The Thomas Hardye School

Statutory Information

The Secretary of State for Education has, from September 2012, instructed all schools to display certain items of information on their websites. Some of this information is duplicated in other areas of this website, but in summary, the information required is shown below.

Name and Address

See Contact page

Admission arrangements

Link to to view our Admissions policy

Download Admissions Appeals Timetable

For further information on Admissions see this page

Charging and Remissions Policy

The Thomas Hardye School Charging and Remissions Policy can be found here.

Ofsted

Our most recent whole school inspection was carried out in March 2015, when Thomas Hardye School was judged to be outstanding.

An inspection of the school’s literacy and numeracy provision was undertaken in February 2009, when provision was also judged to be outstanding.

Link to the 2015 Ofsted report

Equality

Single Equalities (June 2016)

Equality Objectives (2016-20)

 

Key Stage 4 Results 2017

Progress 8 score:  +0.36

Attainment 8 score:  50.2

Grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSE:  54%

Achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above:  29%

Entering EBacc:  57%

Staying in education or entering employment:  97%

 

School Performance Tables

Link to the Department for Education’s (DfE) school performance tables for Thomas Hardye.

www.education.gov.uk/cgi-bin/schools/performance/school.pl?urn=137163

This details the summary of results at Key Stage 4 (GCSE or equivalent) and Key Stage 5 (A Level or equivalent).

Curriculum

Full information regarding the curriculum on offer to students is available in the Curriculum area of this website, including a summary of courses and other information relevant to each subject area.

Behaviour Policy

The Thomas Hardye School Behaviour Policy can be found here.

 

Pupil Premium

Pupil premium is additional funding the school receives for students who are:

  • Eligible for and in receipt of Free School Meals, or have been in the last 6 years
  • Looked after children
  • Children of members of HM Armed Services

In 2016/17 the school received £156000
In 2017/18 the expected funding is approximately £160000


Purpose of Pupil Premium
There is a significant difference in the achievements of students who are eligible for Pupil Premium support and those who are not. The additional funding allows the school to put in place strategies and resources which are designed to reduce this achievement gap.
The Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher have been on specific training in the use of pupil premium and continue to look for examples of good practice.

How Pupil Premium is being used
We have looked carefully at the evidence and research about the most effective ways to use the Pupil Premium funding, as well as evaluating the impact of Pupil Premium work in the Thomas Hardye School. We are aiming to eliminate the variation in performance between pupil premium and non pupil premium examination performance, as well as ensuring that all students have equal access to educational opportunities. Currently the funding is being spent on the following:

  • The school is organised to ensure that Pupil Premium students can be carefully monitored within their college. Each college has a Guidance Leader and Deputy College Leader who have a particular responsibility for the progress and welfare of Pupil Premium students.
  • 1:1 and small group tuition in Maths, English, and Science
  • Broadening the curriculum on offer so that it is as inclusive as possible, the introduction of media studies and a digital literacy option including the ECDL.
  • A subsidised breakfast club to encourage the best start to the day.
  • Raising student aspirations and making students aware of future opportunities including apprenticeships, high performing universities, and high level apprenticeships.
  • All year 10 Pupil Premium students had a practice interview with a member of the local business community.
  • Homework clubs where Pupil Premium students also have access to ICT resources.
  • Improved data and tracking systems, including specialist work by the school’s data manager
  • Enabling Pupil Premium students to participate in the full range of extra-curricular activities (both in and out of school) and to take part in the school visits both in the UK and abroad.
  • Materials and equipment for individual students including a comprehensive range of revision guides and other aids to study.
  • Support for exam revision.
  • Improved monitoring of attendance through the schools attendance officers, and support for attendance issues.
  • In school support and counselling to help students with emotional and well-being issues.
  • Extra ICT resources, including iPads have been bought for the use of Pupil Premium students.
  • Guest speakers to raise aspirations and enhance the curriculum.
  • Practical projects.
  • Cashless catering has been introduced to improve the experience of FSM pupils.
  • Music tuition.

Monitoring and Impact
Every student eligible for Pupil Premium is individually monitored by their Deputy College Leader and detailed records are kept of all interventions and support, academic progress, attendance, participation and well-being through the SIMS system.
When data is collected about the progress of students, pupil premium progress is also identified as a category.

Progress 2016-17
Pupil premium students in the Thomas Hardye School continued to make better progress than this group of students nationally. Their progress is broadly in line with non pupil premium students nationally.

The value added score for PP students is 1002, against 1019 for non PP students. (The most recent national figures are 976.3 and 1008.5 respectively.) The gap is 17 points which has decreased from 22 points. The prior attainment of this pupil premium cohort was weaker and this is reflected in the attainment data.
The progress 8 score for pupil premium students was -0.01, compared with -0.07 the previous year. The gap in progress 8 scores between Pupil Premium and non Pupil Premium students decreased by 0.02. This follows a narrowing of the progress 8 gap of 0.25 in the previous year.
The gap for PP students attaining 5 A* to C including English and Maths compared to  for non PP students achieving at the same level, increased by 10%. (PP 47% NPP 77%)

The gap for PP students making expected progress in English compared to non PP students, increased by 2%.
The gap for PP students making expected progress in Maths compared to non PP students, increased by 4%.
The gap for PP students making better than expected progress in English compared to non PP students increased by 4%.
The gap for PP students making better than expected progress in Maths compared to non PP students increased by 12%.
The gap in the percentage of students passing English with a grade 4 or above increased by 9%
The gap in the percentage of students passing Maths with a grade 4 or above increased by 6%.The percentage of PP students achieving the Ebac decreased by 6% .

Interventions

Some of the interventions that took place:
All 161 pupil premium students were mentored by their Deputy College Leader and tutor along with support from SLT. Their attendance was tracked and their progress in subjects specifically monitored.
All year 11 pupil premium students were offered free revision guides for their GCSEs along with support to organise revision.
All year 11 pupil premium students were invited to a weekly maths club with refreshments.
All pupil premium students were given the opportunity to take advantage of breakfast club.
48 pupil premium students used targeted revision and homework clubs.
63 pupil premium students received subject specific support.
28 pupil premium students received ongoing support from the guidance leaders.
All pupil premium students were offered financial help to fund educational related trips.
All predicted and potential data for year 11 students ensured that pupil premium progress was being monitored in all subject areas.
All year 10 pupil premium students took part in a day with a visiting business leader develop their  aspirations and interview skills.
All pupil premium students in year 8 have their transition into year 9.monitored through the colleges and Deputy College leaders.
6 Year 9 pupil premium students in maths took part in practical projects with horticultural planters.
12 pupil premium students had enhanced opportunities in conjunction with Kingston Maurward.
4 pupil premium Students received free music tuition.

Pupil Premium Sep 16- Aug 17

Income

156,253

Expenditure

Curriculum Access

Books and Materials

8000

Uniform* / Locker keys

130

Photocopying/Stationery/Postage

100

ICT

400

Training

490

Trips and Visits

3500

External Providers

4,200

Vehicle hire/transport

1,861

 

Catering Costs

1,059

 

Curriculum Development

Pathways Course with

15500

Kingston Maurward

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support

Deputy College Leaders

21,840

Guidance Leaders

120,791

Maths interventions & ATAC

10,095

English interventions & ATAC

10,095

 

Effective Tracking

Data manager

1,789

Attendance

3,570

Career guidance

2,040

 

 

 

Expenditure

205,460

 

 

 

Main School Budget Contribution

49,207

 

 

 

*Other uniform funds are available


 

Special Educational Needs

Link to our Special Educational Needs Policy.

Equality Objectives

Safeguarding Policy

The Thomas Hardye School Safeguarding Policy - Child Protection procedures can be found here.

The DfE document: Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016 (**NEW SEP 2016**) can be found here.

And the Support document for School Staff: Keeping children safe in education: information for all school and college staff can be found here.

 

Attendance Information