Academy funding

A copy of our funding agreement can be viewed here.

Our Value for Money Statement can be viewed here.

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 children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit.  However, they are held accountable for how they use the additional funding to support identified young people.  New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.

From September 2012, we are also required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium. This ensures that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.

  • For the Financial Year 2014-2015, the details of our spending can be found here.
  • For the Financial Year 2015-2016, the details or our spending and its impact can be found here.

More detailed information is available on request. 

Literacy and numeracy catch-up premium

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).  Schools receive £500 for each pupil in year 7 who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading or maths at the end of KS2.  Details about our spending can be accessed here.

Sports premium

Since the introduction of the sports premium grant in September 2013, we have received a total amount of £14,341. We are using this funding in line with our sports premium plan to engage our pupils, inspire legacy and promote positive engagement in new sporting and outdoor education initiatives.

To date we have hired qualified sports coaches to work with our teachers; provided staff with training and resources to help them teach PE more effectively and invested in resources and facilities to introduce new sports and activities and encourage more pupils to develop healthy, active lifestyles. This year, in particular, we have used our sports premium funding to help improve the social and emotional well-being of pupils and promote the use of physical activity as a tool for self-regulation. 

Over the last few years this funding has enabled our pupils to engage in a wide range of activities not previously available at the school including table tennis, parkour, gymnastics, cycling and caving.  Our staff are now able to lead indoor caving, bouldering, swimming and power-kite sessions as a result of specialist training.  Our pupils have also taken part in competitive football matches as a result of funding being allocated to transport and pitch hire. 

Our Assistant Headteacher, Ryan Gladwin, oversees the use of our sports premium funding and has responsibility for ensuring that the grant is used appropriately.  Please find a breakdown of current spending here