The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding given to schools and academies to:
- raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers
- support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces
It was first introduced in April 2011. Detailed information regarding our Pupil Premium Strategy can be found in the uploaded documents to the right of this page. The information within the ‘Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-19’ explains the main barriers to learning and education our eligible pupils face, how we plan to draw on the funding to overcome this and how we intend to measure the impact and see success of the spend. Our governors help leaders to monitor and review the impact of the Pupil Premium as part of our plan through the year at sub-committee and Full Governing Body level. This document also reports on the impact of our Pupil Premium Strategy for 2017-18.
FUNDING ALLOCATION FOR 2018 – 2019
- £221,226 in total
- £1,320 for each eligible primary aged pupil.
- £1,400 for each Looked After Child (Islington Virtual School Retains £500 per child)
- £300 for each Service Child.
The Department for Education has clear expectations how the Pupil Premium Grant may be spent:
- for the purposes of the school, ie, for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school;
- for the benefit of pupils registered at other maintained schools or academies;
- on community facilities, eg, services whose provision furthers any charitable purpose for the benefit of pupils at the school or their families, or people who live or work in the locality in which the school is situated.
KEY PRINCIPLES FOR USING THE PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT AT THE NEW NORTH ACADEMY
- New North has an academy-wide commitment to raise achievements for all pupils, but recognise the significance of ensuring the achievement of those children who are eligible for Pupil Premium who face additional barriers to education
- New North Academy creates an overall package of support aimed to tackle the range of barriers
- New North Academy directs resources and interventions to accelerate progress of eligible pupils and close the attainment gap compared to their peers.
- New North Academy uses data to carefully track the impact of targeted spending (interventions, projects or pedagogy) on attainment and progress of eligible pupils.
- New North Academy ensures class teachers, phase leaders and subject leaders know which pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium so they can take responsibility for accelerating progress and accountability is shared across the academy.
- The Governing Body is ambitious for pupils and closely monitors the academy’s effectiveness in closing the gap between different groups of pupils.