The academy receives additional funding in three main areas; Pupil Premium Grant, Catch-Up Grant and Covid 19 funding. Please see below for the spending strategies and impact.
The Pupil Premium funding is allocated to schools to support students who have been registered for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).
The Government believes that Pupil Premium, funding 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 peers.
Pupil Premium funding is available to schools to support those pupils who fall into the categories below:
- Free School Meals (FSM) (or have been in receipt during the last 6 years “Ever6”),
• Children who are looked after (Looked After Children)
• Children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
• Children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002
• and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order
Year 7 literacy and numeracy Catch-Up funding
The literacy and numeracy Catch-Up funding provides schools with additional funding to support students who did not achieve the expected standard in their Key Stage 2 SATS assessments.
Covid 19 Funding
The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. This funding includes:
- a one-off universal £650 million catch up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time
- a £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help, which includes:
School allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis.
Mainstream school will get £80 for each pupil in from reception to year 11 inclusive.
Special, AP and hospital schools will get £240 for each place for the 2020 to 2021 academic year.
We have applied additional weighting to specialist settings, recognising the significantly higher per pupil costs they face. A typical primary school of 200 pupils will receive £16,000 while a typical secondary school of 1,000 pupils will receive £80,000.