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Key Progression and Attainment Data for Pupil Premium Students

Key Progression and Attainment Data for Pupil Premium Students

There were 93 students attracting pupil premium funding in year 11 (approximately 47 percent of the cohort). 

The government has changed the method for recording and reporting student progress and attainment, no longer reporting the former by way of levels of progress and as such, national comparisons by this method are now not possible. The table below shows how ATA compared by this measure last year and also how it achieved in the current year without national comparison. Even without this, it is evident that ATA has been highly successful in establishing a learning environment that develops and extends all students, whilst minimising the so-called attainment gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students.

 

2016/2017

 

2015/2016

 

2014/2015

 

English               4 or above

Maths                4 or above

 

English               C or above

Maths                C or above

 

English                 C or above

Maths                C or above

3 Levels of progress - ATA All students

92%

90%

 

92%

87%

 

71%

63%

ATA  FSM

89

87

 

93%

84%

 

68%

57%

ATA  Non-FSM

95

92

 

94%

88%

 

72%

68%

National FSM

 

 

 

 

57%

49%

National Non-FSM

 

 

71%

 

74%

72%

The attainment gap nationally in English for 2014/15 was 17% while in Maths, this increased to 23%, at the time of writing these were the latest available statistics nationally. For ATA, the gap was 4% and 11% respectively.  For 2015/16, not only did the number of students making 3 or more levels of progress jump significantly, the gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students in English dropped to just 1% and in Maths to just 4%. In 2016/17 an impressive 89% of FSM students achieved 3 or more levels of progress while a record 87% made such progress in Maths.

Under the new measurement arrangements, the attainment 8 score shows a very small gap equivalent to a quarter of a grade across 8 subjects.

Year

PP Cohort number

Attainment 8 Score - PP

Attainment  8 Score -  all

ATA Gap

National Attainment 8 Score - PP

National Attainment 8 Score -  all

National Gap

ATA to National Difference

2017

93 (47%)

54.26

56.92

2.66

 

 

 

 

 

2016

83 (42%)

57.47

58.38

0.85

45.28

50.05

4.77

PP = 12.19

All = 8.33

2015

93 (47%)

49.81

52.58

2.77

39.00

52.00

13.00

PP = 10.81

All = 0.58

 

The progress 8 score for pupil premium students was +0.68  – just 0.12 below that achieved for all Year 11 students and a significant increase from the previous year’s score . In English and the English Baccalaureate subjects (EBACC) overall, the pupil premium students performed very well. 

Progress 8 score for pupil premium students - English 0.98 (0.99 all)

Progress 8 score for pupil premium students - Maths 0.74 (0.90 all)

Progress 8 score for pupil premium students - English Baccalaureate slots 0.76 (0.90 all)

% of pupil premium students entered for the English Baccalaureate 92.5%

% of pupil premium students achieving English Baccalaureate 62%

% of pupil premium students achieving GCSE Grade 4 or above in English and Maths 81%

Year

PP Cohort number

Progress 8 Score - PP

Progress  8 Score -  all

ATA Gap

National Progress 8 Score - PP

National Progress 8 Score -  all

National Gap

ATA to National Difference

2017

93 (47%)

+0.68

+0.80

0.12

 

-0.03

 

 

 

2016

86 (42%)

+0.46

+0.48

0.02

-0.38

-0.03

0.35

PP = 0.84

All = 0.51

2015

93 (47%)

-0.01

+0.11

0.12

-0.40

+0.12

0.52

PP = 0.39

All = -0.01