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Pupil Premium Strategy Statement BBA

School Overview

MetricData
School nameThe Bluecoat Beechdale Academy
Pupils in school847
Proportion of disadvantaged pupils62%
Pupil premium allocation this academic year£498,246
Academic year or years covered by statement2018/19 – 2020/21
Publish dateNovember 2019
Review dateOctober 2020
Statement authorised bySarah Bailey
Pupil premium leadAndy Freestone
Governor leadDan Gray

Disadvantaged pupil performance overview for last academic year

Progress 8-0.63 (national -0.45)
Ebacc entry 7%
Attainment 833.34
Percentage of Grade 5+ in English and maths14%

Strategy aims for disadvantaged pupils

AimTargetTarget date
Progress 8Achieve national average P8 / Gap between PP/non-PP to be better than national averageSept 21
Attainment 8Achieve national average A8Sept 21
Percentage of Grade 5+ in English and MathsAchieve national average English and Maths 5+ scores Sept 21
OtherAchieve national average attendanceSept 21
Ebacc entryIncrease EBacc entrySept 21

Teaching priorities for current academic year

MeasureActivity
Priority 1Improve literacy skills and vocabulary.
Priority 2Introduce whole class reading scheme.
Barriers to learning these priorities addressLow literacy levels, lack of cultural capital, amount of books read.
Projected spending£170,000

Targeted academic support for current academic year

MeasureActivity
Priority 1Targeted intervention for KS4 students, timetabled weekly.
Priority 2Additional study opportunities, including tutoring and residential visits.
Barriers to learning these priorities addressAttendance, engagement and access.
Projected spending£100,000

Wider strategies for current academic year

MeasureActivity
Priority 1Pastoral support to improve mental wellbeing, attendance, effort and behaviour.
Priority 2Increase cultural capital through detailed enrichment program.
Barriers to learning these priorities addressAttendance, aspiration and cultural capital.
Projected spending£230,000

Monitoring and implementation

AreaChallengeMitigating action
TeachingEnsuring enough time is given over to allow for staff professional development.Allocation of INSET days and Thursday CPD time to embed literacy strategies.
Targeted supportEnsuring attendance and engagement of the most disaffected students.Implementing a range of strategies to address individual need.
Wider strategiesEngaging students facing multiple barriers.All pupils to participate in enrichment activities.

Review: last year’s aims and outcomes

AimOutcome
Achieve national average P8 / Gap between PP/non-PP to be better than national averageNational average P8 -0.45; BBA -0.63 / Achieved – national gap 0.58; BBA gap 0.2
Achieve national average A8National A8 36.54; BBA 33.34
Achieve average English and Maths 5+ scores for similar schoolsNational 24%; BBA 14%
Improve attendance to national averageAchieved National 92.2%; BBA 93.6%
EBacc entry at national averageNational 27%; BBA 7%

Please click on the link below to view our Raising Achievement and Progress: Pupil Premium Tiered Model.

Raising Achievement and Progress

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Bluecoat Beechdale Academy
Harvey Rd
Bilborough
Nottingham
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E-mail: admin@bluecoatbeechdale.uk.com
Tel: 0115 913 5211

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