Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding

For full details and information about pupil premium funding for schools please visit – https://www.gov.uk/pupil-premium-information-for-schools-and-alternative-provision-settings

What is ‘Pupil Premium Funding’?

The Pupil Premium funding stream was introduced in April 2011 by the coalition government.  The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers and continues under the current government.

In 2013/14 schools were allocated a total of £1.85 billion funding for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals, looked after children (LAC) and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces (AF).  For the academic year 2014/15 this increased to £2.5 billion and has now seen a slight fall for 2015/16 (£2.4 billion).  This funding is given to schools and academies at approximately £935 per pupil at secondary level (£300 AF) and we at Djanogly City Academy track how this funding is spent and what impact this has on the performance of our students.

Funding and Spend Summary 2013/14

For 2013-14 Djanogly City Academy was allocated £564.980 as pupil premium funding.  

Students who are not part of the identified pupil premium group are not excluded from any of the activities, if their participation is deemed appropriate and necessary.  However, the funding for their participation is not taken from the pupil premium budget. Below is a summary of the 2013/14 spend.

Row Labels Sum of Net Amount
Supporting good attendance 5,000.00
Raising aspirations (EEC) 13,640.00
Appoint 4  L3 TAs - PP intervention (CEW) 110,000.00
Basic skills teaching (CEW) 25,000.00
Beckhampton (SNC) 12,000.00
Appt of WRCM Co-ordinator & Deputy (EEC) 5,000.00
Intervention activities (see separate plan) (SNC) 77,000.00
SMSC/Engaging students in education (CEW) 45,000.00
Reading development (SNC) 20,000.00
Literacy & numeracy development (CEW) SHT 40,000.00
Social development (RLM) 30,000.00
Oracy development (SNC) 15,000.00
Parental engagement (RLM) 5,000.00
Reading development (CEW) 20,000.00
Enrichment experiences (SNC) 5,000.00
Improving outcomes and progress (SNC) 40,000.00
Improving outcomes for EAL/PP students (CEW) 20,000.00
Engaging students in education (CEW) 80,000.00
Improving Literacy (SNC) 2,400.00
Contingency (Intervention classrooms & Breakfast club 14,940.00
Total 584,980.00


Funding at Djanogly City Academy 2014/15

Approximately 48% of our pupil body were eligible for free school meals or eligible for pupil premium funding through ever 6.

We have and continue to develop a framework that supports early identification and provides targeted support where it is needed.  We then monitor progress through the whole school tracking system, class tests and discussions with individual pupils.

Some of the interventions we ran included:

  • Further qualification opportunities to support pupils in achieving 5 or more A*-C grades at GCSE
  • Small group and 1-2-1 tuition in both core and foundation subjects where it is identified that pupils need this form of support to rapidly improve their performance
  • Saturday and holiday schools to support catchup after absence or support progress 
  • Attendance and student welfare officer support to ensure pupils are in school and ready to learn
  • Resource support to ensure pupils have the materials and equipment they need to allow them to access all aspects of the curriculum and perform to their best.
  • Senior staff mentoring

A summary of the 2014/15 spend is below

Row Labels Sum of Net Amount
1-2-1 Tuition 14,359.14
Acclimatize activities 3,522.00
Alternative provision 22,500.00
Attendance support 193,822.44
Breakfast club 10,600.00
Contour 5,000.00
ECDL IT qualification 11,712.00
GovNet communication 385.00
Home education 10,054.00
Nottingham hood basketball club 450.00
PET Xi  22,680.00
Prime agency  99.00
Reading intervention  28,322.81
Revision guides 905.10
Safeguarding/home relations  57,262.37
Small group teaching (class withdrawal intervention for specific boosters)  49,448.92
Subject specific resources 10,112.47
Team Up 11,700.00
Uniform support 99.00
Total 452,935.25

Funding at Djanogly City Academy 2015/16‚Äč

Approximately 44% of our pupil body are eligible for pupil premium funding through current free school meals qualification or the ever 6 list.

We are tracking interventions made and impact upon performance continuously to ensure that each intervention has a positive effect. Where its is seen not to be as effective we are taking steps to adjust or change our strategies for individuals or groups. And, in line with a recent letter sent to schools by Sir Michael Wilshaw, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, we continue to be determined to provide a high quality education provision for all pupils at the academy.  We are mindful of the performance of all our pupils and will not allow personal circumstance to disadvantage our young people.  We will continue to develop our rapidly evolving systems within this area and will look to develop our support further, not just for improved performance now, but also their long term personal developments needs  so that they become successful citizens, grow in confidence and make good choices for their futures.

March 2017


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