The Pupil Premium provides funding for pupils:
- Who have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) at any point in the past 6 years (£935 per child)
- Who have been continuously looked after for the past six months (£1900 per child)
- For children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces (£300 per child)
Every school has a duty to ensure that every individual child is given the best possible chance of achieving their potential. The Government provides Pupil Premium funding, which is in addition to main school funding, to help address national inequalities between the achievements of children eligible for free school meals or children in care.
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools based on the number of students who are known to be eligible for free school meals or have been eligible in the last six years and children who have been continuously looked after for more than six months. Schools are held accountable for the spending of these monies, performance tables will capture the achievement of disadvantaged students covered by the Pupil Premium, however it is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual students within their responsibility.
Newlands Academy is committed to providing effective resources and ensuring vital support is in place for our disadvantaged students to improve their academic outcomes.