The Government believes that the Pupil Premium Grant, introduced in 2011 and which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address underlying inequalities between children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the learners who need it most.
Pupil Premium is an additional grant given to learners who:
We have been allocated £676,335 (£479,655 for Secondary learners, £196,980 for Primary learners) for the academic year 2018/2019. We received this money in regular instalments and these funds are in addition to the main school budget.
At Bradford Academy we have developed many robust intervention strategies over a number of years; all of which are designed to support each individual learner to achieve their potential. We constantly strive to ‘narrow the gap’ between different groups of learners and fulfil one of our core aims, “to raise standards for all learners by sustaining and enhancing performance and to develop the whole child”.
In addition our research and evidence base has enabled us to formulate a set of principles to guide our use of the Pupil Premium Grant
The documents provide details on how the allocated funding has been spent to support Pupil Premium Learners.
The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
For the academic year 2015 – 2016 Bradford Academy received £9205 which was used to fund a range of sporting and exercise initiatives as detailed in the document below.