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