Pupil Premium/SEN

At The Academy Grimsby we receive additional funding called pupil premium to support students to achieve good progress and narrow the gap for disadvantaged students. As well as excellent teaching, our pastoral care, rigorous monitoring and tracking of all pupils helps us to identify any pupils who are at risk of not making sufficient progress and enables us to plan and implement intervention strategies.

The Pupil Premium grant is calculated on the number of pupils at each school in receipt of free school meals (FSM). It also takes into account any pupil in the last six years who may have been eligible for FSM but currently don’t meet the eligibility criteria. Children who are in the care of the Local Authority (CLAC) also generate grant funds as well as the children of service personnel.

The Academy Grimsby is not a School, and its measures of success are different from traditional schools, this is because the curriculum at the academy is closely aligned to the college and industry rather than the full national curriculum.

The Academy offers full GCSEs in parallel with technical and vocational pathways and a wrap around selection of smaller employability, digital and personal development qualifications. This creates a rich learning environment where students can specialise early and have strong onward destinations to Further Education and apprenticeships.

Our measures of success:

  • Retention
  • Pass
  • Achievement
  • Progress
  • Destination

The range of provision we offer includes:

  • Targeted academic and pastoral intervention during the Academy day
  • Support to purchase uniforms
  • Support to purchase specialist technical clothing and personal protective equipment
  • Free breakfast club
  • Weekend and holiday revision sessions
  • Reduced class sizes to improve opportunities and outcomes
  • Subsidised trips and visits
  • Increased pastoral support for vulnerable students
  • Support staff training
  • Support free transport to and from the Academy
Provider nameTEC Partnership (The Academy Grimsby)
Number of Students163
Proportion of disadvantaged students45%
Pupil premium allocation this academic year£72,525
Academic year or years covered by statement21/22
Publish dateSeptember 2021
Review dateSeptember 2022
Statement authorised byDebra Gray
Pupil premium leadMatt Holness
Governor leadN/A
AimTargetTarget date
Retention90%July 2022
Pass95%July 2022
Achievement85.5%July 2022
Attendance88%July 2022
Progress80% meet or exceedJuly 2022
Destinations95% positiveJuly 2022
Priority 1Teaching and learning will be excellent across all provision
Priority 2Staff digital teaching skills will be enhanced
Priority 3Maintain low group sizes to maximise achievement
Barriers to learning these priorities addressGlobal pandemic, access to technology
Projected spending£25,175
Priority 1Establish baseline skills, knowledge and behaviours for disadvantaged students
Priority 2Target support for high grades achievement across pathways and GCSEs
Priority 3Maximise parental engagement to positively influence outcomes
Barriers to learning these priorities addressGlobal pandemic, lack of transition files from previous schools, low levels of parental support influencing weaker outcomes for some students.
Projected spending£25,175
Priority 1Improve attendance by providing transport, uniform, food and specialist technical clothing and equipment
Priority 2Support Safeguarding and personal development for disadvantaged learners
Priority 3Ensure high levels of positive progression to Further Education and apprenticeships
Barriers to learning these priorities addressGlobal pandemic, low levels of progression ambition.
Projected spending£25,175
AreaChallengeMitigating action
TeachingGlobal pandemic, access to technologyLaptops and dongles issued to all students who required them.
Targeted supportGlobal pandemic, lack of transition files from previous schools, low levels of parental support influencing weaker outcomes for some students.Baseline testing strategy developed, parental engagement strategy developed.
Wider strategiesGlobal pandemic, low levels of progression ambition.Ongoing monitoring of all priorities monthly.