Pupil Premium and Year 7 Catch-up Funding

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At Marshalls Park Academy we recognise that we have students from disadvantaged backgrounds that may need additional support to reach their full potential. We appreciate that although there may be a variety of complex reasons that may contribute to their difficulties, we will help them overcome such barriers. We will employ a range of positive strategies and interventions to ensure that they leave us achieving academically and securing positive future outcomes.

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives for its pupils. This additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gaps in attainment and achievement between them and their peers. It is targeted at students:

  • who are currently entitled to free school meals
  • who have been entitled to free school meals at some point within the previous 6 years
  • who are in Local Authority Care or have been for 1 day or more
  • who were recently adopted from care
  • who are the children of service personnel

Nationally, pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in their school career have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible. The main, but not sole, purpose of the Pupil Premium is to help bridge these attainment gaps.

The Pupil Premium provides funding for pupils:

  • who have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) at any point in the past 6 years (£935 per child)
  • who have been in local authority care for 1 day or more (£1900 per child)
  • for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces (£300 per child)
  • who have been adopted from care, or left care under a special guardianship order or a residence order (£1900 per child)

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 students who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).

Our key objectives

To create an ethos of achievement for all of our disadvantaged students

To enhance positive behaviour for learning, attendance and punctuality

To create positive learning opportunities and life opportunities for our disadvantaged students

To diminish the difference in attainment and progress between our PP and non PP students

To provide enrichment and equal educational experiences for all of our disadvantaged students, ensuring that the PP funding makes a significant impact on their education and lives.