Pupil Premium and catch-up funding

Purpose

Pupil Premium funding is additional funding allocated to publicly funded schools by the Government. For each student on roll who has received Free School Meals at any point in the last six years, schools receive an additional £935 of funding. There is also additional funding available for students who are children of Service Personnel or looked after (CLA) for 1 day or more/has been adopted from care has left care under; a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangement order. The aim of this funding is to address the national disparity in attainment and progress of Pupil Premium students compared to their non-Pupil Premium peers. The term “disadvantaged” is now used nationally to describe this group of students and to track their progress and achievement.

It is not the funding itself that will improve the attainment gap, but how the academy uses it. Our vision is not merely to narrow gaps but to ensure that every student excels at the academy regardless of their background or prior attainment.

How much do we get?

  • For the year 2015/16 NEW Academy received £ 380,545 in Pupil Premium
  • For the year 2016/17 NEW Academy received £ 270,215 in Pupil Premium
  • For the year 2017/18 Ormiston NEW Academy received £ 372,280 in Pupil Premium
  • For the year 2018/19 Ormiston NEW Academy project to receive £ 306,680 (From January 2018 census)

Vision

Our vision for using this money extends far beyond just narrowing the gaps in attainment between those students who are economically disadvantaged and those who are not. We are determined to ensure all our students have the knowledge skills and personal attributes to be successful in whatever area they wish to pursue. To have high aspirations, self esteem and confidence to achieve their goals in pursuit of excellence.

The NEW 4 strands of intervention

Our strategy for ensuring disadvantaged students are enabled to compete on equal terms when they leave us is divided into four mutually supportive strands Our strategy for ensuring disadvantaged students are enabled to compete on equal terms when they leave us is divided into four mutually supportive strands:

  • Improving academic outcomes
  • Enriching pupils lives through new opportunities and a creative curriculum
  • Encouraging excellence
  • Ensuring that there is no hardship that hinders learning

Measuring impact

In addition to final examinations the impact of the pupil premium is measured every half term in a variety of ways including:In addition to final examinations the impact of the pupil premium is measured every half term in a variety of ways including:

  • Internal academic data tracking including the success of intervention programmes every half term
  • Engagement in after school interventions, clubs and trips
  • Tracking attendance
  • Participation of disadvantaged students in leadership programmes and in all student voice consultations
  • Through Governor’s meetings, education advisor days and OAT scrutiny
  • Through Principal’s reviews
  • Through a Pupil Premium Review (timing tbc)

Find out more

If you would like to find out more please see our Pupil Premium and Catch-up funding reports below:

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