Pupil Premium Statement

School overview

School name Hitchin Boys’ School
Pupils in school 1223
Proportion of disadvantaged pupils 8.83%
Pupil premium allocation this academic year £99,253.70
Academic year or years covered by statement 2018/19-2020/21
Publish date November 2020
Review date November 2021
Statement authorised by Mr Moane
Pupil premium lead Mr Rayner
Governor lead Richard Thake

Disadvantaged pupil performance overview for 18/19 academic year

(last published figures)
Progress 8 -0.17
Ebacc entry 70%
Attainment 8 49.9
Percentage of Grade 5+ in English and maths 50%

Strategy aims for disadvantaged pupils

Aim Target Target date
Progress 8 To achieve a positive progress 8. Sept 2021
Attainment 8 To achieve an average A8 score above 5 Sept 2021
Percentage of Grade 5+ in English and maths To achieve above 50% Sept 2021
Other For attendance at school clubs to be in line with cohort % Sept 2021
Ebacc entry To be higher than the national average Sept 2021

Teaching priorities for current academic year

Measure Activity
Priority 1 Identifying gaps in learning and mental health from the school closures.
Priority 2 Further developing best practice for blended learning
Barriers to learning these priorities address Supporting students whilst assessing them as early as possible so that they can continue to make progress
Projected spending £50,000

Targeted academic support for current academic year

Measure Activity
Priority 1 Use of the National Tutoring Programme to support disadvantaged KS4 students
Priority 2 Increase blended learning access for disadvantaged students
Barriers to learning these priorities address Allowing students to maximise their progress by supporting revision
Projected spending £40,000

Wider strategies for current academic year

Measure Activity
Priority 1 Adapt parental engagement so that parents evening can continue by using an app
Priority 2 Increase take-up of lunchtime clubs for disadvantaged students
Barriers to learning these priorities address Engagement with school life and the enrichment opportunities we provide
Projected spending £10,000

Monitoring and implementation

Area Challenge Mitigating action
Teaching Ensuring staff are able to access professional development Providing virtual and in person in-house CPD
Targeted support Ensuring students attend after school tutoring and are able to access materials on Google Classroom Close support from the school Pastoral team and outside agencies
Wider strategies Ensuring parents access the new methods of communication Close monitoring of attendance at parental events. Follow up from the pastoral team

Review: last year’s aims and outcomes

Aim Outcome
Positive progress 8 Achieved based on FFT analysis
Provide parents with information to support their children at home. Achieved: students able to access curriculum during lockdown. Laptops provided for students where needed
Disadvantaged students to attend school trips inline with overall school cohort. Partially Achieved: attendance on trips inline with school figures overall but not for residential trips