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 2015/16 (as at Nov15),
consequently the school received £98k 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
- Intervention sessions providing small group tuition in literacy and numeracy. Targeted
- support was also aimed at EBacc subjects at key stage 4.
- 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 2015/16
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*-C in English and maths was only 2% less than the overall cohort score.
- PP pupils achieved a better progress 8 score than the overall cohort score.
- PP Pupils meeting expected progress in English continues to rise.
- All key headline figures for attainment and progress of PP pupils show an upward trend on
the previous year.
- There was a 4% increase in attendance figures of PP pupils in year 11 when compared to
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