Pupil Premium/Disadvantaged Students
The pupil premium is additional funding allocated to schools to help support certain students with the aim of closing the attainment gap between them and their peers. The academy constantly challenges all students so that they achieve the highest levels of attainment whatever their starting point. The pupil premium is therefore a key resource for ensuring the realisation of this inclusive and aspirational ethos.
Those eligible are students who received free school meals in the last 6 years (FSM - Ever 6), are currently in receipt of FSM, and looked after children (LAC) or ever in care (PostLAC). These are referred to as "disadvantaged students". Pupil premium refers to the above groups plus service children. We recognise that not all students who are in need qualify for pupil premium. We therefore reserve the right to allocate the pupil premium funding to support any individual that the school has identified as being in need.
The pupil premium is used to support a range of measures employed by the academy to address the discrepancy in the achievement of FSM/LAC and non FSM/LAC students. The Sutton Trust has undertaken extensive research to investigate the cost and effectiveness of various intervention strategies to improve the achievement of disadvantaged students. Its findings have been used, in part, to inform our pupil premium provision.
We monitor closely the impact of pupil premium funding on students. Where possible, the impact on academic and pastoral outcomes will be evaluated in relation to spending, but for many activities, this is likely to be difficult due to their nature.
The pupil premium funding for 2019-20 was approximately £147,960 where funding is based on the financial, not the academic year. The student level allocated for FSM Ever 6 is £935 and £300 for service children. The funding for LAC students is £2300. We currently have 169 pupil premium students - approx. 18% of the school population. The national average is 28.3%.
We have focussed spending on seven different areas:
- Teaching and Learning
- Behaviour for Learning
- Personal Development
- Transition from Key Stage 2 to 4
- IAG (Information Advice and Guidance)
PUPIL PREMIUM STRATEGY 2020 2021
If you think you could be eligible for pupil premium finding, please contact the Academy.
Year 7 Catch Up Funding
- Total number of Year 7 on roll 203
- Total number of students eligible for Year 7 Catch Up funding 43
- Total amount of Year 7 Catch Up funding received £11,828
Full details can be found here:
2018 – 2019
Details of the impact of Catch Up funding for the academic year 2018-2019 can be found here: