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Valley Road Academy

making the difference with Pupil Premium funding 


The Dfe require us to produce a  Three Year Pupil Premium Strategy 


Our Ofsted report in February 2018 states: Disadvantaged pupils make  excellent progress the minute they enter your school 

We have formulated our strategy for this year based on our  evaluation  of 2018-2019, the impact on results can be found on the link here


We will review our strategy in July 2022


This strategy  is part of the overall  School Improvement Plan (SIP) that is formulated in September  and identifies our priorities for the coming year.

It is written by the leadership team and monitored throughout the year by staff and the Local Academy Council

The  School Improvement Plan makes sure that we think and plan carefully for the academic year and it secures a cycle of continuous improvement.

Pupil Premium spending  is reviewed as part of budget setting at  the start of each new financial year, but we do make amendments  mid-year, as our funding is adjusted dependent on the school census information


We have used the Education Endowment Fund Guidance on Pupil Premium to help us formulate the strategy for the next three years. Click here for their document


 Our Three Year  Pupil Premium Strategy  - this link tells you how much we were allocated and how the Local Academy Councillors decided to allocate the funding