Pupil Premium is funding received by the academy specifically focused on addressing the inequalities between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.
The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to work with pupils who have registered for free school means at any point in the last 6 years, Looked After Children (CLA) and children of service personnel. Arrow Vale Academy is due to receive £173,709 for the academic year 2021/22. The academy uses this funding to ensure that all disadvantaged students achieve their potential and are supported in closing the gap to their peers. The following document details specific actions together with costs and impact for each element of our pupil premium spend. It should be noted that our core belief of social mobility regardless of background drives everything we do to improve students’ life chances. With this in mind the Arrow Vale Academy’s allocation of funds for the support of disadvantaged students to close the achievement gap is higher than the allocation of pupil premium
In the summer term holiday, Monday 23rd August – Friday 27th August 2021, RSA Academy Arrow Vale received £10,247.31 to fund a Summer School programme targeted at disadvantaged Year 9 pupils.
This Summer School experience ran between Monday 23rd August to Friday 27th August each day from 9am – 3pm. The funding was used to staff the following activities: