Pupil Premium and Catch-up Premium
At Wath Academy we understand how important it is to ensure all students, whatever their background or circumstance, are provided with a high quality and relevant education. This will ensure that all students are equipped with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in life and allow them to leave us Able, Active and Qualified.
Pupil Premium funding was introduced in April 2011 and is additional funding that the government gives to schools for each pupil on roll where they are deemed to be disadvantaged. Pupil Premium funding of £935 per student is allocated to students deemed to be from low income families who are registered for Free School Meals, or have been at any point in the last six years, together with students who are or have been in care or adopted from care. In addition to this, pupils from Service Families are allocated £300 per pupil.
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 . At Wath we receive £24,000 to support these students and this is done through tutor time intervention, out of hours learning, such as Study Stars, additional resources as well as adaptations to school curriculum.
The Pupil Premium Impact Report and Strategic Action Plan are attached below outlining the School's strategies and approach to closing the attainment and progress gap and demonstrates the impact this funding and these initiatives are having on student outcomes. They include details of how Pupil Premium funding was spent last year (2016-17) and how we are spending the funding in 2017-18.