Academies receive the same funding as maintained schools for every pupil on the register. They also get additional funding to cover the cost of services that used to be provided by the local authority.
Academies are funded from September to August in line with the academic year, unlike maintained schools, which are funded from April to March in line with the financial year.
Funding is received directly from the Government for GAG (general annual grant), Pupil Premium Funding, Sports Premium Funding, Universal Infant Free School Meal Funding and Devolved Capital Formula Funding. Top Up Funding is received from the Local Authority towards support for SEN. Additional income is generated for the school through Lettings and Fundraising events. Parents are responsible for the cost of school dinners that are not covered by Free school meals, for residential camps and are requested to contribute for trips and craft expenses.
Academies are required to maintain sufficient surplus to maintain at least 1 month’s operation in case of emergency. Surplus above this can be used for additional expenditure within the year or saved towards something specific.
Christ Church School Pupil Premium Budget and Covid Catch Up Premium Budget 2021/22
The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. This grant, which is additional to main school funding, is seen by the government as the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
At Christ Church CE Primary School we support all our pupils. We do this by providing high quality classroom teaching supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required. The School Leadership Team and Governing Body monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium.
Pupil Premium children have a Teaching Assistant champion who has a pastoral role, ensuring their wellbeing and happiness are monitored and teacher-pupil conferences to ensure that they are partners in learning and have special attention paid to their progress.
In the 2020/21 and 2021/22 academic years, some funding have also been for the Covid 19 academic catch up programme. We have used this funding together with the Pupil Premium funding to create a 'Pupil Catch Up Strategy' - please see link
Christ Church School Sports Premium Budget for 2021/22
During the 2021/22 academic year, Christ Church School will receive £19,270 in sports premium and plans to spend as following on sports provision: