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 have been in the care of the Local Authority, or are children of Service Personnel. 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.
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.
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:
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:
If you would like to find out more please see our Pupil Premium and Catch-up funding reports below: