The Government provides academies and schools with additional funding to help reduce inequalities and gaps in attainment between those students who are on free school meals (FSM) and their peers. This funding is called the Pupil Premium.
To see if you are eligible and to apply for Pupil Premium funding please visit:- www.westnorthants.gov.uk/schools-and-education/free-school-meals-and-pupil-premium
Every academy and school can select how they choose to use their Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for students. Every school needs to be held accountable for how this money is spent, which is why we make details of how it is used available on our website.
The DFE offer the following guidance on how the Pupil Premium is to be spent:
In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility…[Schools] will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families.
The purpose of the information in the documents available to download from this page is to inform parents, carers and governors how much Pupil Premium and Sports Premium was received by Falconer's Hill Academy, how it was spent and the impact it had on pupils’ achievement. It also outlines the proposal for how Pupil Premium will be spent.
A detailed breakdown of the Pupil Premium and Sports Premium plans are available to download below.
Pupil Premium: overview - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
The Government also provides academies and schools with funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. This means that the premium should develop or add tot he PE and sport activities that we already offer or to make improvements that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years. This funding is called Sport Premium.