Pupil premium funding
A key priority for East Leake Academy is to reduce the inequality of outcomes for our students who have disadvantaged backgrounds compared to their peers. The use of pupil premium funding is an important tool in addressing this within a whole school strategic approach.
Pupil premium is money allocated to schools by the government for the specific purpose of supporting students from disadvantaged backgrounds, to ensure that they have full and equal access to educational opportunities. East Leake Academy has been allocated £155,635 for the academic year 2021/22. This grant will be used for each student who has been entitled to free school meals (or FSM6 students) in the last six years, students who are looked after children (LAC) or service children (SC). This is additional to the main academy budget funding we use to support this area of work. There are 168 disadvantaged students in years 7-11 for the academic year 2021/22 which is 17.2% of the cohort – support will be provided for these students across the curriculum.
All schools and academies are also in receipt of funding as part of the Government’s Covid recovery plan. For 2021/22, East Leake Academy has been allocated £22,756; the allocation of spending is included within the ‘Pupil premium plan 2021-22’ which can be viewed using the link below.