What is the pupil premium?
In April 2011, the Government announced the launch of ‘Pupil Premium Grant’ (PPG).
The purpose of this funding to schools is to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is paid by means of a specific grant based on school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for Free School Meals in reception to Year 11. This entitlement has now been extended to the “Ever6” (been entitled to a Free School Meals over the past 6 years). For looked after children the disadvantaged students was calculated using the Looked After Children data returns. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well‐being of these pupils.
Full details of how we spent our pupil premium allocation can be found here Excelsior Academy Pupil Premium 2016-2017
Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium
The Government has allocated funding to schools to support pupils who do not attain Level 4 in Literacy and Mathematics at the end of their primary schooling.
For full details of how the Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium is spent at Excelsior Academy please view the full report here Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium
PE and Sport Premium (Primary Schools)
Funding for primary school sport funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
For full details of how the PE and Sport Premium (Primary Schools) is spent at Excelsior Academy please view the full report here PE and Sports Premium Funding