The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to academies and schools by the government to support students, who have registered for Free School Meals in the last six years, are in care or who have parents in the Armed Forces. This funding is given to help narrow the attainment gap between these students and their peers.
The Catch-up Premium is additional funding given to academies and schools by the government to support Year 7 students who have not achieved at least level 4 in reading and/or Mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2. The funding (approximately £500 per student) is used for these students to ‘catch-up’ with their peers in Literacy and Numeracy.
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.
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.
If you would like to find out more please see our Pupil Premium and Catch-up funding reports below: