The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. This grant, which is additional to main Academy funding, is seen by the government as the best way to address the national inequalities between students eligible for free school meals (FSM), Looked After Children (LAC) and other students. This funding will ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who need it most. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable in our budget. Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual students within their responsibility.
At The City Academy, Bristol we support all of our students. We do this by providing high quality classroom teaching supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as well as additional support to enable the higher ability students to achieve more than they ever thought possible. The middle leadership team work alongside the Academy leadership team and governors to ensure that the Pupil Premium is targeted and provides the best possible support to students that may be at a disadvantage.