Pupil Premium is additional money delegated to the academy and is matched to the number of pupils who are eligible for free school meals and who are children of service families.

Each school has the freedom to decide how to spend the money to maximize the impact on pupil progress and attainment. At Yeoman Park Academy we do this in an individual and targeted way, raising the attainment of this group of children, ‘closing the gap’ in achievement.

We have decided to target four main areas;

  • Providing opportunities for pupils to generalise their skills in social situations
  • Developing communication skills – listening and speaking and understanding
  • Occupational therapy, providing support and strategies to enhance pupil development
  • Providing mathematics, reading and writing ‘focused learning’ opportunities individually or in groups

Please see our spending review for the most recently completed academic years and plans for spending this funding this year in the documents below.

Pupil Premium strategy 2020-21

Pupil Premium strategy 2019-20

Pupil Premium impact report 2018-2019

Year 7 catch-up funding

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools and academies additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). All state-funded schools with year 7 pupils receive this funding, including special schools.

For a detailed breakdown of how we have used this funding to support our pupils, see the document below:

Year 7 catch-up funding plans 2019-2020

Year 7 catch-up funding report 2018-2019

Sports Premium funding

What is the Sports Premium?

The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years to provide new and substantial primary and special school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary and special schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year – at Yeoman Park that means around £8,110 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision at the academy.

Our plans for the Sports Premium funding

Yeoman Park Academy appreciates the contribution of physical education to the health and well-being of its children. We also acknowledge that a broad, balanced, high quality curriculum and extra-curricular activities have a positive impact on concentration, attitude and achievement. We are committed to ensuring that all pupils receive a minimum of two hours of PE per week, delivered by well-trained and enthusiastic teachers. The Sport Premium funding is allowing us to develop a sustainable improvement in teacher confidence and a new curriculum based on developing children’s physical skills. Regular staff training opportunities are provided for teachers and teaching assistants (TAs) to keep them abreast of new initiatives.

Please find our plans for spending the Sports Premium funding below, together with impact reports from previous academic years.

Sports Premium plan 2020-2021 

Sports Premium plan 2019-2020

Sports Premium plan 2018-2019