Pupil Premium Impact

The following headline information below identifies the success of our GCSE results for Pupil Premium students in 2018:

Pupil Premium GCSE Outcomes 2018

Overall Progress 8 for PP students  (provisional)

-0.06

25 students

UCC PP Boys Progress 8 for PP students (provisional)

0.43

10 students

UCC PP Girls Progress 8 for PP students (provisional)

-0.41

15 students

% of UCC PP students achieving 5+ Grades 4-9 GCSE

92%

% of UCC PP students achieving Grades 4-9 in English

88% (26% above National Average)

National Average for all students achieving Grades 4-9 in English

62%

% of UCC PP students achieving Grades 4-9 in Maths

64% (4% above National Average)

National Average for all students achieving Grades 4-9 in Maths

60%

% attendance for UCC PP students 94% (96% for all UCC students)
  • UCC students who qualified for pupil premium funding achieved significantly higher than the national average of all students in 2018
  • UCC pupil premium students achieved progress outcomes that were broadly in line with all other students nationally
  • UCC boys who qualified for pupil premium funding achieved significantly higher levels of progress than all other students nationally
  • In English, the exceptional performance of pupil premium students is evident with UCC pupil premium students outperforming the national average of all students by 26%.
  • 100% of boys and 80% of girls who qualified for pupil premium funding achieved at least a pass grade in English.
  • 100% of boys and 87% of girls achieved 5 GCSE grades at a pass or above in 2018 (92% overall)
  • The progress and attainment of girls who qualified for pupil premium was significantly skewed by several students with very low school attendance. Individual case studies demonstrate the personal achievements of each of these students despite the significant personal difficulties they experienced.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-19

The Education Committee of the UCC governing body monitors the progress the school are making with supporting pupil premium students. The Pupil Premium Strategic Plan is reviewed termly by senior leaders and governors support and challenge the SLT to ensure the funding received for these students is invested appropriately and has a positive impact. The link for the Pupil Premium Strategic Plan is here.

2017-18 Pupil Premium funding expenditure: In 2017-18 UCC received £99, 550 which was invested in support for students who qualified for pupil premium funding. The strategies implemented throughout 2017-18 are listed below:

  • one to one mentoring through the five Personal Development Coaches
  • small group and 1:1 specialist English and Maths tuition
  • specialist support through our Inclusion Department
  • appropriate vocational provision
  • financial support for Enrichment opportunities
  • financial support for ‘hardship’ issues
  • additional careers advice