Grants

Hope Wood Academy receives additional funding for Primary Sports, Pupil Premium Grant and Year 7 Catch Up. The allocation of additional funding is planned each academic year and is based upon an analysis of pupil outcomes including progress, behaviour and attendance. Details for each additional funding area are available below.

The academy leadership team internally review the impact and use of funds on a termly basis and Trustees review the impact through the Local Accountability Board (LAB), Academic and SEN Team Meetings, Quality Assurance review days and Standards Committees.

Pupil Premium Grants

Pupil Premium is additional funding, from the Government, provided to schools for supporting more pupils from low-income families to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils for whom they are responsible.

Disadvantaged pupils Pupil premium per pupil
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals £1,345
Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £955
Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority £2,345
Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order £2,300
Service children Service Premium Per Pupil
Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence £310

Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying school‚s budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

At Hope Wood Academy, a large proportion of children are eligible for the Pupil Premium.

All our staff and governors accept responsibility for socially disadvantaged pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within a caring environment.

The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium will support us in achieving our vision.

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement, including pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and the children of armed service personnel.

PPG Strategy Statement 2021 – 2022

PPG Plan 2021-2022 Spring Term Reviewed

PPG Strategy Statement 2021 – 2022 – Autumn Term Review January 2022
HWA PPG Planned Spend 2020-2021

Primary PE and Sport Premium

Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.

The school sport and activity action plan sets out the government’s commitment to ensuring that children and young people have access to at least 60 minutes of sport and physical activity per day. It recommends 30 minutes of this is delivered during the school day (in line with the Chief Medical Officers guidelines which recommend an average of at least 60 minutes per day across the week).

The PE and sport premium can help primary schools to achieve this commitment, providing primary schools with £320 million of government funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered through their core budgets. It is allocated directly to schools, so they have the flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils.

Primary PE and Sport Premium 2021-22