Disadvantaged Students (Pupil Premium)

Disadvantaged Students (Pupil Premium)

The following activities, processes and strategies contribute either directly or indirectly to narrowing the attainment gap at Harton Academy.

  • CPD to support effective teaching and learning in the classroom
  • use of data, tracking and layered intervention to target areas of need
  • routine formative assessment
  • peer tutoring
  • learning support
  • coaching
  • mentoring
  • accelerated reading programme
  • 1-1 tuition in English and maths
  • small group intervention to support reading and writing
  • enhanced ICT provision
  • Key Stage 4 GCSE/ BTEC intervention
  • transition events
  • extra- curricular activities
  • intensive revision during holidays
  • Key Stage 4 work related programmes
  • careers education/ information advice & guidance
  • enterprise activities
  • the outreach team & parental support
  • BME learning & family support
  • reduction of class sizes where appropriate
  • pupil referral unit

Each of the above plays a part in helping to raise the attainment levels of our disadvantaged students, through either

  • Having a direct impact on their progress in the classroom.
  • Equipping them with positive aspirations, attitudes, and behaviour.
  • Helping them to overcome cultural or economic-Social barriers to learning.

Students On Roll & Pupil Premium (Based on the April 2017 Settlement)

Students on roll (based on April 2016/17 budget settlement) 1614
Number of Students eligible for Deprivation (FSM) Pupil Premium 440
No. of Students eligible for Looked after Children Premium 11
No. of Students eligible for Service Child Premium 7
Total amount of Pupil Premium received £516,400


Year 11 GCSE Student Performance 2016/17 (2015/16 data in brackets)
Disadvantaged Students with at least 1 qualification 98.1%
Disadvantaged Students achieving 5 1-9 including English & Maths 43% (49%)
Disadvantaged Students achieving the English Baccalaureate 15%
Disadvantaged Students with a positive Progress 8 score in English (37.1%)
Disadvantaged Students with a positive Progress 8 score in Maths (29.5%)

16+ Destination Figures 2016/17 Figures
The number of Year 11 students unable to find placements in training, employment or education (NEET’s) is a very low.

Further Education: 86.35%
Apprenticeship: 8.86%
Training: 4.43%
NEET: 0.37%

Exclusions 2016/17 Figures (2015/16 data in brackets)
The cohesiveness of the school can be demonstrated by our low levels of exclusion
No. of fixed term exclusions 0 (3)
No. of permanent exclusions 2 (3)

Learning Environment

The School used this money to support systems and processes which:

  • Have a direct impact on progress in the classroom
  • Increase the achievement of all students including those on Free School Meals (FSM)
  • Equip students with positive aspirations, attitudes and behavior
  • Help to overcome cultural and socio-economic barriers – leading to progress for those in vulnerable groups

At Key Stage 4, we have targeted those with the greatest need, defined by progress against target, reading age and attendance. Funding has been used to support additional tuition and generate additional help, materials and employ extra staff.

In making additional provision for Pupil Premium students, we recognise, that for a variety of reasons, not all socially disadvantaged students will be in receipt of free school meals. Therefore, we also recognise the importance of supporting all disadvantaged students. In addition to providing initiatives that are directly targeted at FSM students, the School has adopted an inclusive strategy that enables initiatives to be available for all. However, these initiatives are such that they are designed to benefit the most vulnerable students and those at risk of under achieving.