This table outlines how different groups of students performed in the last academic year. It is clear from these outcomes that Pupil Premium students make very good progress. This provides evidence that the academy uses the Pupil Premium funding effectively.

Having reviewed the Pupil Premium spending for 2016/2017 and based on students’ needs:
This academic year’s spending will be increased on counselling services using an in house fully qualified counsellor and also improving staff CPD in developing expertise in supporting disadvantaged students. We will reduce the amount spent on alternative provision as we have developed effective provision in house to support some of our most vulnerable students.

We will continue to focus our teaching and learning around stretch and challenge of our most able students, particularly those eligible for Pupil Premium funding. The Academy has organised high quality CPD for staff to this effect.

Y7 Catch Up
Evaluation of Y7 catch up funding 2016-2017 and planned strategy for 2017-2018