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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 2018-19, 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 2018-19

The Pupil Premium funding at Wayland Academy Norfolk (WAN) for the academic year 2018-19 will be approximately £144,000.  The academy has received approximately £935 for each disadvantaged student categorised 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 135 which is around 30% of the academy’s cohort.

Details of how the money was spent in 2017-18 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.

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 2018/19

Funding for the academic year 2018-19 will be approximately £13,000, the same overall amount of Year 7 Catch-up premium funding we received in 2017-18 adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of the Year 7 cohort, based census. 

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 raise mathematics levels, in particular numeracy age 

The allocation of Catch-up funding is incorporated in the Pupil Premium spend.