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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Overview at Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport
What is Pupil Premium?
“The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the
attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their
This additional funding is driven by the number of students low income families who are known to
be eligible for Free School meals (FSM) or have been eligible at any point in the last six years,
students who are or have been in Local Authority Care continuously for more than six months,
students adopted from care and the children of parents in the armed forces attending the Academy.

Pupil Premium at Joyce Frankland Academy – Review of 2015/16

Joyce Frankland Academy had 15% of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium (PP) in 2016/17, consequently the school received £103,426 for use to narrow the gap between the attainment of Pupil Premium and non-Pupil premium students.

The DfE believe that Academies are best placed to assess the additional provisions required by their qualifying PP pupils and are permitted to target resources accordingly.

Qualifying students at Joyce Frankland Academy received benefits and support over a range of areas including

  • Intervention sessions providing small group tuition in literacy and numeracy. Targeted support was also aimed at EBacc subjects at key stage 4.
  • An ‘in-house’ tutor was employed for mathematics and science who particularly focused on underachieving disadvantaged students.
  • Dedicated pastoral support and liaison staff.
  • One to one career advice.
  • Support through counselling to remove particular barriers to learning.
  • The purchase of curriculum support materials.
  • Financial support towards curricular and co-curricular trips and activities.
  • Funding of instrumental music lessons.
  • Subsidies for the provision of school uniform.

Impact of the Pupil Premium Grant 2016/17

For a breakdown of our key stage 4 results over a three-year period, please click here.

Otherwise, key headlines are as follows:

  • PP pupils achieving a standard pass (4+) in English and maths was significantly above the national average PP pupils.
  • PP pupils achieving a strong pass (5+) in English and maths was significantly above the national average.
  • PP pupils attainment across 8 subjects continues to form an upward trend over a four year period.  
  • PP pupils achieving the EBacc qualification is significantly above national average for all pupils.
  • All key headline figures for attainment and progress of PP pupils show an upward trend on the previous year.
  • There is only a 1% gap in attendance between non PP pupils and PP pupils. This is above the national average for PP pupils.

Click here to view our Strategy for the Use of Pupil Premium for the Academic Year 2016/17

JFAN’s pupil premium case studies

Child A has Free School Meals. Despite being a high attaining pupil on entry to the Academy six years ago, Child A has found it difficult to gain confidence in their learning. This was compounded at the end of year 10, where they received some disappointing end of year examination results. With a year to go, Child A was given specific intervention support in English, maths, Science and History and improved upon each subject by two grades. Their final Attainment 8 total was 6.4, whilst they were forecast 6.1 at the end of year 10. They are now continuing their studies at JFAN in our sixth form.

Child B has Free School Meals. Child B was a middle/low to attaining pupil on entry to the Academy six years ago. Child B was placed on an Academy Leadership mentoring programme at the end of year 10 because of concerns about their limited progress. This, alongside some targeted support in English and maths, helped them to not only improve their behaviour record significantly with over 40 less negative points in year 11, they managed to achieve the qualifications to be accepted onto a vocational construction course at college.

Child C is a service child and has experienced several school moves since Year 1. This student is provided with regular support from our Service Liaison Officer, who works to ensure that all our pupils from service backgrounds are integrated effectively into the academy community. Child C has accrued over 100 achievement points from September to December of this academic year. They have regularly maintained a high attendance and they have enjoyed a range of our co-curricular activities that we offer.

Child D has FSM. They are on the SEND register and have targeted support to develop their literacy and numeracy skills which is one of their main barriers to learning. They have a modified curriculum, customised to ensure that they can receive one to one and small group support to assist them with homework and have a designated key worker to overcome emotional and social difficulties which they may encounter. Last academic year, Child D received over 150 achievement points and this academic year, they are well on the way to surpassing this target.

Child E is part of the FSM ever 6 group. Throughout their time at Newport, they were identified as a underachieving in maths. They were provided with targeted support in small groups as well as specific revision resources to help develop their independent learning skills. Despite underachieving in an early mock exam in year 11, Child E managed to achieve an actual grade in maths which was two higher than that mock exam, and one above her minimum expectation target. They also managed to achieve a progress 8 score of +0.9. Child E is now furthering their studies at our sixth form.  


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Pupil Premium Grant- 2019-20 Strategy 20th Nov 2019 Download