Pupil Premium


The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to help raise the attainment of “disadvantaged pupils” and is paid for the most part to schools according to the number of students who have been registered as eligible for a free school meal at any point in the last six years or who have been in care for six months or longer.

JFS and Pupil Premium

Both before and since the introduction of the Pupil Premium the practice of JFS, in accordance with our ethos, has been to ensure that all students, irrespective of family circumstances, have equal opportunities to participate fully in all aspects of school life. Ensuring the highest quality of teaching and learning in the classroom as well as a rich menu of activities to complement and enhance the formal curriculum is the most effective way to ensure all students benefit from the opportunities here and achieve their full potential.

Pupil Premium – Analysis of impact of spending April 2014 – April 2015

Since September 2015 due to the retirement of the previous deputy head there has been a complete overhaul of the systems for identifying allocating and measuring the impact of pupil premium provision and spend.

In addition to PP funding, the School is able to call upon the support of an external trust to support students in financial need. JFS supports families who require additional social and economic support over and above Free School Meals and Ever6 students, including those who do not qualify for PP as they receive tax credits. We support approximately 130 students with uniform, transport, school meals and bursaries for educational visits. In the financial year 2014-15 this amounted to approximately £50,000.

It should be noted that our Pupil Premium cohort is statistically insignificant and unrepresentative. Therefore students are tracked and supported according to their individual needs and areas for development.

Actions taken in Autumn Term:

  • Pupil Premium designation accurately highlighted on SIMS.
  • The expenditure analysis for 2015-16 Pupil Premium was reviewed in light of this revised PP designation.
  • A new budget/expenditure analysis was developed because some costs such as mentoring were disproportionately ascribed to the PP budget as a legacy of surplus funding in previous financial years.

 Funding and provision:

In 2015/16 JFS received funding for a total of 26 Year 7-11 students who are entitled to Pupil Premium support. A projected funding amount of £24,310 was allocated to support, challenge and ensure that the cohort of students make progress in line with expectations.  Pupil Premium funding was used to provide a range of activities and support, which includes:

  • 1:1 tutoring in Mathematics for students who have specific weaknesses in this area.
  • Additional English 1:1 support.
  • Access to our mentoring programme for students who have been identified by their Director of Studies and/or Year Manager as needing targeted support with, for example, self-organisation and motivation.
  • Access to our Connexions and Careers/HE Guidance to enable targeted students to discuss with an expert the opportunities available to them and to support them in preparing for the immediate to mid-term future.
  • Curriculum enrichment opportunities to develop cultural capital for middle and higher attaining Pupil Premium students.
  • Revision seminars and additional study skills help from Elevate Education.
  • PiXL student revision courses.
  • Academic support resources such as English Literature texts for Pupil Premium students to keep and annotate.

Successful outcomes:

Due to the support provided by our Pupil Premium provision we are proud of the prospective leaving destinations of our Year 13 students who were once part of our Pupil Premium cohort. This year our 3 PP Year 13 students are holding the following offers:

Birmingham AAB (Accounting & Finance)

Nottingham AAB (Psychology)

Bristol AAA (Physics & Philosophy)

One of these students  was also part of the Oxbridge programme last year and was able to make an application to Oxford University.


Expenditure Analysis for financial Year 2015/16:

Pupil Premium Income Expenditure Analysis 2015/16
IncomeApr-MarFull YearComments
Pupil premium24,310.0024,310.0026 x Yr7-11 Students
LAC (1)998.00998.001 x LAC (TBC)
Total Income25,308.0025,308.00
ExpenditureApr-MarFull YearComments
Mentoring cost – 15%3,041.423,041.42
One to One       – 25%3,834.623,834.62
Connexions – 10%2,673.002,673.00
Music Bursary789.00789.00See List- Students who are FSM
Transport Bursary300.00300.00
Curriculum Enrichment Coordinator – 15%509.54509.54TLR for Liam Suter
Revision Seminar for Year 11 –  3 %31.9831.98
Study Support Books for English101.94101.94One off expense
R Boxer – Extra English Class638.85638.85
PiXL Maths Conference75.0075.00
Total Expenditure11,995.3511,995.35
Spent/Available to spend Nov15-Mar 1613,312.6513,312.65

Pupil Premium Policy Statement 2016/17

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure report:

Total number of students on roll (Jan 2016 Census)1951
Total number of FSM students19
Total number of Ever 6 students20
Total number of Looked After Children1 (Sixth Form)
Amount of funding received per PP student £935
Total number of service family students0
Total amount of funding received£36,465

Previous Performance of disadvantaged students:

2016 cohortNational 2016 (unvalidated)Prog 8
% of disadvantaged students making expected progress in English at KS4100%74%0.48
% of disadvantaged students making expected progress in Maths at KS475%72%0.53
% of non-disadvantaged Year 11 students making expected in English86.4%74%0.21
% of non-disadvantaged Year 11 students making expected in Maths90.3%72%0.51


Projected Spending plan 2016/17 (where costings appear they are approximate and based on last year’s costs)

 Indicates Sutton Trust Education Endowment Foundation rating of + 4 and above

Item/ProjectCostsObjectiveExpected Outcome
Maths tutor for PP for year 11 (1:1)*£6500Work with those not achieving but able to achieve a C+ grade in year 11100 % of all students on programme reach targets.
English tutor for PP for year 11 (1:1)*£6500Work with those not achieving but able to achieve a C+ grade in year 11 100 % of all students on programme reach targets.
GCSE revision courses£ 75 pp (3xYear 11=£225)To improve GCSE results.( Whole school A*-C  target=  % )No gap between PP and whole school
Connexions + Andy Gardner (Independent Careers consultant)£6500Provide career guidance for selected students and prioritise vulnerable students with aspirational future pathwaysAll PP students follow aspirational pathways, transition to Sixth Form, other educational offers or employment
Meta cognition* (King’s College Programme)£2,000  Students receive clear guidance and scaffolds on how to make progress and become increasingly independentPupils are enabled to make better progress as all research confirms that dialogue between teacher and student with regard to marking results in significant progress being made.  Development of thinking skills to encourage participation, confidence, application of strategies and progress
Access to Master classes£1k estOffer inclusive access to all MAPP students to MasterclassesEnable to MAPP students to maximise full potential; encourage ambition with respect to future pathways
Mentoring*£7000Mentoring  high risk studentsTarget pupils achieve 90+ % attendance and no exclusions

Support *

£3,600Hackney Lit project.90 % of students involved in these projects will witness a R.A improvement of 1-1.5 years in 4 months
Music Lessons£3,140To subsidise music lessons for PP students.Achieve relevant grades in music


Total: £36,445


Summary of fund spending 2015/16

Objectives in spending funding: To ensure that PP students continue to achieve and close the gap between their progress and the main cohort.

Outcomes to date : (Oct. 2016)

Academic performance

– Pupil premium expected progress rates:

o Yr 11 PP English EP is 100% in comparison to  86.8% EP for the year group

o Yr 11 PP Maths EP is 75% in comparison to 89.9% EP  for the year group


– Pupil premium more than expected progress rates:

o Yr 11 PP English MEP is 50% in comparison to  41.9% MEP for the year group

o Yr 11 PP Maths MEP is 50% in comparison to 66.8% MEP for the year group


However against the national average, year 11 PP students in English, Maths, Prog. 8 performance measures  exceeds that of the national average


Attendance:  Yr11 PP average 91.9% in comparison to 95.7% (2016)* see case study for one student

Exclusions: 0 PP Year 11 PP students were excluded compared to 5 exclusions for non-disadvantaged group.


Evaluation of impact to date:

October 2016

All evidence to date shows that PP students are making very good progress and in some cases better progress when compared the the rest of the cohort.  (To contextualise: the underperformance in Maths compared to the year group is as a result of 2/8 students not achieving A*-C)

Nonetheless, the performance of PP students exceeds that of the national average.

Please see the case studies below for further details of the impact of spending.

Total number of Ever 6 studentsConnexions + Andy Gardner (Independent Careers consultant)