Pupil premium funding 2017-18 SSA FINAL - page 3

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The funding is intended to allow additional resources to be applied in improving achievement of students who are
possibly disadvantaged by low family incomes. National data shows that FSM students are more likely to
underachieve than students who are not entitled to FSM.
Use of Pupil Premium at Sheffield Springs Academy:
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they are accountable for how they use this
additional funding to support pupils from low-income families (or who are LAC). This is to ensure that parents and
other stakeholders are fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.
A detailed breakdown of the academy's Pupil Premium spending for the 2017-18 academic year along with an
analysis of the impact of the academy's Pupil Premium spending for the academic year 2016-17 can be found below.
*The Pupil Premium strategy is reviewed annually, the next review will take place in September 2018.
** Please note that all figures for progress and attainment in 2016-17 are not yet validated
Scrutiny of Pupil Premium spending is carried out by the Executive Governing Body, who work with the Executive
Principal and the Director of Business Services to evaluate the impact of pupil premium spending upon attainment
and make decisions about its effective and efficient deployment. The Pupil Premium budget is reviewed by the full
Executive Governing Body as an agenda item in at least one meeting per year and is reviewed thereafter by a named
Governor (Governor with oversight of ‘Outcomes for Pupils’).
Performance of Pupil Premium Pupils at Sheffield Springs Academy in 2016-17
In 2016-17 the academy’s ‘Progress 8’ score was 0.68. Using the
previous year’s league tables as a yardstick, this would have placed
the academy in the top 50 of all schools nationally.
‘Progress 8’ for ‘disadvantaged pupils was +0.56, an increase of over 1
full grade per pupil, per subject on the previous year’s score of -0.48.
There were 141 pupils on roll at the end of KS4, of whom 75 were
‘Ever6 PP’ (referred to below as PP) and 55 ‘non-disadvantaged’.
Basics Measure:
In 2016-2017 50% of pupils at Sheffield Springs Academy achieved ‘standard passes’ of Grade 4+ in both
English and Maths, compared to 43% achieving A*-C in English and maths the previous year.
43% of disadvantaged pupils achieved this benchmark (57% of non-disadvantaged pupils) in 2016-17
compared to only 35% in 2015-16 (51% of non-disadvantaged pupils).
In 2016-2017 31% of pupils at Sheffield Springs Academy achieved ‘good passes’ of Grade 5+ in both English
and maths.
28% of disadvantaged pupils achieved this benchmark compared to 36% of non-disadvantaged pupils
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