Pupil Premium

Use of Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure 2019-2020

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received:

  • Total number of pupils on roll: 1181
  • Total number of pupils eligible for PPG: 391
  • Amount of PPG received per pupil: £935
  • Total amount of PPG received: £365,585.00 (subject to change)

Pupil Premium is an additional grant given to students who:

  • have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years (£935)
  • have been in care for more than six months (£1900)
  • have parents/carers in the armed services, who face particular challenges (£300)
  • Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales due to adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order (£2,300)

At Outwood Academy Adwick we have developed many robust intervention strategies over a number of years; all of which are designed to support each individual student to achieve their potential. Our aim is to ‘narrow the gap’ between different groups of students and fulfill one of our core aims “to raise standards for all students by sustaining and enhancing performance and to develop the whole child”.

The Academy has been allocated £365,585.00 for the academic year 2019/20. We receive this money in quarterly instalments and these funds are in addition to the main school budget (the General Annual Grant).

Current barriers to education at Outwood Academy Adwick are listed below:

  • low literacy and numeracy skills
  • attendance and punctuality
  • well-being, confidence and resilience
  • SEMH

These barriers are unique to each student and are addressed through a bespoke programme of interventions and support which are covered in the section below.

The aim at Outwood Academy Adwick is to develop many robust intervention strategies, all of which are designed to support each individual student to achieve their full potential. Our aim is to ‘narrow the gap’ between different groups of students and fulfil one of our core aims “to raise standards for all students by sustaining and enhancing performance and to develop the whole child”.

Plans for 2019/2020 include:

Curriculum support

  • Revision sessions are held at regular intervals throughout the year for those students that have an exam. Sessions are provided within the Academy day as well as evenings, weekends and during school holiday time.
  • All students have access to “HegartyMaths”, an online resource used to set homework, review lesson outcomes and guide students through activities.
  • All students have access to Educake science software.
  • Revision guides are provided for students in English, maths, science and personalised subjects where appropriate.
    Specialist literacy and numeracy support in Key Stage 3. This includes the implementation of the Accelerated Reader programme along with curriculum time allocated for pupils in year 7 who have been identified with reading ages significantly below chronological age.
  • Directors of English, maths and science have been deployed from the Outwood Grange Academies Trust to support students in making progress beyond what is expected in English, maths and science.
  • External consultants and examiners from the awarding bodies are engaged in English, maths and science to support raising student attainment.
  • Option English and Option Maths are additional lessons to the core curriculum for these subject areas.
  • 100% time within English and maths is the deployment of specialist staff to support students with small group and personalised intervention sessions to get them back on track.
  • One to One intervention post holders in maths, science and English.
  • VMG English, Maths, & Science, the deployment of specialist staff to support students with small group intervention will take place during VMG time in the Maths, English and Science Departments.
  • Specialist literacy and numeracy support in Key Stage 3 and Option Literacy and Numeracy at Key Stage 4.
  • One to One intervention in Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.
  • Students who qualify for Pupil Premium are also supported with music and food lessons and contributions towards equipment and trips to enhance their learning experience whilst at the Academy.
  • PLC and Bridge provision to provide curriculum pathways for pupils to improve pupil outcomes and performance

Uniform and Off Site Visits

Uniform has been provided for all Year 6 students who are awarded a place at Outwood Academy Adwick so that all students are starting from the same point. This will continue in the future. Additional uniform is also provided to vulnerable students.

Outwood Academy Adwick offers financial assistance for families and students wishing to attend school trips and excursions. This ensures that all students benefit from a variety of experiences designed to enhance life chances and removes what could be a financial barrier.

Careers advice and guidance

An independent careers team (Careers Inc) have been employed for one day per week to work with students from years 9-13. Presently, all Year 11 students receive an individual ‘interview’ with the Senior Leadership Team to support them with their Post 16 applications, but are also offered the opportunity for independent advice and guidance with the Careers Inc service. Additional consultations have been made available to any student who wishes to receive further support with their Post-16 transition routes. Work is taking place with years 9-11 students, in particular with those students who are at risk of becoming NEETs (Not in Employment Education or Training). Students who are identified by the above criteria are all given time with the advisors with a particular focus on their future and choices.

Pastoral Care

The Academy employs its own Education Welfare Officer. Our Education Welfare Officer is a specialist in the area of Safeguarding; working tirelessly to support our most vulnerable students maintaining strong links with external agency support services. Both are an extremely valuable resource and greatly appreciated by the students. The Inclusion Manager, Learning Managers, Teaching Assistants, Regional SEND Directors, Bridge Manager and PLC Manager make up a highly skilled and experienced team whose focus is the achievement of all students. Weekly meetings ensure that vulnerable students are making the progress they should and any form of intervention that is needed is in place.

The Bridge

The Bridge is the Academy’s Social Inclusion Centre, coordinated by the Bridge Manager. Within the Bridge support is given to students with more complex social, emotional, behavioural and medical issues. It provides a safe and supportive environment for the Academy’s most vulnerable students whilst maintaining the links with academic and curriculum areas to support a seamless re-integration. The Bridge proactive intervention programme offers a varied and wide ranging programme of workshops and courses throughout the year including ABC (Actions Behaviour and Consequences programme), Anger Management, Self-esteem groups, Personal Safety and the STOP programme, a behaviour modification programme designed to support the most difficult to reach and disengaged students and prepare them for life.


The Progress Learning Centre is coordinated by the PLC Manager and provides students with personalised learning packages designed to meet individual need. Focused intervention is also provided to support and raise attainment and deliver alternative GCSE equivalent qualifications.

Access Arrangements

A member of staff trained to assess students for exam access arrangements following JCQ guidelines. This ensures all students receive the support they are entitled to enabling them to reach their potential and beyond.

SEND (Special Education Needs and Disability)

There is planned additional literacy and numeracy intervention in Key Stage 3 including a Literacy Teaching Assistant fully trained on our new literacy programme Ruth Miskin. Greater enrichment opportunities will also be provided in the field of literacy and numeracy. There will also be a focus on literacy and numeracy through VMG time.

Dyslexia Interventions

Students will receive specialised dyslexia support from qualified staff, with strategies shared with all staff and parents. Staff and students will have greater understanding of personal need and parent’s confidence in school actions will increase.

Reading Programmes

  • Lexia Reading is used by school systems throughout the world to encourage students to improve their reading and literacy. Lexia Reading’s interactive, educational software helps identified students learn to read, and increase school performance.
  • The package will initially be used with Key Stage 3 to support lifelong literacy.
  • Additional reading interventions (MISKIN) is in place for students identified from LUCID and targeted if reading age is below 9.


After a successful trial with attendance incentives, an even greater focus will be adopted to support all students in meeting the minimum requirement of 95% attendance in an academic year, including the employment of an Attendance Manager, Attendance Officer and Attendance Assistant.

Additional schemes run throughout the year:

  • The peer mentor team, providing one to one support for vulnerable students.
  • Study support – working with students to create a culture of organisation in relations to school commitments as well as preparing them for their future.
  • Our proactive intervention programme offers a varied and wide ranging programmes of workshops and courses throughout the year including Anger Management, Self-esteem groups, Personal Safety and Social and Emotional support.
  • Y6 Focussed Transition – for vulnerable, Pupil Premium and SEND students. An additional transition to assist the move into Year 7.
  • Breakfast club for some of our vulnerable students.
  • Breakfast is provided to students arriving into the academy – bagel, cereals and milk.

Outcomes for 2018/19


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