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.
Details of how we plan to allocate our pupil premium and the impact it has previously made can be found in the documents at the bottom of this page.
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 Purpose Of Pupil Premium
The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals and allocated to a school as a proportion of any children who have been receiving FSM in the previous 6 years.
The Pupil Premium funding that is received by St Ann’s Well Academy is used in a variety of ways in order to improve pupil attainment and to help overcome any barriers to learning. This extra money is specifically targeted for the most disadvantaged children.
We value all children equally whatever their background, and aim to provide a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere that does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, culture, religion or ability.
Quality first teaching have been timetabled to allow modelled and scaffolded teaching available for vulnerable groups. This allows us to give every child the chance to go as far as their abilities and effort can carry them and close the gap.
In addition, our school uses the pupil premium funding to:
- Support intervention groups to boost learning
- Provide booster groups after school
- Subsidise school trips and events.
- Subsidise some activities and trips for extended learning opportunities.
- Enables small intensive reading and phonics groups to take place.
- Provision of social and emotional worker.
Information about the pupil premium impact for previous years and planned spend for 2023-24 is available below.
- Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2023-24
- Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2022-23
- Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021-22
Applying for Free School Meals
To find out if you qualify for Free School Meals telephone the following number confidentially: Telephone 0115 9155808
You will need to supply your name, address and National Insurance Number, and they will inform you straight away if you qualify for free school meals and notify the school on your behalf.