Pupil Premium reports
Why is there a Pupil Premium?
Students who have either been in care or have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in their school career have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible. In 2009-10 GCSE statistics showed that around a third of students who have been on Free School Meals in the previous six years achieved five or more A*- C grades, compared to more than two-thirds of their fellow students.
Applying for Pupil Premium
You can use this link to apply https://www.bristol.gov.uk/schools-learning-early-years/free-school-meals
If you do not have access to a computer telephone Bristol City Council Free School Meals on
0117 903 7990
You can apply for free school meals if you receive one of the following:
- Income Support
- Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based)
- Child Tax Credit, but are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and your annual income (as assessed by the Inland Revenue) does not exceed £16,190.
- Support under part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999.
- The 'Guaranteed Element' of Pension Credit.
- Income Related Employment And Support Allowance benefit (any element of contribution based paid free school meals are not available)
Additional eligibility criteria:
- who left care under a Residential Order on or after 14 October 1991 (under the Children Act 1989);
- who left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005 (under the Children Act 1989);
- who were adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005 (under the Adoption and Children Act 2002);
- where the parent self-declares their child’s status to the school, providing supporting evidence (e.g. an adoption order); and
- where the school records on the January School Census that it has a child on roll who meets the above criteria.
Pupil Premium at BCCS
- Pupil Premium students’ attainment would be in line with their peers
- Pupil Premium students’ achievement would be in line with / in excess of their personalised estimations and predictions
- Pupil Premium students’ achievement and attainment would be supported by their parents’/carers’ engagement
- Pupil Premium students’ engagement in and enjoyment of learning inside school would be promoted and facilitated
- Pupil Premium students’ engagement in and enjoyment of learning outside school would be promoted and facilitated
- Pupil Premium students’ ongoing engagement with education, employment and training post 16 would be promoted and facilitated
- Staff are trained and developed to remove barriers to learning and underachievement
- Educational resources such as revision books. Subject Leaders have identified the educational resources which are essential to their curriculum areas, and your child(ren) should be supplied with these.
- English and/or maths additional tutoring. English and maths staff have already identified students who they believe should would benefit from additional support in one or both of these areas.
- Reading programme students in Years 7 and 8. Literacy support for Year 9 students. Students identified by the school.
- Essential educational school trips – all Subject Leaders have identified the trips which are essential to their curriculum areas, and therefore you should not be charged. If you are charged for a trip and believe it should be covered please contact the school.
- Year 7 Activities week. Year 7 camp is paid for by the school for all Pupil Premium Year 7 students.
- Instrumental/Vocal Music lessons: Music staff have identified students who they believe would benefit from additional music lessons. We can support up to 50% of the costs.
- Counselling – open to all students. Students may request support from our school counsellor by visiting the Student Support Centre.
- Breakfast Club – it is the intention of the school to provide a free breakfast to all pupil premium students in the Cresswell café.
- Visits to Universities.
- Homework Club/coursework catch-ups.
- Specialised Year 11 mentoring for GCSEs and post-16 applications.
- Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
- Student Support with mental wellbeing.
- Outside speakers.
- Parent/Carer workshops/programmes.
- Individual Learning Mentors.
- Holiday Revision and Exam technique sessions including Easter revision school.
- Online revision and learning support resources.
- Careers advice and guidance.
- Transitional support across key stages.
The Literacy and numeracy catch-up premium provides schools with additional £500 for every Year 7 pupil who did not achieve a level 4 in Reading and / or Mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2. Funding for the 2014 to 2015 financial year has been allocated to schools based on the number of eligible pupils listed in autumn 2014 census returns and the 2014 Key Stage 2 assessments. Based on our data to this point we currently have 11 pupils eligible for the Catch up Premium at a rate of £500 per student, giving an expected income of £5,000. Funding and data for the year is yet to be validated. The interventions that we carry out are reviewed on a regular basis and adapted as appropriate.
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