PUPIL PREMIUM AT NEWMARKET ACADEMY
Newmarket Academy believes that every student should have an excellent education and we have the highest expectations for all, regardless of background or barriers for learning, All students at Newmarket Academy should have the opportunity to achieve the best possible start to life. We are committed to working together to smash through the barriers that prevent our children from becoming confident, high achieving and independent individuals.
The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), a smaller amount allocated according to the number of children of service families, and an allocation for each student who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for 6 months or more. In 2012, funding was extended to include students who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years. The Pupil Premium grant supports improved attainment, raised expectations and readiness for life and learning.
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. However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. From September 2012, this information must be published on the school website. Please see link below for information regarding how the Pupil Premium funds were spent in the last financial year, the impact of this funding, and the plans for future spending.
In order to ensure the best possible provision for pupil premium and all students, we have recruited more outstanding teachers and made specific curriculum changes so that all pupils can access a curriculum that leads to success. We have extra-curricular interventions so that students are supported before and after the official curriculum hours. We have a highly developed CPD programme so that staff are able to share strategies that support and extend specific groups of learners. Our assessment system makes sure that interventions are early and are more effective when gaps begin to emerge.
Newmarket Academy Year 7 Catch up Funding Allocation 2015‐16
The Academy received an additional £ 13,000 to support students who are recorded as year 7 on their census and recorded on the KS2 results data as not having achieved levels 4, 5, or 6 in reading or mathematics. An eligible student is only counted once, even if they did not achieve in both reading and mathematics. The amount per pupil is £500.
In Maths 100% of students made the expected levels of progress (36% above expected level of progress and 64% equal). In English 96% are making the expected levels (8% above expected and 88% making expected levels of progress).
We had 26 students in the current year 7 who were eligible for funding for 2015-‐16.
The Academy deploys the additional funding to develop the curriculum model of the school which divides the students in year 7+8 into an “Aspiration” and “Support” curriculum streams. Students in the support stream have additional English and maths contact hours. Additionally the Academy ensures that these classes are supported by specialists TAs who work exclusively with “Support” classes.
In addition the Academy recognises that some students who have not achieved target levels in Key Stage II benefit from additional support beyond the classroom. We have established a small nurture group which works to develop curriculum access skills. Four of the six students in the nurture group are supported by catch-‐up funding. We have also allocated time from our EAL co-‐ordinator to provide intensive intervention for the small number of year 7 who were entitled to catch up funding and are designated EAL students (six students). We also use Accelerated Reader in years 7 and 8 which supports literacy development and Maths Mastery to embed a deeper knowledge and understanding of the building blocks of mathematical understanding.
Newmarket Academy Year 7 Catch up Funding Allocation 2016‐17
In the academic year 2016-‐17 we will receive the same overall amount of year 7 catch-‐up premium funding we received in 2015-‐16, adjusted to reflect the change in the size of our year 7 cohort, based on the October census (2015: 122 students; 2016: 122 students)
We will continue to deploy the additional funding was we did in 2015-‐16 given its obvious results.
Newmarket Academy Year 7 Catch up Funding Allocation 2017‐18
In the academic year 2017-‐18 we will receive the same overall amount of year 7 catch-‐up premium funding we received in 2016-‐17, adjusted to reflect the change in the size of our year 7 cohort, based on the October census (2016: 122 students; 2017: 133 students)
We will continue to deploy the additional funding was we did in 2016-‐17 given its obvious results.
The impact of the deployment of the funding has been largely positive. In English 79% of students eligible for funding made expected or greater levels of progress compared to 53% in Maths.
Newmarket Academy Year 7 Catch up Funding Allocation 2018‐19
In the academic year 2018-‐19 we will receive a greater amount of year 7 catch-‐up premium funding than we received in 2017-‐18, adjusted to reflect the change in the size of our year 7 cohort, based on the October census (2017: 133 students; 2018: 172 students)
We will continue to deploy the additional funding was we did in 2017-‐18 given its obvious results.
Newmarket Academy Year 7 Catch up Funding Allocation 2019‐20
In the academic year 2019-‐20 we will receive a similar amount of year 7 catch-‐up premium funding than we received in 2018-‐19, adjusted to reflect the change in the size of our year 7 cohort, based on the October census (2018: 173 students; 2019: 173 students) We will continue to deploy the additional funding was we did in 2018-19.