Pupil Premium & Catch-Up Premium

Pupil Premium

Pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. In the academic year of 2019 to 2020, we received £132,770.
 
Schools get pupil premium funding based on the number of pupils they have in October from the following groups.
 
Pupil premium funding is for students who are:
 
  • Eligible for free school meals
    Schools get £1,345 for every primary age pupil, or £955 for every secondary age pupil, who claims free school meals, or who has claimed free school meals in the last 6 years.
     
  • Looked-after and previously looked-after children
    Schools get £2,345 for every pupil who has left local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements order.
Nationally there is a significant difference in the achievements of students who are eligible for Pupil Premium support and those who are not. The additional funding allows us to put in place strategies and resources which are designed to reduce this achievement gap.
 
At Magna we are working hard to support disadvantaged students in all areas of their secondary education, from the moment they arrive in Year 7. 
 
Our aims are to ensure that:
 
  • All students eligible for the pupil premium make outstanding academic progress
  • All students eligible for the pupil premium achieve beyond expectation
  • There is transparency via our reporting systems that demonstrates how and why this funding has been spent
  • Any differences made to the learning and progress of students eligible for the pupil premium are shown within performance data and inspection evidence
  • It is recognised that not all students who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals
  • We retain the right to allocate the pupil premium funding to support any students or groups of students the Academy has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged
  • Parents of disadvantaged children understand they can make a positive contribution to their children’s achievement in the Academy by engaging in relevant training and recognising that parent involvement makes a difference
 
Our Impact Statement against that budget allocation is available here for reading.
 
Our Pupil Premium Impact Reports for 2017-2019 are contained in a single document that is available here too.
 

Catch-Up Premium 

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the government has provided extra funding to support children and young people to catch up on lost teaching time. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
 
The academy is expected to use this funding for specific activities to support students to catch up for lost teaching over the previous year. Whilst the academy can use this funding in a way that suits our cohort and circumstances, we are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help students catch up on missed education.
 
Academy leaders have carefully planned how to use this funding taking an evidence-based approach. The academy's 'Catch-Up' Plan clearly identifies how we are using the funding to enable us to resume teaching a normal curriculum as quickly as possible. Not only is our plan shared with parents/carers but it is also reviewed each half-term and is regularly scrutinised by wider trust members. 
 
You can access our Catch-Up Funding Plan here.