Pupil Premium

Tollbar Academy receives additional funding, pupil premium, to support those students who qualify using DfE criteria, including those students entitled to FSM during the last 6 years.

The Academy will primarily focus the Pupil Premium funding to accelerate progress and 'narrow the gap' for disadvantaged students.


Download The Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017/18


In 2016-2017 the Academy received £316,750 of Pupil Premium Funding.

In 2017-2018 the Academy will receive an estimated £338,435 for Pupil Premium Funding.

The range of provision includes:

  • Reduced class sizes to improve opportunities and outcomes.
  • One to one/ small group teaching for some students to support progress in English and Maths.
  • Weekend and holiday revision classes.
  • Increased number of Teaching Assistants for specific in class support.
  • Increased support to address shortfalls in reading and basic numeracy.
  • Increased Pastoral support for vulnerable students.
  • Allocation of a key worker to track progress and identify need.
  • Access to some curriculum based additional provision, e.g. music tuition.
  • Free access through the Academy's VLE to e-books to encourage and support home reading.

The impact of Pupil Premium from Year 7 to Year 11 for 2016-2017 was:

  • 62% of disadvantaged students achieved English and Maths at grade 4 or above
  • 42% of disadvantaged students achieved English and Maths at grade 5 or above
  • Progress 8 score of -0.19
  • Attainment 8 score of 45.1
  • Progress 8 score English of -0.22
  • Progress 8 score Maths of -0.36

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Tollbar Academy Principal

Caroline L Yates
BA (Hons).

Tollbar MAT Chief Executive

David J Hampson
OBE, BSc, BA.
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