The Pupil Premium is a grant given to schools for each child who claims free school meals currently or who has done so in the past. It is really important that all parents/carers of children eligible to do so register for free school meals even if you don’t choose to have them as the grant enable us to provide extra resources for your children.

Research has shown that children who have been on/ are on Free School Meals (FSM) do not attain as highly as other children in school. The government provides this grant so that we can commission/allocate additional support to ensure that they do. The support can be in a short burst or over a longer term such as a term, two terms, a year or more. It may take the form of 1-1 or small group teaching and may be an evidence based intervention. It can be additional resources, enrichment or access to opportunities that enhance learning and or aspiration.

Pupil Premium across the Primary and Secondary Phases:

Pupil Premium Report 2021-22

Pupil Premium Report 2020-21

Pupil Premium Report 2019-20

Pupil Premium Report 2018-19

Pupil Premium Report 2017-18

Sports Premium in the Primary Phase:

Primary Sport Premium 2019-20

Primary Sport Premium 2018-19

Primary Sport Premium 2017-18

Year 7 catch-up funding

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). Schools receive £500 for each pupil in year 7 who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading or maths at the end of KS2.

All schools have to report on how this money was spent, as well as the impact of the premium to those pupils who are eligible. A link to our report can be found below.

Catch Up Funding Impact and Evaluation Report 2019-20

Catch Up Funding Impact and Evaluation Report 2018-19

Summer School funding

Ark Burlington Danes Secondary Academy was delighted to support our students’ return from lockdown by running four summer camps during the summer break 2021 with the following objectives:

KS3 Enrichment Summer Camp (5 days):

  • To provide students in KS3 with enrichment opportunities that they were unable to access during the academic year due to COVID19
  • To engage some of our vulnerable learners from the Community Classroom in positive activities over the summer break
  • To provide students with academically enriching activities from external providers (Shakespeare’s Globe, STEM escape room, STEM problem solving carousel)

Year 10 Maths and English Booster Camp (5 days):

  • To provide targeted students in Year 10 (En/Ma crossover group) with booster sessions in English and Maths in preparation for Year 11
  • To provide students with academically enriching activities from external providers (Shakespeare’s Globe, STEM escape room, STEM problem solving challenge)

Year 10 STEM Challenge Summer Camp, in collaboration with Goldman Sachs STEM Learning (3 days):

  • To provide targeted students in Year 10 (Triple Science group) with challenging and enriching learning in the three sciences
  • To provide students with opportunities to engage in scientific experiments that they were unable to access during the academic year due to COVID19
  • To provide students to aspirational pathways and careers advice in STEM careers

Transition Summer Camp, in collaboration with Let Me Play (5 days):

  • To build motivation and enthusiasm in our transition cohort about starting secondary school
  • To build confidence and self-esteem in order to raise aspirations in our transition cohort
  • To provide instruction in Maths and English and identify gaps in learning and additional needs
  • To negate learning loss caused by lockdown and promote core essential skills such as teamwork and classroom readiness skills

Ark Burlington Danes received £43,582.70 from the government in order to fund these summer camps. Below is a breakdown of how this funding was spent:

Summer School Cost Summary

Description

Amount

Staffing Timesheets (all camps)

23,275.00

Oncosts (all camps)

7,493.66

Food (all camps)

335.51

Science Resources (KS4 STEM Camp)

21.28

Let Me Play (Transition camp)

12,457.25

Total Cost

43,582.70

Please see Summer Camp Impact Report for more details.