The New Bridge Academy receives funding for Pupil Premium Grant and Year 7 Catch Up Grant. The allocation of additional funding is planned each academic year and is based upon analysis of pupil need and outcomes including academic 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 Monitoring, Challenge and Support Groups (MCSG), Academic and SEN Boards, Quality Assurance review days and Standards Committees.

  • The next review by Trustees will be in March 2018 – Quality Assurance Review for Personal Development, Behaviour and Wellbeing.
  • The next external review will be in April 2018.
  • The next report on impact of current allocation of additional funding is at the MCSG meeting on the July 2017. See here for the annual cycle of these meetings: Annual MCSG Year Planner

Pupil Premium Grant

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

There are three categories of children that qualify for Pupil Premium:

  • Children who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years
  • Looked After Children
  • Armed Forces 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 pupils for whom they are responsible.

The academy receives £1900 for each Looked After Child.

At The New Bridge Academy, a large proportion of our students, 59 out of 93 (63.4%) are eligible for the Pupil Premium.

For the academic year 2017/2018 we have received funding for 6 Looked After Children.

All our staff and Trustees accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs.

Our use of the premium will focus upon supporting our students to overcome the main barriers they face to educational achievement.
These include:

  • Special Educational Needs that make learning an additional challenge – For the majority of our students this relates to them experiencing significant social, emotional and mental health problems. Additionally many students have conditions including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD).
  • Poor literacy skills
  • Low self–esteem and a lack of confidence
  • Disrupted early educational experiences

Please click on the link below to view a summary of planned allocation of spending for the academic year 2016/17

Pupil Premium Grant Plan 2017/18

Please click on the link below to view a summary of planned allocation of spending for the academic year 2016/17

Pupil Premium Grant Plan 2016/17