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/ Academy 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

The Pupil Premium Report below outlines how funding was spent in 2020-2021, as well as outlining the principles upon which decisions are made.

Note: The Additional Funding Spending Plan for 2021-2022 will be available shortly (added 27/09/2021).

Catch-Up Premium

In June 2020 the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID19). The funding was put in place to:

  • ensure schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for missed learning
  • provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help

The Catch-Up Premium Report 2020-2021 below outlines how funding was spent at The Bulwell Academy.

Note: The Spending Plan for Catch-up Funding 2021-2022 will be available shortly (added 27/09/2021).