Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium is additional funding from central Government targeted at those students, for whom social disadvantage could lead to academic underperformance or to disengagement with school. The funding supports us to close the attainment gap between tracked students and their peers. St John’s is situated in the town of Marlborough 12% of our students are in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding and 2% entitled to Military Pupil Premium Funding.

Year 7 Catch-up Funding for Maths and English

The DfE provides additional funding to schools for a proportion of Year 7 students who have not reached an age related standardised score of 100 in reading an/or mathematics, at the end of Year 6 in national testing (SATs). The money the school receives should be used in a way that will enhance progress in English and/or maths to enable the student to “catch up” and ensure they are more likely to succeed in the secondary phase of their education.

Key Aims and Objectives

To narrow the achievement gap for children and young people, including children in care, by ensuring increased opportunities and improved outcomes in-line with the DFE Equal opportunities policy. 

FSM Students

To close the disadvantaged attainment gap by providing additional targeted resources for those students who are in low-income families.

Strategies to Achieve Our Aims and Objectives

Our main priority is to ensure outstanding quality teaching throughout the school. This will benefit all students, including those who are in receipt of PP. The primary provision for PP students is via the classroom teacher. Therefore, all staff are:

  • Aware of which students are in receipt of PP
  • Aware of the individual needs of all students, including those in receipt of the PP
  • Are able to request additional support and interventions for PP students where required

In addition, there is a range of targeted support strategies resulting in every student, regardless of their background, being able to:

  • Improve their levels of attainment and progress
  • Close attainment gaps relative to school averages
  • Have full access to our curriculum
  • Access our extra-curricular provision

Spending

St John’s spends the majority of its pupil premium funding on additional in-class support, but we also think it is important to offer practical support to students so they are able to enjoy a full range of opportunities.

Additional benefits available to Pupil Premium students are:

  • A free breakfast from the St John’s canteen. Hot chocolate, fruit juice, bacon rolls, sausage rolls, porridge, fresh fruit or toast are available. Grab bags are also available for late arrivals.
  • Students are able to use the St John’s library shop to obtain stationery and revision guides free of charge.
  • After school clubs requiring payment are free to those students who are currently entitled to Free School Meals, or half price when household income is less than £25,000pa.
  • The St John’s Opportunity Fund can subsidise the cost of school trips for students from low income households.
  • A subsidy of 50% is available for compulsory school uniform and compulsory PE kit if students are currently entitled to Free School Meals.
  • St John’s is also able to support the cost of activities outside of school. If students prefer to take part in a group activity, such as a course at Marlborough Leisure Centre, membership of a local sports club, orchestra or cadets, financial support may be available.

Corona Virus: Due to current government guidance we are unable to offer breakfast at this time along with some extracurricular activities. As soon as the regulations allow these initiatives to restart the support will be back available.

Funding Summary Information 2020

Academic Year2020-2021
Total Disadvantaged Budget£186 912
Review ProcedureOngoing review of strategies with full termly evaluation and adaptation
Total Number of students1711 (Y7-11)
Number of disadvantaged learners209
Date of next termly evaluationSeptember 2021

Key Performance Indicators 2019

Performance of Year 11 PP vs (Non PP students)2020
Progress 8 score0.66 (0.51)
Attainment 8 score50.29 (57.64)
% Achieving a strong pass English and Maths(9-5)37.9 (61.7)
% Achieving a standard pass English and Maths(9-4)58.6 (83.9)
% Achieving a standard pass English Baddalaureate10.3 (15.7)
P8 Open (best remaining)0.83 (0.61)

*Data is based on latest DfE guidance for to Covid-19 lock down 

Whole Strategy Review Dates for Academic Year 2020-2021

For information about our strategy, please see Pupil Premium Strategy for 2020-2021 under Downloads below. The whole strategy review days for 2020/21 are as follows:

  • 27 January 2021
  • 27 April 2021
  • 6 September 2021