Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional funding, from the Government, provided to schools for supporting more children from low income families to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all others. This enables us to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

There are three categories of children that qualify for Pupil Premium:

•Children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM)

•Looked After Children (LAC)

•Armed Forces children

Pupil Premium is allocated to schools with students who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years. Secondary Schools (up to Year 11) FSM receive £935 and Looked After Children receive £2300.

Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying school’s budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable students. This is because the school is best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual students for whom they are responsible.

At Barbara Priestman Academy we pride ourselves on ensuring that our pupil premium allocation per child is spent in a bespoke way suited to the individual needs of the student.  Through our consultations with parents, carers and of course the students we endeavor to spend the money in the most appropriate way.

Currently, 35% of our students are eligible for the Pupil Premium grant.

All our staff and trustees accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ students and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within a caring environment.

The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium will support us in achieving our vision.

Pupil Premium Grant 2019 -2020

Number of students on roll 161
Number of students eligible for PPG 56 including 10 LAC, 6 Post LAC
Total Grant £50,080

2019-2020 Pupil Premium Plan

2019-2020 Pupil Premium Review

Pupil Premium Grant 2018 -2019

Number of students on roll 150
Number of students eligible for PPG 49 including 6 LAC, 3 Post LAC
Total Grant £56,230 (before top slice from LAs for LAC pupils)

PPG Summary 18-19

Pupil Premium Plan 18-19

Pupil Premium Grant 2017-2018

Number of students on roll 134
Number of students eligible for PPG 40
Total Grant  £40,593

Please click below to see the Pupil premium Grant planned expenditure for 2017 – 2018

Pupil Premium Plan 17-18

Pupil Premium Grant Review 17-18

Review of BPA PPG expenditure 17-18

Year 7 Catch Up Grant

The literacy and numeracy catch- up premium provides the academy with an additional £500 for each
year 7 pupil who did not make at least level 4 in reading and/ or maths at the end of key stage 2.
This is the case for all of our year 7 students.

Year 7 catch up money is being used to fund a range of strategies aimed to improve transition and access to the curriculum.
Many of our students find the demands of the more formal secondary curriculum challenging.

The impact of these strategies will be measured against literacy and numeracy targets based on our academy target setting rationale and also data such as Behaviour Watch data and SLP targets which are reviewed termly.

BPA Year 7 Catch Up Plan 2019-2020

BPA Year 7 Catch Up Plan Final 2018-19

BPA Year 7 Catch Up plan 2018-19

Year 7 Catch Up Funding 17/18