Altrincham Grammar School For Boys

A Grammar School with Academy Status
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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

In 2018-2019, the Pupil Premium allocation to Altrincham Grammar School for Boys is £40,130 (£935 per pupil, 40 pupils). Total number of pupils on roll 2018-19 is 1,285.  

In 2017-2018, the Pupil Premium allocation to Altrincham Grammar School for Boys was £35,530 (£935 per pupil, 38 pupils).  

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Pupil Premium Funding is used to raise attainment, promote social skills, independent learning and positive behaviour in order to increase pupil progress. 

It is for the school to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent. However, schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of the pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. 

At AGSB, Pupil Premium is used to provide a wide range of academic, co-curricular and pastoral support at AGSB. If a boy is Pupil Premium, his funding can be used both on an individual basis and also to fund activities that will benefit disadvantaged boys as a whole. The school’s strategy for the 2018/19 year aims to address the following barriers to educational achievement among pupils eligible for pupil premium: 

  • Levels of confidence and resilience
  • Support in literacy and numeracy
  • Access to extracurricular activities which will enhance their learning
  • Involvement in extension/enrichment opportunities to broaden students’ educational experiences

 The key objectives: 

  1. To continue to fund the post of English teacher to support pupils’ progress in English through literacy programmes, including English setting by ability bands
  2. To offer additional support to pupils in assessment/examination preparation through the provision of additional resources
  3. To offer numeracy support
  4. To continue to offer Parents’ Information evenings to boys in year 7 and 10 to engage with all parents on how to support their sons with general study skills (Year 7) and GCSE revision skills (Year 10). 
  5. To continue to offer opportunities for those in receipt of pupil premium to access the same extra-curricular opportunities, including hobbies and interests
  6. To ensure all those in receipt of pupil premium have access to funding for curriculum trips, year group trips and for other opportunities where the pupils/students are representing the school
  7. To ensure that the pupils eligible for FSM are able to purchase a balanced meal at lunchtime.
  8. To assist all pupils with the purchase of second hand school uniform and sport through the PFA shop. 

Spending will be reviewed regularly each term by the Assistant Head and HOYs to ensure that it is in line with the key objectives 

Pupil Premium Results 2017-2018 

2017 18 

AGSB Pupil Premium Pupils

All AGSB Pupils

National

Progress 8 Score 

0.83

0.88

-0.02

Attainment 8 Score 

76.8

78.4

46.5

% Achieving Grade 5 in English and Maths 

90.9

99.4

43

% Achieving Grade 7 in English and Maths 

75

76

Not available 

At KS3, focused intervention and accelerated learning takes place in English and literacy (Year 7) and has contributed to all students in receipt of Pupil Premium making progress equal progress to other students in the year group on the new FEDS flightpath system. 

At KS4, for the last three years pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium achieved an average grade A in line with the average grade of all other pupils in the year group, including English and Maths. 

Funding was used to contribute to employment of an English Teacher to provide specific literacy support to students and to enable setting by ability bands. 

Please see below some examples of how Pupil Premium money has been utilised during the past year: 

Parental Engagement 
Parent/pupil information evenings for parents of boys in Years 7 and 10 took place to engage with all parents on how to support their sons with general study skills (Year 7) and GCSE revision skills (Year 10). 

Provision of resources to support learning 
We have supported parents to purchase exam revision guides and calculators, sports / PE equipment and kit, school uniform.  

Residential/Social and Cultural Visits
The School funds curriculum trips and visits for those pupils in receipt of Pupil premium, for example the Year 7 Bushcraft trip, theatre trips and other curriculum and cultural visits as well as various curriculum activities during Activities Week.   Pupil, parental and staff surveys reveal positive feedback on all these events. 

Enrichment Activities 
The School has funded enrichment activities for pupils, for example tennis, tai chi and musical instrument lessons. We have also provided one-to-one appointments and advice from the AGSB careers service and visits to universities to find out more about university life. 

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