Narrowing the Gap: Pupil Premium Spending

The attached report, prepared by the Principal, was approved by the Governors in November 2016.  The plan outlines how the Premium was spent in 2015-2016 and how it will be spent in the year ahead, 2016-2017.  The report also outlines the principles upon which decisions are made.  To read the full report, please click here.

The Bulwell Academy is an average-sized secondary school with a sixth form. It has a subject specialism in Business and Enterprise. The Academy is jointly sponsored by The Edge Foundation and Thomas Telford School. The proportion of students for whom the Academy receives Pupil Premium funding is 62.5%; well above the national average.

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 disabled students and those who have special educational needs is 21%; 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.