You are here

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Introduction to the Pupil Premium Grant

Pupil Premium funding is allocated to Local Authorities and schools, with students on roll in January that were known to have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any time, in the last six years. Schools have the freedom to spend the Pupil Premium, which is additional to the underlying academy budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable students. Schools are encouraged to publicise the Pupil Premium to parents and carers, in order that the school receives their maximum Pupil Premium entitlement, for students who are eligible for FSM.

For 2016-2017, schools will continue to receive the Pupil Premium for children in care (from the first day of care), referred to as 'Looked After Children' (LAC).

Schools will also continue to receive the Pupil Premium for children of parents serving in the armed forces, to address the emotional and social well-being of these students.

Pupil Premium Funding for 2016/17

The Pupil Premium funding at WAN for the academic year 2016-17 will be £161,940.  The academy has received £935 for each disadvantaged student categorized as FSM6 (pupils eligible for free school meals in the last 6 years), £300 for each pupil from a service family and £1900 for each looked after child. The number of pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium this year is 186 (32% of the cohort).

Details of how the money was spent in 2015-16 and the impact this had on progress and attainment can be found in the attached document: Pupil Premium strategy statement.  This document also outlines our strategy for improving pupil progress and outcomes this year and includes a forecast of expenditure.

Pupil Premium Review June 2017

An external Pupil Premium Review was conducted on the 9th June 2017 by Brian Conway a National Leader in Education and CEO of St John the Baptist Catholic MAT. A copy of this External Review is available below.

Pupil Premium - Destinations 2016

Provisional figures show that of the 39 pupils eligible for Pupil Premium in Year 11 during Academic Year 2015-16:

  • 3 % progressed onto an Apprenticeship
  • 15% progressed into a Sixth Form Institution outside the TEN Group
  • 38% progressed onto a Further Education programme with the TEN Group (at City College, Norwich)
  • 31%  progressed onto a Further Education programme outside the TEN Group (at Easton College, College of West Anglia or Access to music)
  • 5% moved out of county

This means that there was 92% progression of students with 3 pupils in transition (awaiting confirmation of destination).

Year 7 Catch-up Premium Grant

Introduction to the Year 7 Catch-up Premium

The Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium grant is paid to schools under Section 14 of the Education Act 2002. The basis on which it is calculated is the number of Year 7 students recorded on the October school census and recorded in the key stage 2 assessment data as not having achieved level 4, 5 or 6 in reading or mathematics.

Year 7 Catch-up Premium Grant 2016/17

Funding for the the academic year 2016-17 will be £19,000, the same overall amount of Year 7 Catch-up premium funding we received in 2015-16 adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of the Year 7 cohort, based on the October 2016 census. 

For the Academic Year 2015-16, the Academy recorded 38 students who fell below this required level, and as such the school received a grant of £19,000 to support these students to improve their numeracy and literacy levels. The Academy has had confirmation that we will receive the same overall amount of year 7 catch-up premium funding we received in 2015 to 2016, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their year 7 cohort, based on the October 2016 census. Support will continue to be provided for these students, as they progress through to Years 8 and 9.

Objectives in Spending the Year 7 Catch-up Premium Grant

The objectives in spending the Year 7 Catch-up Premium Grant are:

  • To raise literacy levels, in particular the reading age, to above the floor standard (ie old level 4, 5 or 6)
  • To raise mathematics levels, in particular numeracy age, to above the floor standard (ie old level 4, 5 or 6)

Details of how the money was spent in 2015-16 and the impact this had on progress and attainment can be found in the attached document ‘Year 7 Catch-up Expenditure and Impact 2015-16’.   Information about the previous year is also available under ‘Year 7 Catch-up Expenditure and impact 2014-15’.  The document ‘Catch-up Premium Forecast Expenditure 2016-17’ outlines our strategy for improving pupil progress and outcomes this year and includes a forecast of expenditure.