Pupil Premium (PP) funding is additional to main school funding, and is to be focussed on closing the inequalities gap 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.
The academy's pupil premium grant allocation for 2017-18 is £212,500.
The government has delegated how this money should be spent to school leaders as they feel they are best placed to decide how to use the pupil premium. Montsaye Academy is held accountable for the decisions they make through:
- The performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
- The Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the progress of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium
- The reports for parents that schools have to publish online
Academies are required to publish information about their PP funding on their website .We have published the school’s pupil premium allocation in respect of the current academic year; details of how it is intended that the allocation will be spent; details of how the previous academic year’s allocation was spent, and the impact of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school, in respect of whom grant funding was allocated.
The date of the next review of the school’s pupil premium strategy will be in early October 2018.