The Pupil Premium is a grant given to schools for each child who currently claims free school meals, or who has done so in the past.
Research has shown that children who receive free school meals do not attain as highly as other children in school. The government provides the Pupil Premium grant to enable schools to commission/allocate additional support to ensure that they do. This support can be provided in a short burst, or over a longer time period, as required. It may take the form of 1-1 or small group teaching and may be an evidence based intervention. It can also take the form of additional resources, enrichment or access to opportunities that enhance learning and or aspiration.
Ark Boulton Academy, like all Ark academies, receives pupil premium in respect of our most disadvantaged pupils. Each academy plans their academic support and intervention according to the needs of their individual students and states how the support is used on their school website.
You can read information on Ark Boulton Academy's Pupil Premium Policy here -
Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium provides schools with an additional £500 for each Year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2. It is provided to all state-funded schools with a Year 7 cohort, including special schools, alternative provision (AP) settings and pupil referral units (PRUs).
Funding for the 2016 to 2017 financial year has been allocated to schools based on the number of eligible pupils listed in autumn 2015 census returns and the 2015 Key Stage 2 assessments.
You can read more about Ark Boulton's Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium in this document - Catch-Up Premium 2017 - 2018