Brookfield Academy recognises that all pupils regardless of their background should have equal access to a curriculum which will enable them to reach their potential. The pupil premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money to pupils from deprived backgrounds, which, research shows; underachieve, compared to their peers.
The Government have used pupils entitled to Free School meals as an indicator for deprivation, and have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil, based on the number of pupils eligible for Free School meals. Looked After Children and those of Armed Service Personnel are also eligible for this increased funding.
The Government are not dictating how schools should spend this money, but are clear that schools will need to employ the strategies that they know will support these pupils to increase their attainment, and ‘narrow the gap’ between their attainment and the attainment of other pupils.
The amount of funding allocated per pupil increased from £600 in 2012 – 2013 to £900 in 2013 – 2014, £1,300 in 2014 - 2015 and now £1,320 in 2015 - 2016. From 2012 – 2013, all pupils who had been eligible for Free School Meals in the last 6 years were also included in the funding calculation. Children who are looked-after received an increased amount of £1,900.
Our funding for 2017-18 is £116 ,000. We plan to spend this in the following ways
Click here to view our Pupil Premium Plan for 2017/18
Click here to view our Pupil Premium Plan for 2016/17.
Click here to view our Pupil Premium Impact Report for 2016/17
Click here to view our Pupil Premium Funding for 2015/16.
Click here to view our Pupil Premium Impact Report for 2015/16.