Pupil Premium governor: Nicholas Ford The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is extra funding to raise achievement and improve outcomes for students. The level of funding is dependent on the numbers of students on roll in Essa Academy (in years 7-11) who were eligible for free school meals, who were looked after children or were from families with parents in the Armed Forces. The most recent formula for calculating Pupil Premium Grant is based on students who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the previous 6 years (the ‘ever 6’ calculation).
In the academic year 2017-18 the Pupil Premium will be: £935 per student Year 7 – 11 £1900 for any student who has been in local authority care for one day or more; leaves local authority care if adopted; leaves local authority care under a special guardianship order or a residence order; recorded as both eligible for free school meals in the last six years and as being looked after (or as having left local-authority care)
Senior Leaders are required to account for how they spend their Pupil Premium funding, and it is required that the impact of each spend is evaluated. This ensures that the funding best suits the needs of the students at Essa Academy, and allows every student to achieve.