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Pupil Premium

The following headline information below identifies the success of our GCSE results for Pupil Premium students in 2019:

Pupil Premium GCSE Outcomes 2019

Overall Progress 8 for PP students  

-0.44

16 students

UCC PP Boys Progress 8 for PP students

-0.77

8 students

UCC PP Girls Progress 8 for PP students

-0.12

8 students

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

69%

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

81% (19% 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

80% (20% above National Average)

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

60%

% attendance for UCC PP students

95% (96% for all UCC students)

  • UCC students who qualified for pupil premium funding achieved significantly higher than the national average of all students in 2019 in both English and Maths.
  • 13 students who qualified for Pupil Premium funding achieved a least a pass grade in English (81%) and 12 in Maths (80%). For Maths in particular this is a significant increase on last year’s performance.
  • 11 students achieved 5 GCSE grades at a pass or above in 2019 (69% overall)
  • The progress of girls who qualified for pupil premium funding has shown a significant improvement since last year.
  • The progress and attainment of boys 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 2019+

The Education Committee of the UCC governing body monitors the progress the school are making with supporting pupil premium students. The Pupil Premium 3 Year 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 Pupil Premium 3 Year Strategic Plan can be found below.

2018-19 Pupil Premium funding expenditure: 

In 2018-19 UCC received £99, 550 which was invested in support for students who qualified for pupil premium funding. The strategies implemented throughout 2018-19 included:

  • 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 e.g. educational resources
  • additional careers advice