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 2022-2023: £48,894
Academic Year 2021-2022: £34,435
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.
The government introduced the Recovery Premium to support catch-up programmes post Covid. These amounts are reported alongside the impact of the Pupil Premium.
Recovery Premium Income at St. Peter's Cross Keys:
Academic Year 2022-2023: £4,277
Academic Year 2021-2022: £3,371
Impact of The Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium at St. Peter's Cross Keys Academy
The Head Teacher provides tracking of the impact of both Premium's through progress 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 Academy 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. The school uses the template below to show how it spends its allocations.