Pupil Premium at William Lovell

What is the Pupil Premium?

  • Pupil Premium funding is additional funding allocated to all schools to support disadvantaged pupils.

  • William Lovell Academy receives pupil premium for: children that are cared for or adopted from care; children whose parents are in the armed forces; and for every pupil who has received free school meals over the past 6 years.

How can I find out if my child is entitled to the Pupil Premium funding?

How is Pupil Premium funding used?

  • William Lovell Academy seeks to ensure the effectiveness of its use of the Pupil Premium. We recognise that barriers to achievement take a variety of forms and look for individual ways to support each child to achieve their very best. We do this by offering our children a wide range of opportunities and ensuring that these are accessible for everyone. We work with our families and colleagues to make sure everyone has high aspirations for all pupils. In addition, we make use of educational research such as The Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit.

Identified barriers to educational achievement:

  • William Lovell Academy has identified the following as barriers for some of the pupils currently in receipt of Pupil Premium:

  •  Access to language – especially from books.

  •  Access to extra-curricular activities - educational experiences such as trips, music lessons and participation in physical activities.

  •  Attendance.

  •  Parental engagement with school - especially regarding attendance at information and workshop evenings and completion of homework.

  •  The number of pupils who are in receipt of Pupil Premium and also on the SEN register for cognition and learning.

  •  Behaviour – pupils with specific social and emotional needs which affect their learning

  •  Low aspiration for future study (post 16 and beyond).

  •  Low literacy levels on entry in yr 7.

How will the school measure the impact of the Pupil Premium?

  • To monitor progress on attainment, new measures have been included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. At William Lovell Academy, the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment, will be used to inform pupil progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention.

  • The academy will review the impact of actions taken and will plan for how the funding will be specifically allocated. When selecting pupils for Pupil Premium target groups, the school will look at all pupils across the school. There are some pupils who are not eligible for PP who will benefit from these groups if their needs are similar and we believe progress can be made towards individual targets.