Pupil Premium

How we spend our Pupil Premium Grant

Countesthorpe Leysland Community College is driven to support the highest academic, social and personal development and progress for all students who attend the school.

We receive a sum of money from the Government in addition to our main school funding called the Pupil Premium Grant. This is a ring fenced grant which can only be used to support the progress and personal development of less well-off or disadvantaged students who fall into the categories of Free School Meals (FSM), Children who are Looked After (CLA), Children who are adopted or are in families where the parents are in the Armed Services.

Supporting Pupil Premium students at Countesthorpe Leysland Community College

We recognise students can be adversely affected by a combination of factors including poverty, gender, ethnicity, SEN and disability and at CLCC we pride ourselves in knowing students well enough to target individual support and intervention strategies which have a positive impact on the progress of these students.

The Pupil Premium Grant and Equality Act 2010 are both influential is focussing our efforts to support all groups of students and we include Year 7 Catch up funding for students identified as not being ‘Secondary Ready’ on entry to the school in this additional support framework. The work done here is supported by the SEN, Mathematics and English departments as we strive to ensure literacy and numeracy levels are strong enough for all students to access a full curriculum offer.

We recognise that the highest early achievers from deprived backgrounds are often overtaken by lower achieving children from advantaged backgrounds by the age of 7 and even though Primary Pupil Premium funding will begin to redress this within the next two years at present this achievement gap needs to be rigorously addressed. Nationally at present, the likelihood of a FSM pupil gaining 5 good GCSE grades including English and Mathematics is a third less than a non FSM pupil.

We recognise that eligibility for Pupil Premium Grant support lies with the following groups FSM (including FSM at any point in the last 6 years), CLA (for more than 6 months), adopted children and students whose parents serve in the armed services and high achieving students within any of these categories.

A key objective for Countesthorpe Leysland Community College is to narrow the gap between the progress and achievement of different pupil groups and in doing so we recognise the importance of the transition between Years 6 and 7. We have a good record in ensuring students make good progress and that we “add value” throughout their time with us. Transition between Years 6 and 7 is a key point especially as a national dip in progress is recognised. We especially target this transition point with a carefully monitoring and support of students and use Year 7 Catch up funding and specific Maths and English interventions.


  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of individual students
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for students belonging to vulnerable groups. This specifically includes addressing the needs of the socially disadvantaged students to ensure they are prioritised.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged students, we recognise that not all students who are eligible for free school meals (or have been eligible within the past 6 years) are socially disadvantaged.


  • Our provision for Pupil Premium students will be agreed and implemented in line with the following generic strategies:
  • Improving the quality of teaching and learning across the whole school including the use of Assessment for Learning strategies.
  • Where appropriate guiding students towards personalised curriculum pathways (especially in KS4) which allow students to meet their full potential.
  • By creating an effective learning environment for all learners.
  • By using one to one and catch up strategies for literacy and numeracy.
  • By identifying appropriate and targeted extended services provision including breakfast facilities, homework support and alternative provision to support behaviour improvement.
  • By developing a variety of opportunities for parents to discuss and support their Pupil Premium children throughout their time at Countesthorpe Leysland Community College.
  • By developing and encouraging a menu of supporting strategies which allow a personalised response to the needs of each Pupil Premium pupil. This menu currently includes:
  • Targeted teacher feedback
  • Support to develop specific learning skills
  • Peer tutoring One to one support from teaching staff/tutors/TAs/HLTAs Homework clubs/support
  • Additional ICT based support and skills development
  • Additional sports, art and performing arts opportunities
  • Additional after school and holiday time learning and revision sessions Individualised learning programmes
  • Support to understand personal learning styles
  • Support for identified personal needs which will support academic, personal and social development.

Planned Allocation of Pupil Premium Grant 2016-17

Agreed Provision Years 7-11

Projected funding available £196,306

Allocated budget

Approx. %

Interventions Mathematics, English, Science, Homework clubs (additional staffing) 36%
Student/Family liaison/administration 6%
Learning to Learn (metacognition training and support) 11%
Student support – music lessons etc 2%
School trips 8%
Alternative curriculum pathways 10%
Catering/Breakfast club 2%
Resources, equipment, books 8%
Staff training 2%
Contingency 15% 

Summary of provision for 2016-17

Year Group Project/Intervention Approx. Cost Objective Success Criteria
10- 11







Afterschool/lunchtime/weekend Intervention sessions to target students identified through Core tracking data to improve levels of progress. English, Maths and Science all using additional staffing £50,000 – all year groups Increase outcomes at GCSE for PPG students in line or above 3 / 4 / 5 levels of progress and in line with those of non FSM students


Increase PP pupil progress to minimum 2 sub levels of progress per year and above those of non FSM students.

Progress of disadvantaged students is in line with national figures for Levels of Progress.



PP students make at least 2 sub-levels of progress

9-11 Arrange by negotiation alternative curriculum pathways for short and longer term support. £28,000 Students with challenging personal needs are placed on an appropriate course to build esteem and confidence Attendance of these students shows a marked increase and moves towards at least 95%

Boxall Profile shows an improvement in self-esteem and confidence at the end of the support period.

7-11 Support travel arrangements for Year 10/11 alternative provision students and allow low income students to attend organised  Trips/visits. £10,000 Any pupil identified as low income by Progress Manager/SLT to have equal access to curriculum and social trips. Attendance is in line with national figures for PP and often above the national average
7-11 Ensure students from low income families can obtain resources required to access the full curriculum £15,000 Support equipment needs for all subjects including KS4, GCSE/BTEC books and equipment Progress of disadvantaged students at GCSE/BTEC is in line with national figures for Levels of Progress.


7-11 To support free instrument/singing lessons, music score purchase and examination entry for PP students £4,000 All PP students who have Music lessons to be supported financially Student’s attendance is at least 95%. Progress in Music is at least 3 sub levels in each year of KS3 and at least 4LOP at GCSE
7-11 PP students targeted for confidence and self-esteem building activities in PE and Out- door pursuits £8,000 PP students across year groups supported Boxall Profile shows an improvement in self-esteem and confidence at the end of the support period.
7-11 Staffing of the College to target vulnerable students and families and provide a nurture area and support emotional well-being and full engagement in the learning processes of the school £20,000 All vulnerable PP students and families  have a safe area in which to receive additional school and multi-agency support Boxall Profile shows an improvement in self-esteem and confidence at the end of the support period.

85% of PP students’ parents attend Parents’ Evening

7 Use of Catch up funding to support accelerated progress in literacy for below a standardised score of 100 on entry £20,000 Structured programme from additional TA via withdrawal from selected lessons.

Paired reading scheme in place for Years 7-9

Reading age scores show that at least 98% of students have an age appropriate reading score by the end of Year 9.

Date of the next Pupil Premium Strategy Review

Thursday 6th April 2017