Grants

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)

•Children Looked After (CLA)

•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 Children Looked After receive £1900.

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, 24% 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 2016 – 2017

Number of students on roll 136
Number of students eligible for PPG 39
Total Grant expected £39000

Please click below to see the Pupil premium Grant planned expenditure for 2016 – 2017

Pupil Premium Grant 16-17

 

Pupil Premium Grant 2015 – 2016

Number of students on roll 129
Number of students eligible for PPG 26 x FSM
5 x CLA
Amount of PPG received per student 26 x £900
5 x £1900
Total amount of Pupil Premium grant received £30,810

Please click below to see the Pupil premium Grant planned expenditure for 2015 – 2016

Pupil Premium Grant 15-16 Plan

 

Pupil Premium Grant 2014 – 2015

Number of students on roll 122
Number of students eligible for free school meals 19 x £935
Number of students eligible for LAC 5 x £1300
Total amount of Pupil Premium grant received £24, 265

 

Pupil Premium Grant expenditure 2013-2014

Number of students on roll 121
Number of students eligible for free school meals 19 x £935
Number of students eligible for LAC 7 x £935
Total amount of Pupil Premium grant received £24310

 

Pupil Premium Grant expenditure 2012-1013

Number of students on roll 119
Number of students eligible for free school meals 16 x £623
Number of students eligible for LAC 2 x £623
Total Pupil Premium Funding 2012/2013 £11,214

Pupil Premium Intervention Information

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 part fund an additional teaching assistant working within this year group. This is to support the transition from a primary based curriculum to a more formal secondary curriculum. Many of our students find the demands of the more formal secondary curriculum challenging.

 

At the beginning of the academic year teachers set a prediction for all students in year seven for each strand of maths and English. These predictions were based on the student’s historical progress and Progression guidance. A minimum expectation was that all students would be on track to make a rate of progress that would see their attainment fall into the median quartile.