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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium funding:

The government introduced Pupil Premium funding in April 201, with the aim of narrowing the gap between  disadvantaged pupils and their peers. They believe that the Pupil Premium, which is in addition to the main school’s funding, will address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers.


Number of pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) received 2015/16:

Total number of pupils on roll


Total number of pupils


Total amount of PPG received




  • We ensure that learning and teaching opportunities meet the needs of all pupils
  • We ensure that the needs of all of learners are carefully assessed on a regular interval in particular the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is in place for those students who belong to vulnerable groups
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged students, we recognise that not all students who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals
  • We use the Pupil Premium funding to support any student or group of students who the academy has identified as socially disadvantaged
  • The type of provision will depend on the identification of the need for the priority student or group of students.

Pupil Premium / Ever 6 Provision Map

We track the provision for each child on the Pupil Premium through a provision map,where we record how the students are supported.  These include:

  • LSA support received in class
  • Small intervention group work or 1 to 1 sessions within Inclusion
  • Participation in the social skills group
  • Small classes in core subjects
  • Access Arrangements
  • Support from external agencies (counselling, targeted youth services, TAF, Links support and outreach work etc.)
  • Attendance at clubs; sports and music etc.
  • School trips
  • Participation in paired reading
  • Literacy intervention
  • Free revision guides
  • Cooking ingredients
  • Free material for Art and Design and Technology lessons
  • Participation in the G&T enrichment days
  • Participation in the Cambridge Archaeological trip
  • Help with Transport costs

Pupil Premium / Ever 6 Provision

All pupil premium students access:

  • High quality teaching in the classroom
  • Support from a Form Tutor, Head of Year and Student Services Manager
  • Support in accessing extra – curricular activities which require extra support and funding

Provision targeted at year groups or across year groups

Transition from primary to secondary

Summer school, extended transition mornings, part funded residential trip

Basic School equipment / ICT equipment

Pupil Premium students receive IPads / IPods at a reduced rate

GCSE English and Maths revision days Year 11

The days are staffed and organised by staff at Samuel Ryder Academy

Revision Materials

All year 10 and 11 PP students are given revision materials free of charge

Summer revision packs for these students to support their learning

Support for end of year school events

Pupil Premium funds are used to enable PP students to take part in the community celebration events during their time at Samuel Ryder Academy, .i.e. attend the school prom, go to Thorpe Park trip and buy the year book

Support for school trips

Trips are offered at a reduced rate for all PP students

Music Lessons

Music lessons, exam costs and sheet music are offered free for any PP student who wishes to participate

Learning Support Assistant’s (LSA’s) in class

Many PP students benefit from LSA support in the classroom, to ensure they participate fully in lessons, are supported to access the concepts covered in the lessons and to work independently.  In KS3 and 4, we double staff some core subjects with LSA’s, to intensify support

Joint planning, by the LSAs and teachers- identified LSAs, attached to individual faculties

Small groups in Maths, Science and English

We organise smaller groups in KS3, and also in KS4, for Key subjects which supports the learning of some students


Students have access to a range of mentors in school: one of the Student Service Managers, a nominated member of staff, a member of the Leadership Team or through programmes such as the peer mentoring scheme

Food Ingredients

The ingredients can be purchased, for PP students who take part in hospitality lessons.

Targeted to small cohorts within each year group or to individuals

Literacy Interventions

Talking Partners - a targeted intervention to support the communication skills of the PP students

One to One reading / spelling / handwriting / numeracy intervention

Small group lessons in the Learning Zone

Access to enrichment days for the more able G&T PP students

Gifted and Talented PP students in year 9 are offered the opportunity to take part in the Cambridge Archaeological Dig, all expenses provided by the Academy.

Gifted and Talented and more able students in all year groups, are given the opportunity to take part in enrichment days / trips.  All funding is provided by the Academy.

Behaviour for Learning

Like Skills group in year 7and 8, to support the Pupil Premium students with the social and emotional aspects of their learning

Nurture Group in Primary to support  social skills

SEAL and Resilience Groups in year 7 and 8 to support the emotional literacy

Mastering Memory and Fine Motor Skills

PP students who have difficulties with their short term working memory, or their fine motor skills, are supported using on- to-one specialised programmes

Learning Portraits

Through setting up the Learning Portrait,s all members of staff acquire an in-depth understanding of the students and strategies to support them in their learning


Some students are supported through the counselling service, to help them work through issues which impact on their readiness and capacity for learning

Library Materials for the most able and to support struggling readers

In year 7 and 8, the library has purchased additional materials to enable thos ewho struggle or are reluctant to read, engage more fully

Transportation Costs

Transport costs are covered to allow some Pupil Premium student,s and their parents / guardians, to travel to and from school for evening meetings, such as Parent’s Evening, Residential Trip ,Options Meeting or to help with visits to Universities etc

Data analysis

Regular analysis of data by the Head of Inclusion, all Heads of Faculties and Heads of Years to track, monitor and identify underachievement

Regular meetings to discuss provision and support


In- house attendance improvement officer, to support families and  students

Regular meetings with both parents and students

Home visits

External agencies

Utilisation of external professionals to run sessions for students in Key Stage 4

Partnership with Links academy

Support from EP

Close liaison with family support workers

Impact Year 11 - 2015/2016

(National average in brackets)

Pupil Premium

% A*-C English



% A*-C Mathematics



3L progress English



4L progress English



3L progress Mathematic



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