Below you will find the funding agreement information and documents for Samuel Ward Academy.

Master and Supplemental Funding Agreement

Please find attached to this page the Master Funding Agreement document 

Pupil Premium Grant

In line with the rationale for the PPG set out by the Department for Education, Samuel Ward Academy aims to support our disadvantaged students through targeted intervention and whole school initiatives both academic and pastoral. We believe that all pupils should leave Samuel Ward Academy as successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.

We will regularly seek to further develop strategies and interventions which can improve the progress and attainment of these students. Examples of the range of provision we may put in place include:

  • Funding support for enrichment trips and opportunities
  • Priority support for careers guidance
  • Focused tuition in English and Maths
  • Individualised support programmes for students, where required
  • Increasing the pool of student resources (textbooks, revision guides, online support)
  • Priority support for mentoring programmes
  • Funding towards music lessons for students studying GCSE music

Year 7 Literacy & Numeracy Catch-Up Premium

In January 2013 the government launched an initiative to provide additional funding to schools for each Year 7 student who did not achieve an expected standard in the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum tests in reading and/or mathematics. The purpose of this funding was to enable schools to deliver additional support, such as individual tuition or intensive support in small groups, for pupils who need it most. While the Year 7 catchup funding was abolished in June 2020 we continue to run the interventions which have proven successful in supporting students’ access to our wider curriculum.
For more information regarding the Year 7 Literacy & Numeracy Catch-Up Premium, please download the attached Year 7 Literacy & Numeracy Catch-up Premium document from this page or by clicking here.