Pupil premium funding is additional funding to support initiatives to raise academic attainment.
Students who are:
- Eligible for free school meals: Schools get £1,455 for every primary age pupil, or £1,035 for every secondary age pupil, who claims free school meals, or who has claimed free school meals in the last 6 years.
- Looked-after and previously looked-after children: Schools get £2,530 for every pupil who has left local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements order.
Nationally there is a significant difference in the achievements of students who are eligible for pupil premium support and those who are not. The additional funding allows us to put in place strategies and resources which are designed to reduce this achievement gap. At Newton Abbot College we are working hard to support disadvantaged students in all areas of their secondary education, from the moment they arrive in Year 7.
Newton Abbot College remains committed to ensuring that pupil premium funding is utilised to bring about positive academic outcomes, enhanced learning experiences and raises student aspirations to allow them to thrive and achieve at the highest level.
Our objectives are to:
- Prevent disadvantage impacting on learning and progress
- Provide opportunities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds to have equitable access to college including access and encouragement to partake in a broad range of leadership and enrichment opportunities
- Ensure students have a positive experience at Newton Abbot College through excellent relationships and a strong sense of belonging
- Ensure disadvantaged students are challenged in the work that they’re set
- Act early to intervene at the point need is identified
- Adopt a whole school approach in which all staff take responsibility for disadvantaged students’ outcomes and raise expectations of what they can achieve.
Please see below for our pupil premium strategy statement 2022-2023:
Year 7 catch up
Year 7 catch-up funding provides an additional £500 for every student who has not achieved level 4 in reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2. The funding aims to help these students ‘catch up’ with their peers during their first year at college. The report summarises how funding was spent and its impact on student progress.