Pupil Premium

Tollbar Academy receives additional funding, pupil premium, to support students who have been in receipt of free school meals within the last 6 years.

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

In 2014-2015 the Academy received £252,000 for Pupil Premium Funding.

In 2015-2016 the Academy will receive an estimated £278,630 of 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 2014-2015 was:

  • 71% of disadvantaged students achieved the expected progress in English in 2015 and 37% achieved above expected progress.
  • 73% of disadvantaged students achieved the expected progress in maths in 2015 and 27% achieved above expected progress.

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Tollbar Academy Principal

Stephen Moon

Tollbar MAT Chief Executive

David J Hampson