Background and Rationale:
Evidence collected by the DfE showed that economically disadvantaged learners performed less well than their non-disadvantaged peers. Subsequently in April 2011 The DfE implemented Pupil Premium to address these underlying inequalities, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reached the learners who needed it most and by requiring schools to be more accountable for the achievement of their disadvantaged pupils.
Subsequently, Pupil Premium Funding is government money which is intended to help disadvantaged children and young people to achieve educationally; it is allocated to learners from Reception to Year 11 who have been in receipt of free school meals in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6’), are looked-after by their local authority or who have parents in the Armed Forces. The Academy is free to spend Pupil Premium funding as it sees fit and provision which is supported by this funding may also bring about benefits for other learners.
The JCB Academy is committed to using the funding in a variety of ways to ensure that funding is used appropriately and has a genuine impact upon educational achievement.