Lord Derby Academy Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017-18
To view the schools’ Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2017-18, please click on the following link: PP Strategy Statement 2017-2018
The Pupil Premium Grant 2017- 18
In 2017/2018, the Pupil Premium Deprivation Grant estimated allocation to Lord Derby Academy is £465,080 and is worth £935 per eligible pupil.
The Pupil Premium is grant funding and is in addition to the School’s Delegated Budget. It is allocated to children from low-income families, children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children with parent(s) in the Armed Forces.
Pupil Premium Funding is used to raise attainment, promote social skills, independent learning and positive behaviour in order to increase pupil progress. It is the Government’s intention that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is used to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for the school to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent. However, schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures included in the performance tables will capture the achievement of the pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.
At Lord Derby Academy we target additional support strategies to enable every pupil, however financially disadvantaged, to:
• Encourage a love of learning
• Improve their levels of progress and attainment
• Close attainment gaps relative to national averages
• Have full access to the curriculum
• Access extra-curricular provision
• Provide additional support to eligible families
At Lord Derby Academy we have directed the funding to support the following:
• Offer a grammar school style curriculum with access to English Baccalaureate (EBACC) subjects
• Curriculum and pastoral bidding system to provide funding for support such as revision guides, reward trips and educational visits
• Encouraging reading for pleasure and improving reading standards
• Booster and 1:1 intervention Classes
• Mentoring/pupil support strategies
• Personal resources including ICT support
• Trips and Residential Visits
• Literacy/Numeracy additional support