Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) was funded in 2014/2015 according to the number of children in the following categories:
The governors at St Columb Minor Academy also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualified for FSM. The governors reserve the right to allocate the PPG to support any pupil or group of pupils that the academy has legitimately recognised as being socially disadvantaged. We do, in addition, support the funding of many interventions /support programmes from the Academy’s main budget from which all children benefit. It is also worth noting that many pupils who qualify for the PPG fall into more than one vulnerable group. Therefore, our pupils may benefit from a range of provision to meet their needs.
“The effective allocation of additional funding has resulted in the gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and the other pupils being steadily closed. Pupils receiving this support reach similar standards to other pupils nationally. Pupils who are at risk of falling behind receive targeted one-to-one and small-group support which has enabled them to catch up with their peers in the school.”
OFSTED January 2015