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Pupil Premium Impact Statement for Writhlington School 2015 – 2016

Writhlington School welcomes the additional funding provided by the government through the Pupil Premium grant which enables us to support pupils from more disadvantaged backgrounds. In addition, the targeted use of the Pupil Premium grant is enabling us to better understand the teaching and learning and support strategies that are the most effective in terms of improving learning outcomes.

We are pleased to document the impact of the spending during the academic year 2015-2016.

Attainment and Progress:

At the end of Key Stage 4 (Year 11 2016):

  • A further 10% closure of the gap in 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths.
  • An increase of 2.1 average total points per student
  • Average points score Capped 8 GCSE only; the gap between disadvantaged and non disadvantaged students has decreased by a further 16 points.
  • 5.4% more Pupil Premium (PPI) students achieved the English Baccalaureate than in 2015.
  • A further 1% increase in the percentage of disadvantaged pupils achieving A*-C in Maths (within 6% of national average reported for maths 25/8/16) with a corresponding 11% closure in the A*-C gap between disadvantaged and non disadvantaged pupils.
  • In mathematics, 9% more PPI students achieved 3LOP than in 2015. ? 9% more disadvantaged students achieved 4LOP in mathematics than in 2015, closing the gap to within 9% between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils (also closing the gap to ‘national other pupils’ figure to only 12% compared to 20% in 2015).

Key Stage 3 (2016):

In Key Stage 3 the Attainment and Progress gaps between PPI and non PPI students continue to become significantly smaller, and are now consistently within single figures only.

In year 7, The gap for 2+ sub-levels of progress across all subjects is only -3.8%(57.8%), at 3+ sub-levels this decreases to just -2.1%(34.5%). The Average Point Score difference is -1.81(28.80). In terms of attainment the gap at Level 3+ is -1.1%(98.7%).

In year 8, PPI students are making more progress than non PPI students. At 3+ sub-levels the gap is +2.3%(70.6%)and at 4+ sub-levels this increases to +2.5%(50.8%). The Average Point Score difference is -2.4(32.93). 96.6% of Year 8 PPI students are achieving at Level 4+, a gap with non PPI students of -2.7%.

In year 9, the gaps are slightly larger, but still all within single figures. At 4+ sub-levels of progress the gap is -6%(78.2%) and at 5+ sub-levels -7%(63.4%). The Average Point Score difference is -2.68(36.74). 91.7% of PPI students have reached Level 5+, a gap of -5.7% to non PPI students.

Wellbeing and Engagement:


  • An increase in disadvantaged pupils attendance (years 7-11) from 91.6% (end of term 5 2015) to 92.3% (end of term 5 2016) (national average 2015 92.7%)
  • There has been a 7% increase in the number of PPI students staying on to 6th Form, up to 39% from 32% in the previous year.


  • Exclusion of disadvantaged students for 2015-2016 were broadly in line with national figures. For the current Year 11 cohort, the Pupil Premium is focussed on supporting interventions that are confidently expected to lead to:
  • A further increase in the percentage of the PPI cohort successfully achieving the the E-Bacc qualification.
  • A further improvement in 3 Levels of Progress in English and Maths
  •  A further closure of the gap for 5A*-C including english and maths
  • A further increase in the percentage attendance of PPI pupils
  • A further reduction in the number of exclusions for PPI students
  • A greater involvement of PPI pupils in school life and increased access to enrichment activities by seeking the opinions of pupils and parents through the use of pupil and parent forums and Achievement for All.

For a report on the intentions for the current round of spending (2016-2017), please see the following document: “2016-2017 SPENDING”.