Chellaston Fields Spencer Academy opened in September 2019. Our first Pupil Premium strategy was implemented from 2019 – 2021. The latest Pupil Premium strategy will be for the academic year 2022-23. The current plan will be reviewed after one year to reflect the changing context of our school as it grows in size through the opening of new year groups.
- Pupil-Premium Strategy-2022-23
- Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-22
- Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-21
- Catch-Up Funding Overview
- Catch-Up Premium Funding Strategy
- WILL – Catch-Up Funding
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011. It was designed to give additional money to support schools in raising the attainment of children who receive free school meals, children whose parents serve in the Armed Forces and those children in local authority care. These groups of children have been identified nationally as achieving at a lower level than children from less disadvantaged backgrounds. For example, national figures show that 11 year olds who are eligible for Free School Meals are around twice as likely not to achieve Level 4 in maths and English as other 11 year olds.
Where does the money come from?
Pupil Premium is allocated to schools based on the number of children who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals, whose parents serve in the Armed Forces and children who have been looked after in local authority care continuously for more than six months.
The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to help schools to provide targeted support for vulnerable children- not necessarily just children who qualify for FSM.
The information below outlines our approach and ethos to how we use the Pupil Premium Money and the ways in which we utilize it to support the learning of children in our school.