Pupil Premium (PP) funding is money allocated by the government to provide additional support for children from low-income families, children in care, or those who have parents in military service. This is done because, nationally, there is evidence that students who fall into these categories achieve less well compared to other students. The additional support is intended by the government to enable schools to close this achievement gap.
Money is received based on the number of children in each category, together with the level at which payments are set by the government on an annual basis.
Wyvern Academy takes its responsibilities for ensuring the progress of all students very seriously. The intention is to allocate PP funding to help ensure that all groups of students make outstanding and comparable progress.
The documents supporting the Y7 Catch Up funding for 2019/20 are currently being worked on.