The government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
It is for schools to decide how the pupil premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
New measures have been included in the performance tables that capture the achievement of those disadvantaged students covered by the pupil premium. From September 2012, academies and schools have been required to publish online information about how the premium has been used.
Attached below is the pupil premium spending impact statement for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017, plus our plans for the 2017-2018 academic year.
NCEA – Pupil Premium plans for 2018-19
NCEA – Pupil Premium impact statement 2017-2018
NCEA – Pupil Premium impact statement 2016-2017
NCEA – Pupil Premium impact statement 2015-2016
Year 7 catch-up grant
As part of our commitment to ensure that all of the students who attend the National Church of England Academy, we have a number of bespoke packages in order to diminish the difference between groups of students. Several of these packages can be seen in the Pupil Premium Plan and the Pupil Premium Plan Impact Statement.
Alongside the Pupil Premium Grant, the literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives state-funded schools, including special schools and alternative provision settings, additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2. This money is used by schools and academies to provide interventions which will help those students catch up in English and mathematics with their peers.
Further information can be found here.
NCEA – Year 7 catch-up grant 2018-19 report
NCEA – Catch-up funding statement December 2018
NCEA – Year 7 catch-up grant 2017-2018 report
NCEA – Information about year 7 catch-up grant