Previous Year Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium Expenditure

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 pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for 6 months or more, together with those pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years.

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 pupils 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. This information should now be published on the school website. Please see below for information regarding how the Pupil Premium was spent in the last financial year, the impact of this funding, and the plans for future spending.

The Local Advisory Board of Governors at St Agnes ACE Academy recognises that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for FSM. The Governors reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) to support any pupil or group of pupils that the Academy has legitimately recognised as being social disadvantaged. We do, in addition, support the funding of many interventions/support programmes from the Academy’s main budget from which all children can benefit. Many pupils who qualify for the PPG fall into more than one vulnerable group, benefiting from a range of provision to meet their needs. St Agnes Academy receives a Pupil Premium Grant for each child who is entitled to receive Free School Meals or who has been entitled over the last six years, for any Looked After Children or children adopted from Local Authority care and for children of parents serving in military forces. We are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium.