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.
In 2015-2016 the Academy received £278,630 of Pupil Premium Funding.
In 2016-2017 the Academy will receive an estimated £316,750 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 2015-2016 was:
- 50% of students achieved C+ grade in English and maths
- 60% of disadvantaged students achieved the expected progress in English in 2016 and 22% achieved above expected progress.
- 70% of disadvantaged students achieved the expected progress in maths in 2016 and 24% achieved above expected progress.
- Progress 8 score of - 0.17
- Attainment 8 score of 47.2
- Progress 8 score English of -0.7
- Progress 8 score Maths of 0.2
Download The Pupil Premium Strategy Statement