Hope Wood Academy receives additional funding for Primary Sports,  Pupil Premium Grant and Year 7 Catch Up. The allocation of additional funding is planned each academic year and is based upon an analysis of pupil outcomes including progress, behaviour and attendance.  Details for each additional funding area are available below.

The academy leadership team internally review the impact and use of funds on a termly basis and Trustees review the impact through the Local Accountability Board (LAB), Academic and SEN Team Meetings, Quality Assurance review days and Standards Committees.

    • The last review by Trustees was on March 1st 2018 – Quality Assurance Review for Personal Development, Behaviour and Wellbeing.
    • The Spring internal review took place on February 5th 2018. For information from this review please contact the school.
    • The subsequent review will be early in the summer term.

Pupil Premium Grants

Pupil Premium is additional funding, from the Government, provided to schools for supporting more pupils from low income families to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children.

There are three categories of children that qualify for Pupil Premium:

  • Children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM)
  • Looked After Children
  • Armed Forces children

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils for whom they are responsible.

Pupil Premium is allocated to schools with pupils who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years. Primary age FSM pupils will receive £1300 and Secondary FSM pupils receive £935.

Looked After Children receive £1900.

Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying school’s budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

At Hope Wood Academy, a large proportion of children are eligible for the Pupil Premium.

All our staff and governors accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within a caring environment.

The targeted and strategic use of Pupil premium will support us in achieving our vision.

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement, including pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and the children of armed service personnel.

For the academic year 2017/2018 Hope Wood Academy received approximately £137,000 (September 2017 to March 2018) in Pupil Premium funding, we will update the April to July allocation once confirmed. Pupil Premium has been used in a variety of ways to improve pupil progress and outcomes.




Revised pupil premium plan 2017/2018 following February 2018 pupil premium review. The revised planned spending is shown on the document in blue.



Please click on the link below to view a summary and evaluation of our allocated spending for the academic year 2017/18



 Please click on the link below to view a summary and evaluation of our allocated spending for the academic year 2016/17



 Please click on the link below to view an evaluation of our allocated spending for the academic year 2015/2016



Please click on the link below to view a review of spending in 2014-2015

Pupil Premium Grant 2014-2015 Impact Summary

Primary PE Sport Funding

Click the link below to view:

The Primary PE and Sports Premium 2017-18

The Primary PE and Sports Premium 2016-17

The Primary PE and Sport Premium 2015-16

Number of Y6 Pupils
How many pupils within your year 6 cohort can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres. 0
How many pupils within your year 6 cohort can use a range of strokes effectively? 0
How many pupils within your year 6 cohort can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations? 0