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.
Pupil Premium spending impact statements
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.
Information on Catch-up grant
16 - 19 Tuition Fund (2021 - 2022 Academic Year)
What is the 16-19 tuition fund?
The 16-19 tuition fund has been extended for a further two years into the 2023 to 2024 academic year. It is ring fenced funding for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus. The funding should be used to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted. Although the actual tuition does not need to be for GCSE English or maths, the students supported all need to be those who had not achieved grade 4 /5 in at least one of those subjects at this level by age 16. It can also be used to support students who have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths and are from an economically disadvantaged background and need catch-up support. These are defined as students from the 27% most economically deprived areas of the country based on the index of multiple deprivation.
How will we use the 16-19 tuition fund?
The National Church of England Academy is eligible to receive money from this fund for small group tuition. We will be using this funding to support students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and those who have not yet achieved a grade 4 in English and/or maths at GCSE. We will be prioritising those students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) where appropriate. This tuition will be in addition to students' normal timetabled GCSE English and maths lessons and will be in groups of no more than 5. Once we have prioritised those students without a grade 4 in English and/or maths, we will look to provide tuition to students who have not yet achieved a grade 5.