Pupil Premium at St. Peter’s Cross Keys Academy
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.
It was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).
Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after by the local authority continuously for more than six months, children who have been adopted from care or who are placed under a Special Guardianship Order and children of service personnel.
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 peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Pupil Premium Income at St. Peter’s Cross Keys:
Academic Year 2020-2021: Estimated £30,900
Academic Year 2019-2020: £25,702
Academic Year 2018-2019: £25,817
Academic Year 2017-2018: £30,107
Academic Year 2016-2017 : £35,351
Academic Year 2015-2016 : £34,805
On its own, funding for each child is not as effective as combining funds to provide a better quality and range of support, and opportunity for the children. The progress of each eligible child is rigorously tracked and the following information explains how funds are deployed in the school.
Impact of The Pupil Premium at St. Peter's Cross Keys Academy
Due to low numbers receiving the pupil premium, detailed reports are not placed onto the website as this would enable identification of individual children. However, the Head Teacher provides detailed tracking of these children's progress through reports to the academy local governing body at our termly governors meetings. Governors are able to audit the impact of the various areas of spend, evaluate their effectiveness and challenge the Head Teacher on its application.
Furthermore the school receives regular visits from School Improvement Officers from the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham Multi Academy Trust (SNMAT) and a review of the spending and the impact of pupil premium funding is rigorously reviewed to ensure that pupil progress is being achieved.
Typically the SNMAT review data at least once per term and local governors review at our local full governing body meetings which are held once per school term. Data is also reviewed and discussed when governors conduct school visits.