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    Pupil Premium

    Pupil Premium (PP)

    Schools are allocated a Pupil Premium Fund of £935 per student for those who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point during the last six years – these students are deemed ‘disadvantaged’.

    All students in receipt of the PP Fund may avail of a range of appropriate interventions to support them in their learning.  The aim is to ensure that they achieve expected progress during their five years in high school.  Staff monitor these levels of progress throughout each year group to measure the impact of the interventions.  The PP budget for 2018-2019 has been set at £396,440.

    Measuring the impact of pupil premium interventions

    Progress data is collected each term and analysed to track the progress of every student.  Interventions are reviewed each term and students either continue or are moved to more relevant measures to support them.  We recognise that a large majority of our students are not significantly better off or could be considered less deprived than some PP students and we therefore target many students following data analysis on the basis of achievement and tackle low literacy within the context of pupil premium.

    Key stage 4 results are analysed to compare the achievements of students in receipt of the pupil premium with the national average for all pupils. 

    PUPIL PREMIUM SPENDING...
    AREA  
    Staffing £289,140
    Pupil Premium Whole School £10,000
    Pupil Premium Year 7 £1,300
    Year 9 Residential £7,000
    School Trips £2,500
    Overseas Trips £5,000
    Gifted and Talented £10,000
    Music masterclasses £15,000
    Clubs / Instructors £3,000
    Pupil Support Programme £10,000
    School Development £20,000
    Extra-Curricular Club Costs £2,000
    Literacy Catch Up £2,500
    Curriculum Enhancements £10,000
    PiXl £6,000
    Pastoral Programme £3,000
    TOTAL £396,440

     

    pupil premium impact

    Summer 2018 update and impact review

    • Pupil premium students performed as well as non-pupil premium students in terms of those achieving a grade 9-4 in English and mathematics.  65% of pupil premium students achieved a 9-4 grade in English and mathematics, compared to 65% of non-pupil premium students.  This was much lower than the gap in the 2016-17 local authority result where the gap was 16%.
    •  Pupil premium students outperformed non-pupil premium students when comparing grades 9-5 in English and mathematics. 51% of pupil premium students achieved a 9-5 in English and mathematics compared to 50% of non-pupil premium students.
    • Both groups performed significantly above the 2017-18 national figures when measuring progress. There was a small variance within the school, pupil premium progress 8 score being 0.38 and the non-pupil premium progress 8 score being 0.43 compared to the national PP figure of -0.43 and national non PP figure of -0.02. This means our Pupil premium students achieved a third of a grade more on average than non PP students achieved nationally. 
    Year No. of Year 11 students on roll at DWHS No. of Pupil Premium students at DWHS % of students achieving 9-4 in English and maths at DWHS National Figure
    2014-2015 205 100 52% 59%
    2015-2016 177 77 63.1% 62%
    2016-2017 233 84 70% 63.3% 
    2017-2018 240 92 65% 64.2%
    Year No. of Year 11 students on roll at DWHS          No. of Pupil Premium students at DWHS           % of pupil premium students achieving 9-4 in English and maths at DWHS National Figure         
    2014-2015 205 100     N/A N/A
    2015-2016 177 77 59% 43%
    2016-2017 233 84 70% 44.3%
    2017-2018 240 92 62% 40.5%
    Year No. of Year 11 students on roll at DWHS No. of Pupil Premium students at DWHS % of non-pupil premium students achieving 9-4 in English and maths at DWHS National Figure
    2014-2015 205       100                        N/A N/A
    2015-2016 177 77 64% 69%
    2016-2017 233 84 68% 71.2
    2017-2018 240 92 65% 71.5