At Strood Academy, we promote social justice through excellent outcomes for all.
We ensure that appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged children are adequately assessed and addressed.
Strood Academy has the right to allocate the funding in ways we believe are most appropriate to support the needs of the pupils within our academy. It is understood that the Academy is best placed to identify the best strategies to ensure that disadvantaged pupils are given the best opportunities.
We focus our spending on three key areas: quality teaching, intervention, and wider strategies and opportunities. We utilise a wide range of strategies within these three areas to help us improve performance within the identified groups. We ensure that we use up-to-date research and data to decide which strategies to implement to ensure that we are responding to the needs of our students; these can include recommendations from published sources, such as the Education Endowment Foundation, Teaching and Learning Toolkit and relevant literature.
Who is eligible for Pupil Premium?
- Children in the Armed Forces Personnel
- Looked After Children
- Children adopted from care or who have left care
Pupil Premium Funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals. We target funding for those most in need, Pupil Premium interventions may not be available to those receiving FSM at every opportunity.
Free School Meals
Children can have free school meals and are eligible for Pupil Premium if they receive any of the following:
- Income support
- Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190
- The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
If you think you may be eligible for Free School Meals, we would urge you to complete an application form linked below.