Previous year – September 2017 to end August 2018

Ipswich Academy received £312 696 in pupil premium for the period September 2017 to end August 2018. Spending allocations are shown below, together with a brief overview of impact on educational attainment. Further details are available on request.

Amount/on whatImpact
£21000 to provide a high quality, independent careers guidance programme. Working in partnership with All Together (a social enterprise founded to tackle the underlying issues of youth unemployment), Ipswich Academy provides high quality co-ordination of provision around careers, work placements and NEET prevention. This offer has benefited our pupil premium pupils, who otherwise would struggle to access a personalised, proactive and responsive support framework.
As of August 2018, all year 11 pupils had secured a placement of further study or training.
£41044 on additional staffing (graduate interns and lead teacher) within the English department to support pupil premium pupils to achieve highly.Internal assessments have shown that students have made good progress in English.

Disadvantaged students with high prior attainment have made progress in line with national average (-0.13)

Disadvantaged students with low prior attainment have made progress above national average in English (0.29)
£58546 on additional staffing (graduate interns and teachers) within the mathematics department to support pupil premium pupils to achieve highly.Internal assessments have shown that students have made good progress in mathematics.

Disadvantaged students made progress in line with national average P8 0.02.

Disadvantaged students with high prior attainment have made progress above national average in mathematics (0.921)

Disadvantaged students with low prior attainment have made progress above national average in mathematics (0.22).
£4270 on additional staffing (a graduate intern) within the science department to support pupil premium pupils to achieve highly.Internal assessments have shown that students have made good progress in science.

Disadvantaged students were in the top 40% nationally for progress.

Disadvantaged students with high prior attainment have made progress above national average in science (0.423)

Disadvantaged students with low prior attainment have made progress in line with national average in science -0.02
£9709 on additional staffing (a graduate intern and a native French speaking teaching assistant) within the French department to support pupil premium pupils to achieve highly.Disadvantaged students were in the top 20% nationally for progress.
£88961 to staff a highly experienced pastoral support team, with a particular focus on the significant number of highly vulnerable pupils within the academy.School behaviour data shows a significant reduction in low level disruption. Fixed term exclusions have reduced over course of the academic year.

The needs of our vulnerable pupils are met immediately due to the capacity and capability within the team.
£9200 to provide a comprehensive attendance support package, focused on the most vulnerable pupils, particularly within Y11.All pupils, including previous school refusers, accessed the year 11 curriculum and sat their examinations.
£5872 to enable pupils to attend educational visits (particularly in terms of the Y11 achievement ‘boot camp’), regardless of family incomes.92% of pupil premium year 11 pupils accessed the boot camp which helped them to develop their study skills. All of those pupils went on to access voluntary study sessions over the course of the year.
£4200 to enable pupils to attend the senior year breakfast club, regardless of family incomes.All pupil premium pupils benefited from study breakfast from September.

pupils completed independent study, with the support of staff, from 0645 in the morning.
£1582 to provide GCSE revision guides for pupils across Y11. Pupil premium pupils had access to a range of revision resources regardless of parents’/carers’ ability to contribute.
£5000 to provide refreshments for pupils studying at evenings/weekends and during holiday periods.High turnout at additional study sessions (average 80%+).
£5500 in costs associated with year 7 students accessing outdoor learning as part of their social skills development.Students at risk of exclusion now engaging fully in their learning.
£57812 in costs associated with alternative provision for pupils who attract the pupil premium. This will have very direct benefits to those pupils who access the alternative provision and will also ensure that learning is not disrupted for other pupils within Ipswich Academy.8 pupils at risk of permanent exclusion now accessing mainstream lessons and making expected progress.
Behaviour across the school has improved.
Last updated August 29, 2019