What is the Pupil Premium?
Every school and academy has a duty to ensure that all students are given the best possible chance of achieving their full potential. The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support disadvantaged students and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and academies based on the number of students known to be eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as 'FSM6') and children who have been looked after for one day or more, have been adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005 or left care under a special guardianship order or residence order.
It is for schools and academies to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual students.
Which students are prioritised?
- Free School Meal (FSM6) students and other vulnerable young people who are underachieving or are at risk of underachieving in Key Stage 3;
- Free School Meal (FSM6) students and other vulnerable young people who are underachieving or are at risk of underachieving in Key Stage 4;
- Looked after students that are no longer in receipt of free school meals.
What Information should be published to parents?
As of September 2016, all schools and academies are required to publish their Pupil Premium Strategy. This should include:
For the previous academic year: (2015-2016)
- How the Pupil Premium allocation was spent;
- The impact of the expenditure on eligible and other pupils.
The current academic year: (2016-2017)
- The amount of the school's allocation of Pupil Premium grant;
- Details of the main barriers to educational achievement;
- How the allocation will be spent to address the barriers and why these approaches were taken;
- How the school will measure the impact of the Pupil Premium;
- The date of the next Pupil Premium strategy review.
What is The Farnley Academy's Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-17?
For the academic year 2016-17, The Farnley Academy has been allocated £392,210.
Under the strategic leadership of our Assistant Principal, Ms Bradford, we have identified the following barriers to educational achievement faced by our young people in receipt of the Pupil Premium:
Our Pupil Premium Strategy for 2016-17 is therefore focussed on addressing these barriers in order to ensure our less advantaged youngsters have the same equality of opportunity as their peers.
Click Here to download the Pupil Premium Strategy for 2016-17
What was The Farnley Academy's Pupil Premium Strategy 2015-16 and how did it impact on eligible and other students?
- Last year, our Strategy focussed on four strands:
- Student Outcomes (total spend £177,455)
- Teaching and Learning (total spend (91,740)
- Personal Development, Behaviour and Safety (total spend £69, 486)
- Leadership and Management (total spend £12,560)
Click Here to download the 2016 GCSE Results
Click Here to download the Enrichment and Extra-Curricular Data
Click Here to download the Attendance Data
Click Here to download the NEET Data
Could your child be eligibility for Free School Meals?
If you wish to check your child's eligibility for Pupil Premium or free school meals you are welcome to contact the Academy for advice and support. Please ask to speak with one of the following people:
Mrs Bradford, Assistant Principal
Mrs Green, Attendance Improvement Officer for Years 7-9
Miss Lye, Attendance Improvement Officer for years 10 and 11
Parents/carers in England do not have to pay for school meals if they receive any of the following:
- Income Support
- Income-Based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Income related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
- Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Pupil Premium is an important payment for schools and a really good opportunity for eligible parents to get even more support for their children in schools.
If you think your child may possibly be eligible for free school meals, even if you don't want your child to eat school meals, please call into the Academy to collect a claim form. If you would like assistance in completing the form, this can be arranged.
Every child who is eligible generates valuable income for the Academy which we are able to spend on supporting young people to reach their potential.