Pupil Premium

The Government provides schools and academies with a ‘pupil premium’ which is additional to main school funding. This funding is provided to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

At The Whitehaven Academy, we have a pupil premium policy to explain how we have previously used this funding and how we intend to use it in the future to achieve the greatest impact on student performance.

2016-17 Pupil Premium Spend

The 2016-17 Pupil Premium allocation for The Whitehaven Academy is £194,152.00. This funding is used to provide students with the opportunities to achieve their potential. The use of the funding can be seen in the Pupil Premium Plan and Policy in the links below.

View our 2016-17 Pupil Premium Plan >

Pupil Premium Policy >

2015-16 Pupil Premium Spend

The Whitehaven Academy received £206,497.50 for 2015-16 which will provide pupil premium students with the support needed to help them achieve their potential and secure future success.

Key strategies to be employed during 2015-16 include:

  • Cashless canteen (£20,000)
  • Peripatetic music tuition costs for PP students (£912)
  • Commando Joes engagement and aspiration programme (£20,000)
  • Alternative Curriculum Provision – West Cumbria Achievement Zone (£32,699)
  • Alternative Curriculum Provision – West Cumbria Learning Centre (£10,645)
  • Alternative Curriculm Provision – Internal Exclusion (£5,600)
  • Resources and staffing of the “Assertive Mentoring” programme (£15,000)
  • 1:1 Tuition costs (£12,000)
  • GCSE Core subject revision materials (£1,000)
  • ICT KiData development costs (£10,000)
  • SEND ICT Provision (£1,500)
  • SEND Accelerated Reading programme books (£10,500)
  • SEND Accelerated Numeracy programme (£10,500)
  • Lexia – Targeted intervention and ALC (£17,000)
  • Vocational – costs for GEN 2 and Lakes college (£34,135)
  • Skills and costs working with Year 11 (£2,880)
  • Year 7 English Reading Books (£500)
  • Rock Challenge contribution – Travel and Accommodation (£500)
  • Food Technology Ingredients contribution (£500)
  • Boys Technology materials contribution (£130)
  • PiXL and PiXL data and assessment contribution (£1,000)

2014-15 Pupil Premium Spend

2014-15 results highlighted a huge drop in the attainment gap between Pupil Premium and non Pupil Premium students, falling from 33.2% to 14.8% (5 A*-C including English and Maths) – the lowest attainment gap in the county.

Review of 2014-15 Pupil Premium Spend >

During 2014-15, Pupil Premium funding was allocated as follows:

  • Commando Joes programme (£20,000)
  • Small Group Interventions (£45,500)
  • Alternative Curriculum Provision (£56,400)
  • Lexia literacy programme (£16,900)
  • Maths Programme – software and staffing (£14,200)
  • Music tuition (£2,200)
  • Pathways vocational learning staffing and resources (£18,500)
  • Student learning guides and revision materials (£1,000)
  • 1:1 Intervention Programme (£32,700)
  • Year 7 ‘Blast’ programme materials (£2,000)
  • SAM Learning (£2,100)
  • 1:1 Maths tuition (£2,000)
  • Motivational Speaker/Work Skills (£4,100)
  • Mentoring targeted students (£10,000)
  • Year 7 Parents information evening (£400)
  • Staff Training (£1,500)
  • ICT Equipment (£700)
  • CLA 1:1 Tuition (£4,800)

If you need any more information on pupil premium, please contact Blake Murray on 01946 595425 or [email protected]emy.org.uk.