Safe, Happy, Successful
Congratulations to our class of 2023!!
We are delighted to report that those pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant in the 2023 cohort achieved results of which we are very proud and were above those achieved across North Lincolnshire, in regards to their progress and also the proportion who achieved a grade 5 or above in both English and Maths (31%). Congratulations to all concerned!
What is the Pupil Premium Grant?
Schools receive additional funding on the basis of the number of students they have who are eligible for Free School Meals now or have done so in the past six years, or are a Child in Care or a Service child. This additional funding is called the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) and is aimed at socially disadvantaged students. The funding is used to support the programme of interventions with the specific focus to narrow the gaps in progress and attainment for disadvantaged students. It is also intended to also meet the pastoral needs of each of these students and to provide guidance and opportunities that mean they are able to transition to the next stage of their education with confidence.
The PPG per pupil is as follows:
Pupil Premium per pupil
Pupils in years 7-11 recorded as receiving Free School Meals in the last six years
Looked-after Children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is the care of, or provided accommodation by, an English local authority
Children who have been adopted from care or have left care
Pupil Premium per pupil
Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence
How does the school receive the funding?
The PPG is administered straight into the school’s budget.
It is important that you register your child’s entitlement to Free School Meals if you are eligible to do so. Also, please contact us if your child qualifies for the Service Premium or funding under the Adoption and Children Act 2002. The additional funding the school receives can make a significant impact on the progress and attainment of your child.
Use of Pupil Premium Funding
The Pupil Premium Grant is utilised to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged pupils. In line with guidance issued by the Department for Education 2023, it is important to note that pupil premium is not a personal budget for individual pupils and therefore the Academy does not have to spend pupil premium so that it solely benefits eligible pupils. As the pupil premium funding is not a personal budget, any bespoke expenditure to support an individual student (s) is at the discretion of the leadership team and may, under exceptional circumstances be deemed appropriate. This is not a personal entitlement and the academy does not accept individual requests.
In line with this guidance, Winterton Community Academy publishes an annual statement on the website which presents an overview of our pupil premium strategy. We acknowledge that the school is held to account for the outcomes it achieves by our disadvantaged pupils through published league tables which can be accessed at https://www.gov.uk/school-performance-tables.