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Archway School

Pupil Premium/Catch up funding

The Pupil Premium is allocated to a school, in addition to the main school funding, to help support children from low income families. Eligibility for the Pupil Premium is based on the students who are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible during the last six years. The primary aim of this money is to support the achievement, and address the attainment gap, between children eligible for free school meals and their peers. The funding is fully utilised to help address the challenges and barriers that our students face ranging from academic support, specifically targeting literacy and numeracy, along with pastoral support to help address behaviour and attendance.

It is at the school’s discretion in terms of how the money is spent. Archway School has a robust system in place to enable appropriate intervention and support for its young people.

Previous Pupil Premium Progress

Year

P8

2020 -0.44*

2019

-0.99

2018

-0.91

2017

-0.91

Review of progress takes place after each data cut. The current strategy is continually reviewed however an annual review and new strategy takes place July 2021 and is confirmed September 2021 when the data and the new cohorts barriers have been assessed and the actual examination results are known.

We are asking all our parents to apply for Free School Meals if they think they might be eligible. If you apply and are successful your child does not have to have a school dinner if they’d rather not. However, it will mean that more money comes into school from which your child and other children will benefit.

If you think you might be eligible please apply here: https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/education-and-learning/school-transport-and-free-school-meals/apply-for-free-school-meals/

If you require further information regarding Pupil Premium please contact Mr Dominic Salmon, Deputy Headteacher.