Natalie Jones is Churchill Academy's Access Coordinator and can be contacted with any queries regarding Pupil Premium. Natalie is currently on Maternity Leave. Please contact Sara Foster in her absence
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Accounting for Pupil Premium
The full Pupil Premium report for last year is available to download.
Pupil Premium – what is it?
Pupil Premium (PP) funding is funding provided to schools and academies by the government for the purpose of supporting those students who meet the PP eligibility criteria.
National statistics show that students who are eligible for PP funding do less well than their peers in external exams. The aim of PP funding is to enable schools and academies to help close that attainment gap by bridging the inequality of opportunity that exists between PP students and their peers.
For further information please follow this link: https://www.gov.uk/pupil-premium-information-for-schools-and-alternative-provision-settings
The eligibility criteria for Pupil Premium
The Academy receives this funding for each student who is:
A student in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) or who have previously been registered for FSM at any point in the last six years (Ever6); or
A student who has been looked after for 1 day or more or left care under either a special guardianship order or a residence order (Children Looked After) ; or
A student known to the Academy to have been adopted within the UK; or
A student who has a parent who is serving in the armed forces. Please note a smaller PP grant is received for these students.
Please note: Funding for our Children Looked After is now accessed through the virtual heads. Please see section 5 A (Pupil Premium + Funding) for further information.
How to apply?
If you feel you could be eligible for free school meals simply telephone North Somerset Council on 01934 888 888.
Why Apply for Free School Meals?
By registering your children the school receives additional funding that will be used to help your child.
The use of Pupil Premium funds
The funding we receive for PP is ring-fenced from the main school budget. Our Access Coordinator supports the process to access funding to ensure interventions are targeted, planned and evaluated. Our Governing Body is also responsible for accounting for the impact of Pupil Premium.
At Churchill Academy we are determined to make sure that PP funding is spent on PP eligible children in the manner which best supports them. The Academy ensures that the funding used to promote high expectations and achievement for the PP students, to allow access to educational opportunities that might otherwise be unavailable to them and to monitor their progress to ensure any further areas of support are identified and funded.
Churchill Academy Aims for Pupil Premium
Our main aim at Churchill is to educate all our students to the highest standards they can achieve and support them in becoming confident individuals and successful learners.
For this academic year the Academy has developed specific aims for PP funding and interventions to ensure that they fit with the overarching aims and ethos of our school. This has been developed from feedback from students, parents and staff members.
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