Pupil Premium & Catch-Up

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

The impact and spending strategy for pupil premium funding is reviewed at every Academy Council/ Rapid Improvement Board meeting. The annual review is published on the academy’s website in September each year.

The main barriers to achievement for disadvantaged pupils in this academy are:

  • Low attendance and punctuality
  • The quality of teaching in the classroom
  • The quality of behaviour in the classroom
  • The impact of Covid 19 and lockdown on effective learning routines, academic motivation and mental health

Total pupil premium funding for current year: £538,000

Pupil premium expenditure plan 2020/21: £538293

The report below outlines how funding was spent in 2019-2020 and how it will be spent in 2020-2021, as well as outlining the principles upon which decisions are made. The report covering the period 2020-2021 will be available in September 2021.

Year 7 Literacy & Numeracy Catch-Up

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium provides state-funded schools with additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in Reading or Mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2).

The 2019-2020 report can be found below. Evaluation of the strategies have not taken place as pupils were not based in the Academy for the majority of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Covid-19 Catch-Up Premium Report can also be found below.