Pupil Premium Spending


Pupil Premium funding is an additional government funding for students in the care of the local authority and those known to be eligible for free school meals. 

The Bulwell Academy is an average-sized secondary school with a sixth form. It has a subject specialism in Business and Enterprise. On May 1st 2018, Creative Educational Trust became the sponsor for the Academy. The proportion of students for whom the Academy receives Pupil Premium funding is 64.4%; well above the national average (29.1%). Pupil Premium funding is an additional government funding for children known to be eligible for free school meals, Forces children and looked after children.

The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs is 26.1% this is above the national average. This figure accounts for students who are classified as being at the Special Educational Needs/Disabilities Support (SS) stage on the Inclusion Register. The Academy also has specially resourced provision for students with autism.

To read the full Pupil Premium Report, please click here.

The report outlines how funding was spent in 2017-2018 and how it will be spent in 2018-2019, as well as outlining the principles upon which decisions are made. The report covering the period 2018-2020 will be available in November 2019.


To read the full report

regarding Y7 Numeracy &

Literacy Catch-up Funding,

please click here

The report outlines how the funding was spent in 2016-2017 and how it will be spent in the year ahead, 2017-2018.  The report outlines the teaching strategies to improve numeracy and literacy and the impact / outcomes of those strategies.  The report covering the period 2017-2019 will be available in November 2018.


Year 7 Numeracy & Literacy

Catch-up Funding 2016-2018

The Department for Education (DfE) provided additional funding for all students in Year 7 from 2012 onwards who achieved below their age related expectations at the end of KS2.

This additional funding is to be used by schools/academies to provide literacy and numeracy catch-up support for Year 7 students. It is designed to help students catch up as quickly as possible.

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium provides schools with an additional £500 for each year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2.