14 October 2011

UPDATE 29 March 2015
The pupil premium for local authorities and individual schools for 2014/15 is here.

The Tory Libdem government has published the pupil premium for 2011/12 for each school in England: see here.

This is good news for pupils and schools – assuming it will be used for the direct benefit of the ‘premium’ pupils and will help their attainment – and I welcome it. I want it to make a positive difference; however, it represents only £623 million across England schools, a fraction of what has been claimed to be necessary to make a significant difference; the amount is set to rise in succeeding years. Although Liberal Democrats will claim the premium is due to their influence, all three main parties at the general election advocated such support for disadvantaged pupils (see below).

I am not clear whether the premium will take funds from other education programs or is additional, new education money. The Libdem 2010 election manifesto spoke of “new money to fund the pupil premium”.

I pointed out last year in this post that “A recent study by the Institute for fiscal studies (IFS), A disadvantaged pupil premium, indicates that there is a weak link between perpupil spending and attainment and that perhaps eight times more than the £3000 per pupil previously proposed by the Libdems is needed to make a difference.” The present amount is not £3000 but less than £500 a pupil.

Why does an effectively funded premium matter? The post Poverty and school achievement in Cornwall looks at the compelling evidence of a relationship between material deprivation and school attainment.

Cornwall data
For the schools in Cornwall the premium totals £4.741 million and 10 690 pupils, about 16.4 percent of pupils on roll, are eligible for it. These are figures for all three categories of premium (see the next paragraph).

Eligibility for the premium is based on three categories: 1 free school meals, used as a measure of deprivation, 2 child of an armed forces family, and 3 looked after children. The premium for children in 2 is smaller than in 1 and 3.

In Cornwall about 82 percent of eligible children fall into category 1 and account for about 90 percent of the total premium funds for the county. (The difference in percentages is down to group 2 having a smaller premium.)

Individual schools
I think the individual school data is more meaningful than the countywide data and the data for each school is also available on the above website but to access it you need the school number. Note which category pupil premium is listed. For convenience I have put a list of the school numbers at the foot of this post so that the figures for each school can be found readily; academies are starred. As expected, the eligibility varies vastly across the schools in Cornwall. For example among primary schools, 29.6 percent of pupils at Roskear are eligible for the deprivation pupil premium, 5.5 percent percent at St Hilary: Cornwall is not a uniform place but many different places.

Comparison of Cornwall with the City of London
As some nationalists believe it relevant to compare educational data between Cornwall and the sole state school in the City of London – I don’t – perhaps I might mention that 23.9 percent of pupils in the latter authority are eligible for the premium compared with 16.4 percent in Cornwall. These are figures for all three premiums: the figures for the deprivation pupil premium show a sharper difference (22.5 per cent City, 13.4 per cent Cornwall).

Did only Libdems promise a pupil premium?
No. Look at what the Conservatives and Labour said.

Conservative party election manifesto 2010 “We will introduce a pupil premium – extra funding for children from disadvantaged backgrounds”

Labour party election manifesto 2010 “We will introduce a local pupil premium to guarantee that extra funding to take account of deprivation follows the pupil”

Cornwall schools reference numbers
9082600 Altarnun Community Primary School
9082029 Alverton Community Primary School
9083871 Antony Church of England School
9083549 Archbishop Benson C of E Primary School *
9082524 Berrycoombe School
9082745 Biscovey Junior School
9083392 Bishop Bronescombe C of E Voluntary Aided School
9083888 Bishop Cornish C of E Voluntary Aided Primary School
9082311 Blackwater Community Primary School
9082500 Blisland Community Primary School
9084154 Bodmin College *
9082229 Bodriggy Academy (primary) *
9082606 Boscastle Community Primary School
9082126 Boskenwyn Community Primary School
9082321 Bosvigo School
9082602 Boyton Community Primary School
9083873 Braddock C of E Primary School
9084155 Brannel School
9083381 Breage Church of England School
9082754 Brunel Primary and Nursery School *
9082635 Bude Junior School
9084150 Budehaven Community School
9082413 Bugle School
9082730 Burraton Community Primary School
9084151 Callington Community College *
9082700 Callington Primary School
9082701 Calstock Community Primary School
9084158 Camborne Science and Community College *
9082603 Camelford Community Primary School
9084169 Cape Cornwall School
9082726 Carbeile Junior School
9082503 Cardinham School
9082300 Chacewater Community Primary School
9082449 Charlestown Primary School *
9082615 Coads Green Primary School
9082228 Connor Downs Primary School
9082132 Constantine Primary School
9082121 Coverack Community Primary School
9082103 Crowan Primary School
9082400 Cubert School
9087004 Curnow School
9083383 Cury C of E Primary School
9082226 Cusgarne Community Primary School
9082716 Darite Primary School
9082622 Delabole Community Primary School
9082731 Delaware Community Primary School
9082318 Devoran School
9082710 Dobwalls Community Primary School
9087003 Doubletrees School
9083875 Duloe C of E Voluntary Aided Junior and Infant School
9082605 Egloskerry School
9083893 Falmouth Primary School
9084152 Falmouth School (secondary) *
9083033 Flushing School
9082713 Fourlanesend Community Primary School
9084145 Fowey Community College
9082401 Fowey Primary School
9082439 Foxhole Primary School
9082114 Garras Community Primary School
9082109 Germoe Community Primary School
9082301 Gerrans School
9082100 Godolphin Primary School
9082307 Goonhavern Primary School
9082403 Gorran School
9083034 Grade-Ruan C of E School
9083542 Grampound Road Village C of E School
9083621 Grampound-with-Creed C of E School
9082005 Gulval Community Primary School
9082703 Gunnislake Primary School
9082227 Gwinear Community Primary School
9082128 Halwin School
9082704 Harrowbarrow School (primary) *
9084171 Hayle Community School
9082006 Heamoor Community Primary School
9084146 Helston Community College
9084173 Humphry Davy School
9082240 Illogan School
9082432 Indian Queens Community Primary School and Nursery
9082630 Jacobstow Community Primary School
9082302 Kea Community Primary School
9082208 Kehelland Village School
9082119 Kennall Vale School
9082608 Kilkhampton Junior and Infant School
9083218 King Charles Primary School
9083543 Ladock C of E School
9082112 Landewednack Community Primary School
9082706 Landulph School
9082506 Lanivet Community Primary School
9082508 Lanlivery Community Primary School
9082209 Lanner Primary School
9084009 Launceston College
9082610 Launceston Community Primary School
9082104 Leedstown Community Primary School
9083878 Lerryn C of E Primary School
9082612 Lewannick Community Primary School
9083896 Liskeard Hillfort Primary School
9084167 Liskeard School and Community College
9084168 Looe Community School
9082712 Looe Primary School
9082509 Lostwithiel School
9082032 Ludgvan Community Primary School *
9082510 Luxulyan School
9082238 Mabe Community Primary School
9082113 Manaccan Primary School
9082004 Marazion School
9083183 Marhamchurch C of E VC Primary School
9082741 Marlborough School
9082405 Mawgan-in-Pydar Community Primary School
9083385 Mawnan C of E Voluntary Aided Primary School
9082736 Menheniot Primary School
9082420 Mevagissey Community Primary School
9083879 Millbrook C of E Voluntary Aided Primary School
9082312 Mithian School
9082453 Mount Charles School
9082313 Mount Hawke Academy Primary School *
9084172 Mounts Bay Academy (secondary) *
9082008 Mousehole Community Primary School
9082115 Mullion Community Primary School
9084164 Mullion School
9082116 Mylor Community Primary School
9087005 Nancealverne School
9082028 Nancledra School
9082441 Nanpean Community Primary School
9082134 Nansloe Community Primary School
9082507 Nanstallon Community Primary School
9082751 Newlyn School
9082406 Newquay Junior Academy *
9084165 Newquay Tretherras School (secondary) *
9082628 North Petherwin Primary School
9082617 Otterham Community Primary School
9082511 Padstow School (primary) *
9082133 Parc Eglos School
9082737 Pelynt School
9084166 Penair School: A Science College *
9087002 Pencalenick School (special) *
9082758 Pencoys Primary School
9082023 Pendeen School
9082757 Pennoweth Primary School
9082230 Penpol School
9082213 Penponds School
9084156 Penrice Community College *
9084149 Penryn College *
9082117 Penryn Junior School
9083894 Pensans Primary School
9082718 Pensilva Primary School
9082306 Perran-Ar-Worthal Community Primary School
9082325 Perranporth Community Primary School
9082707 Polperro Community Primary School
9082404 Polruan Community Primary School
9084157 Poltair School
9082748 Pondhu Primary School
9084163 Pool Academy (secondary) *
9082504 Port Isaac Community Primary School
9082749 Porthleven School
9082215 Portreath Community Primary School
9082310 Probus Community Primary School
9083881 Quethiock C of E Voluntary Aided School
9084159 Redruth School: A Technology College
9084160 Richard Lander School
9082521 Robartes Junior School
9082410 Roche Community Primary School
9082241 Rosemellin Community Primary School
9082239 Roskear School
9084143 Saltash community school (secondary) *
9082448 Sandy Hill Academy (primary) *
9082027 Sennen School
9082305 Shortlanesend Community Primary School
9084141 Sir James Smith’s Community School
9083876 Sir Robert Geffery’s Voluntary Aided C of E Primary School *
9082124 Sithney Community Primary School
9082633 South Petherwin Community Primary School
9082314 St Agnes School
9082756 St Breock Primary School *
9082619 St Breward Community Primary School
9085201 St Buryan Primary School *
9083797 St Catherine’s C of E Primary School
9082715 St Cleer Primary School
9082431 St Columb Major Academy (primary) *
9082454 St Columb Minor Academy (primary) *
9082219 St Day and Carharrack Community School
9082752 St Dennis Community Primary School
9083882 St Dominic C of E Volutary Aided School
9082317 St Erme with Trispen Community Primary School
9082231 St Erth Community Primary School
9083891 St Francis C of E Primary School
9082746 St Germans Primary School
9082017 St Hilary School (primary) *
9083715 St Issey Church of England Primary School
9082030 St Ives Infant School *
9082018 St Ives Junior School
9084170 St Ives School, A Technology College
9083463 St John’s Catholic Primary School, Camborne
9082020 St Just Primary School
9082120 St Keverne Community Primary School
9082514 St Kew Community Primary School
9082025 St Levan Community Primary School
9083716 St Mabyn C of E School
9083300 St Maddern’s C of E School, Madron
9083184 St Mark’s C of E Primary School, Morwenstow
9082123 St Martin-in-Meneage Community Primary School
9083887 St Martin’s C of E Voluntary Aided School
9083718 St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Bodmin
9083388 St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Falmouth
9083306 St Mary’s Catholic School, Penzance
9083302 St Mary’s C of E Primary School, Penzance
9083091 St Mary’s C of E School, Truro
9082319 St Mawes Community Primary School
9083884 St Mellion C of E Voluntary Aided School
9083461 St Meriadoc C of E Junior School
9082515 St Merryn School (primary)
9082437 St Mewan Community Primary School *
9083217 St Michael’s Voluntary Controlled C of E Primary School
9082516 St Minver School
9082719 St Neot Community Primary School
9082750 St Newlyn East Primary School
9083886 St Nicolas’ C of E Voluntary Aided School, Downderry
9083892 St Petroc’s C of E Voluntary Aided Primary School
9082438 St Stephen Churchtown Community Primary School
9082723 St Stephens (Saltash) Community Primary School
9082632 St Stephens Community Primary School
9082621 St Teath Community Primary School
9083717 St Tudy C of E Voluntary Aided Primary School
9083301 St Uny C of E School, Carbis Bay
9082444 St Wenn School
9083714 St Winnow C of E School
9082232 Stithians Community Primary School
9082724 Stoke Climsland School
9082747 Stratton Primary School
9082452 Summercourt Community Primary School
9083625 The Bishops C of E Primary School
9084162 The Roseland Community College *
9082326 Threemilestone School
9082623 Tintagel Primary School
9084144 Torpoint Community College
9082125 Trannack Community Primary School
9082634 Tregadillett Community Primary School
9082333 Tregolls School
9082320 Tregony Community Primary School
9082613 Trekenner Community Primary School
9082221 Treleigh Community Primary School
9082234 Treloweth Community Primary School
9082409 Trenance Infant School *
9083885 Trenode C of E School
9082427 Treverbyn Academy (primary) *
9084135 Treviglas Community College
9082522 Trevisker Community Primary School
9082743 Trevithick Learning Academy (primary) *
9082711 Trewidland Community Primary School
9082223 Trewirgie Infant School *
9082222 Trewirgie Junior School *
9082334 Treyew Primary School
9082224 Troon Community Primary School
9082003 Trythall Community Primary School
9082429 Tywardreath School
9082708 Upton Cross Primary School
9083547 Veryan C of E School
9082742 Wadebridge Community Primary School*
9084153 Wadebridge School
9082625 Warbstow Community Primary School
9082233 Weeth Community Primary School
9083390 Wendron C of E Primary School
9082629 Werrington School
9082443 Whitemoor Community Primary School
9082627 Whitstone Community Primary School