The Auditors presented the 2014/15 accounts to the Finance, Buildings and Site governors sub committee in November 2015. As always the auditors where extremely impressed with the professionalism and assistance that they received during the audit process.
The 2014/15 accounts are filed at Companies House before the 31st December 2015.
The Funding Agreement
Annexes to Agreement:
- Memorandum and Articles of the Academy Trust
- Admission Requirements
- Arrangements for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
- Serious incidents of misbehaviour leading to fixed period or permanent exclusion
The Pupil Premium is targeted at specific groups of pupils in order to provide additional support and resources to narrow the attainment gap. More information can be found at the Department for Education website below:
Below are downloadable documents providing our own analysis of how Pupil Premium resources were allocated, including:
- Pupil Premium funding statements
- Pupil Premium funding priorities
- Impact statements on previous years
- Pupil Premium financial statements
- Year 7 Catch Up Funding
Statements and financial statements
Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-17 (PDF)
Pupil Premium Statement 2015-16 (PDF)
Pupil Premium Statement 2014-15 (PDF)
Pupil Premium Financial Statement 2014-15 (PDF)
Pupil Premium Statement 2013-14 (PDF)
Pupil Premium Financial Statement 2012-13 (PDF)
Pupil Premium Statement 2012-13 (PDF)
Year 7 Catch Up Funding 2012-13 (PDF)
Year 7 Catch Up Funding 2014-15 (PDF)
Year 7 Catch Up Funding
The Conservative Government made a commitment to provide additional funding to schools for each Year 7 pupil who did not achieve a level 4 in reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2.
Therefore as a school we have received an additional premium of £500 for each of our Year 7 students who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths (maximum £500 per pupil) at Key Stage 2.
The money will be used to deliver additional tuition or intensive support in small groups, giving students valuable support to bring them up to speed so that they are more likely to succeed.
Example Use of Funding
Easter School: 10th-12th April 2013
Twenty three students attended our first Easter Catch-Up School which was run by a team of English and Maths specialists. The teacher/student ratio was extremely high to ensure that students received intensive tuition and support.
The three day school provided students with the opportunity to access literacy and numeracy activities in extremely small groups focused on producing a leaflet to advertise the local Wildlife Park – a key tourist attraction in the local area. The students actually visited the Wildlife Park on the second day to actively research content for their leaflet. They were amazed to discover facts such as: A giraffe has seven stomachs.
On the final afternoon the students gave a presentation to their parents on the learning which had taken place over the three days. Students’ evaluations reveal a high level of engagement and enjoyment.
Students have also been accessing individual or small group tuition in English and Maths. The class teacher identifies key areas which they feel the student needs to grasp in order to make further progress. With this information the tutor then creates an individual learning plan.
At the end of the tuition period the students’ progress is then assessed and the class teacher receives feedback from the tutor. Student progress data has shown clear evidence that the tuition has increased student progress. Students have readily engaged and their evaluations reveal that they have benefitted from the additional support.