Narrowing the Gap: Pupil Premium Spending

Pupil Premium Spending 2016-2018

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 proportion of students for whom the Academy receives Pupil Premium funding is 64.4%; well above the national average.

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.

The attached report outlines how the funding was spent in 2016-2017 and how it will be spent in the year ahead, 2017-2018.  The report also outlines the principles upon which decisions are made.  To read the full report, please click here.

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.

The attached 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.  To read the full report, please click here.