received Free School Meals (Ever 6) and Children who are Looked After (CLA).

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At Abbeyfield School, we have an inclusive, ‘achievement for all’ ethos and aim to deliver high quality teaching and learning for all students regardless of social background. For as long as it is available, Abbeyfield will use this funding to put in place a comprehensive programme aimed at ensuring that average grades for disadvantaged students are at the same levels as those in the rest of the school.

Students from disadvantaged backgrounds are already making substantially improved progress at Abbeyfield, especially compared to national results for disadvantaged students. From 2014-15, GCSE Maths results show that the progress gap reduced substantially. In English, the overall achievement and progress of disadvantaged students is strong, again with a reduced gap from 2014 to 2015. In 2016, progress results for English improved again and remained strong for Maths.

Headline figures – Progress

Year Abbeyfield disadv. GCSE English making Expected Progress National disadv. GCSE English making Expected Progress Gap between Abbeyfield and national Abbeyfield disadv. GCSE Maths making Expected Progress National disadv. GCSE Maths making Expected Progress Gap between Abbeyfield and national
2014 48% 58% +10% 53% (best) 44% (first) 48% +5%
2015 60% 57% +3% 68% 49% +19%
2016 67% tbc tbc 67% tbc tbc

Progress of Disadvantaged Students at Abbeyfield Compared to National – English NB 2016 National data to be confirmed
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Progress of Disadvantaged Students at Abbeyfield Compared to National – Maths NB 2016 National data to be confirmed
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Read the plan for 16-17 here.

See projected spending for 16-17 here.

See spending and an evaluation of impact 15-16 here.

Read a more detailed report of disadvantaged students’ progress in 2014-15 here.

Read the School Disadvantaged Learner Policy here.

Mrs Carpenter, Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning has overall responsibility for Pupil Premium students and can be contacted with any queries contact us on the form below:

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