Bordesley Green Girls’ School receives an amount of funding (£316,965 - Oct 2014) according to the number of students who are entitled to Free School Meals.
FSM6 is reducing (2012 Year 11 59%, Year 7 52%)
2013 Whole school % Eligible for FSM 54%
Currently in 2015 - 47%
Performance tables 2014 shows 56.9%
(Yr 7 52%, Yr8 48%, Yr9 57%, Yr 10 56%, Yr 11 59%, Yr12 27%, Yr13 0%)
Whole school FSM was 66%, (2012) Now in the Performance tables 2014 is 31.4%
The funding supports schools in “closing the gap” between the progress and attainment of students from higher income backgrounds and students from lower-income backgrounds.
Nationally there is a significant gap in achievement between these two groups.
In 2013-2014 we used the pupil premium funding as follows:
Curriculum and Revision Support (for 2013-14 academic year)
Staff costs: £264,000
Additional Teaching Assistants
in English and Maths
Home School Links Workers
Student awards £1,500
Pupil Premium projects £17,500
Expanding Horizons £6,900
Support for University visits for Year 9 and 10 to raise aspirations
Support for cultural visits _______
Year 7 Residential visit
We have continued with this level of spend in 2014-2015 but have used additional funding for the following staff costs to support pupil premium students.
- To increase English staffing so that students meet their challenging targets
- To increase the number of groups in subjects which provides flexibility for small group teaching
- To provide some 1:1 tutoring
- To support sixth formers in with extra teaching assistant support to achieve challenging targets
November 2014 we set up a literacy breakfast for Year 7 students. This programme includes a literacy programme developed by staff and implemented by Literacy mentors from Key stage 3 to Key stage 5. The programme feeds body and brain at the same time!!
To facilitate we have recruited extra English staff.
Students join our school with attainment that is well below the national average (2014 Year 11: 26.4 points on entry). Both disadvantaged and other students leave with results above the national average. This Year’s best 8 value added score of 1052.4 placed us in the top 2% of schools nationally in 2014.
The pupil premium has supported Year 11 achievement in 2014: Disadvantaged students made up 60% of the cohort in 2014.
- 56.9% GCSE results in Maths and English 59% in summer 2014, 2% above national
- 58% of disadvantaged students achieved grades A*-C in English and Mathematics GCSEs. This is a 8% difference against other students (66%) 2% above other state schools
- 8% difference in 5+ A*-C including English and Mathematics: Disadvantaged students achieved 56% and others 64%
- 2% difference in the percentage of students making expected progress in English. Disadvantaged students achieved 94% and other students 96%
- Disadvantaged students make proportionately greater progress when compared to the national figures
- 33.7% positive difference in English for disadvantaged students against National expected progress results.
- 19.3% positive difference in English for other than disadvantaged students against National expected progress results
- 24% positive difference in Mathematics for disadvantaged students against National expected progress results
- 6.5% positive difference in Mathematics for other than disadvantaged students against National expected progress results.
- Attendance is 95.3%. 0.4% difference against national.
- Value Added (best 8) measure: 1% difference between disadvantaged student (1052.4) and other students
- Schools Best 8 average point score is 329, 19 points above national
- Best 8 value added measure is 327 for pupil premium students and 333 for non-pupil premium students
- There is no gap, within school, in the 34% Ebacc attainment for Pupil Premium students and non Pupil Premium student.
- OFSTED were pleased that we were closing the disadvantage gap when they awarded us outstanding status in Feb 2014