Pupil Premium represents additional funding awarded to schools and academies to help raise the achievement of pupils who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and/or have been at any time during the last six years. Pupil Premium is also allocated to children in care who have been continuously looked, however this funding goes directly to Thurrock Virtual Schools to manage on behalf of those students.

The Department for Education identified that students meeting the Pupil Premium funding criteria may experience a wide range of barriers to their educational achievement, and the funding is awarded to schools so that they can offer further support to their students. Barriers to achievement include the quality of a student’s prior learning, their level of literacy skills, the lack of belief they might have in their ability to be successful, and the limited support and opportunity that they have been afforded to date.

More information about Pupil Premium funding from the Department for Education, can be found on their website. Please follow this link to go direct to the page: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pupil-premium-information-for-schools-and-alternative-provision-settings

At Ormiston Park Academy, our ethos and overarching priority is to provide all of our pupils with every opportunity to reach their goals and achieve academically at the highest possible level. Each year the additional funding given to us is used in a multitude of different ways to support ensuring an equality of opportunity and outcomes for our students.

We recognise that our students are individuals each benefiting from different types and levels of support. Therefore, the Academy uses the Pupil Premium Grant to support a wide range of activities and projects throughout the academic year. Our aim being to address the underlying inequalities between students disadvantaged by circumstance and their less disadvantaged peers.

 Pupil Premium – Proposed Expenditure 2019 – 2020

Number of eligible pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received (Years 7 to 11)
Total number of pupils on roll 622
Number of pupils eligible for PPG 162
Level of funding £216,000

Pupil Premium – Proposed Expenditure 2019 – 2020

Description Value Comment
Senior Leader responsible for student outcomes £7,500 Salary part-funded. Direct impact upon and responsible for improving attainment
MIS/SIMS Student Data Manager £4,500 Salary part-funded. Direct impact upon and responsible for improving attainment
Pupil Premium Grant Co-ordinator £5,500 Salary part-funded. Direct impact upon and responsible for improving attainment
Smaller class sizes in Core subjects £25,000 Salary part-funded for additional staffing in the Mathematics, English and Science teams.
Learning and Teaching Assistants £7,500 Salaries part-funded. Accountability for raising achievement levels and narrowing the gap
Accelerated Reader Co-ordinator £20,000 Salaries part-funded. Accountability for raising achievement levels and narrowing the gap
Accelerated Reader Resources £23,000 Investment in Licence/Books/ICT and Administration
STEM project provision £6,500 Consultancy and project work contract securing engagement and improving motivation
Councelling and therapy sessions £5,500 To improve self-esteem, a sense of belonging and remove barriers to learning.
Attendance tracking and intervention £4,500 Additional mentoring and support for year 11 students to improve their attendance
Coaching and Mentoring £5,000 Targeted mentoring and coaching to remove barriers to success in external examinations
Additional Mathematics / English / Science individual tuition £8,000 Targeted tuition following diagnosis of skills gaps for year 11 students
Social Club Provision £2,500 Partial funding of late bus provision to enable engagement in addition activities
Transition Activties £2,500 To provide a range of activities across the year to support the transition for students between Key Stages.
Staff Development Training and Support £3,500 To provide enhanced training for all staff to meet the needs of disadvantaged students.
Curriculum Resources £6,500 To provide a wide range of resources, materials and support for disadvantaged pupils in all curriculum areas.
Specific Project Provision £10,000 Initiatives to secure engagement and higher achievement
Food Break & Afterschool Clubs £3,000 Help for pupils to improve learning.
Vouchers to reward students £5,000 To incentivise students, increase participation and improve attainment.
BehaviourWatch Online Subscription £3,500 Use of the online platform for our programme of rewards and incentives, and to maximise home:academy communications.
School Uniform £2,000 To assist parents by providing/replacing school uniform.
School Trips £6,000 To increase participation, improve self-esteem, improve progress and secure higher attainment.
Afterschool and half term revision and resources £6,500 To provide a targeted revision programme for Year 11 students delivered by specialist staff.
A range of Aspirational activities and Careers Guidance. £3,000 Visiting guest speakers/assemblies/ visits etc.
Student Support Centre provision & Strengthening Minds programme £14,500 Specialist Intervention programme and staff training package.
Alternative Curriculum Provision £25,000 Allows access to bespoke educational packages to support success
Total £216,000

The impact of our provision in relation to securing improved progress for disadvantaged students at the Academy in the last Academic Year 2017/18 is shown below.
Impact of our provision in the 2019/20 Academic year will be evaluated following the examinations results for the 2020 GCSE series.
The Strategy will be reviewed in September 2020.

Disadvantaged Pupils End of KS4 Outcomes

(Number of disadvantaged students in cohort – 29)

Progress 8 Score
Attainment 8 Score
Basics % (5+)
Average Ebacc APS

These outcomes are subject to validation by the DfE in January 2020


Latest Announcement

Ormiston Park Academy Announces New Principal

December 19th, 2019|

Ormiston Park Academy has today announced the appointment of a new Principal, Mr Mark Roessler.

Mr Roessler, who will take up the post in September 2020 at the start of the new academic year, is an extremely experienced principal, with over 23 years of school leadership and teaching experience.

Mark Roessler will take over from retiring Principal Huw Derrick, who has led the academy, which is sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), for more than 15 years.

During his headship, Mr Derrick led the academy on its journey to achieve a Good Ofsted rating in all categories in 2017, having previously been rated Requires Improvement and making it the school of choice in the local area.

An experienced school leader, Mr Roessler is currently serving as a Headteacher overseeing the development of a new all-through school in West Sussex. He previously held positions as Deputy Head and Assistant Head in schools in Croydon, where he worked for 16 years.

He also holds a professional qualification for school inspection and has been a serving Ofsted Inspector for five years, bringing understanding and experience of what makes an Outstanding school to the role. A family man, he has been married for 18 years to his wife Nikki, has twin teenage daughters who are currently in Year 11 and has a much-loved rescued greyhound.

Mr Derrick, alongside the Board of Governors, senior leadership team and OAT, will now be working closely with Mr Roessler to ensure a smooth transition at the start of the new academic year in September and to ensure that the academy continues to build on the strong foundations established.

Mark Roessler, incoming Principal at Ormiston Park Academy, said:

“I am absolutely delighted to have been appointed Principal of Ormiston Park Academy and look forward to taking up the role in September 2020.

“I have a lifelong passion and drive for developing aspirational learners so that every child can secure the very best life chances possible. I believe that a strong culture and ethos that nurtures and develops children’s self-esteem and confidence in tandem with outstanding teaching and learning, will place Ormiston Park Academy as a beacon of excellence and the school of choice for the local community. I look forward to working with the students, staff, Governors, OAT and the whole school community to take the academy to new heights.”

Nick Hudson, Chief Executive Officer of Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), said:

“We are pleased to be welcoming Mark Roessler to Ormiston Park Academy’s as its new Principal for next September. He has played an integral role in the leadership of a variety of school settings. We are confident that the experience and knowledge he will bring to the role will greatly benefit the academy and allow him to continue, and to build on the work of his predecessor.

“Mr Roessler shares our values and high expectations for Ormiston Park, and we look forward to working with him and the school community as the academy continues on its strong upward trajectory.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Huw Derrick once again for the tireless hard work, commitment and passion he has shown during his time at Park. We wish him all the best for his retirement.”


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