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Pupil Premium 2014-15 Impact of Funding

The impact of funding for Disadvantaged Students

Pupil premium funding has helped to support the following improvements:

5A*-C including English and Maths and Value Added
At Ferryhill, the value added for Disadvantaged students is high compared to other schools. Disadvantaged students typically achieving higher grades in 3 of the 8 counting qualifications than would be expected, and secure their target in the remaining 5 subjects. These rates are higher than national averages.

• The overall rate of 5A*-C (EM) has maintained in the school at 61% set against a declining national average of 53% and with a weaker cohort compared to previous years.
• 5A*-C (EM) rates for disadvantaged students have improved further to 50% which is well above the (disadvantaged) national average of 36% and is well on the way to meeting the gold standard for non-disadvantaged students.

Closing the gap at 5A*-C (EM)
In 2014 the within school gap at 5A*-C (EM) was 32% between Disadvantaged and Non Disadvantaged students. This year the gap has fallen to 16%.
In 2014 the gap at 5A*-C (EM) compared to national rates was 16%. This year the gap has been reduced to 12%


English - Top 19% in England

Overall, 1 in e every 5 students at Ferryhill, performs at a level which is above expectations in English.
A*-C rates have increased from 63 to 66% for Disadvantaged students. This exceeds the national rate of 50% for Disadvantaged students and is well on the way to meeting gold standard national rates for non -Disadvantaged students.
For expected rates of progress (3LOP) the efforts of our Disadvantaged students are outstanding and the proportion of students performing at this level has increased from 72% to 83%. This exceeds all national averages by a significant margin.
In terms of more than more than expected rates of progress (4LOP), the schools performance has increased from 28% to 31% of students exceeding target grades. This is much higher than the national average for Disadvantaged students (of 20%) and is in line with the gold standard national average for non –disadvantaged students.

Maths - Top 9% in England

Overall, 2 out of every 5 students performs at a level which is above expectations in Maths.
In Maths, the A*-C percentage for our Disadvantaged students of 55% remains above national averages of 53% for other Disadvantages students, but is lower than previous years despite higher rates of progress.
For expected rates of progress (3LOP) the efforts of our Disadvantaged students is improving further and the proportion of students performing at this level has increased to 60%. This exceeds all national averages for Disadvantaged students and is closing the gap on the gold standard for national non – Disadvantaged.
In terms of more than more than expected rates of progress (4LOP), the schools performance has maintained at 19% of students exceeding target grades. This is in line with national average for Disadvantaged students and is closing the gap with the gold standard national average for non –disadvantaged students.

Fixed Term Exclusions and Pupil Engagement
• In a previous year, fixed term exclusions for disadvantaged students have fell by over 50% as behaviour improved in the school. This reduction sustained this year when the school takes into account of 4 students who are also included in its hard to reach programmes.

The Eden Learning Trust is an exempt charity. It is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company registration number 10980753. Registered Office Address: The Eden Learning Trust, Ferryhill Business and Enterprise College, Merrington Road, Ferryhill, County Durham, DL17 8RW. © Copyright FBEC 2019.

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