Pupil Premium Policy and Expenditure

At E-ACT Blackley Academy we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind.

A very high proportion of free school meals (FSM) children means that our pupil premium money has represented a significant proportion of our budget and we have planned our spending carefully to ensure that it has been spent to maximum effect.

Blackley Academy has the following key principles in relation to the expenditure of
pupil premium funds:

  • Expectations are high for all pupils. We do not equate deprivation and challenge with low ability.
  • Not all pupils who qualify for FSM are socially disadvantaged and not all socially
    disadvantaged pupils qualify or are registered for FSM. We therefore focus on the needs and levels of all pupils.
  • All teaching and learning strategies are designed to meet the needs of individuals
    and groups. Additional support is integrated into the teaching programme.
  • Research, trialling and self-evaluation are used in order to allocate the funding to
    activities that are most likely to have an impact on achievement.
  • In providing support we will not socially isolate pupils. Therefore it is likely that all
    groups receiving additional support will be a mix of FSM and non-FSM pupils.

Pupil Premium policy

The next Pupil Premium strategy review is due to take place in January 2024.

To find out more about how Blackley uses its Pupil Premium funding, please click on the links below:

To find out more information regarding our pupil premium allocation and how we plan to spend it to support our children, click on the action plan below:

Pupil Premium Funding Rates 2023-24

Pupil Premium Strategy 2023-24

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement DFE 2023-24 incl 2022-23 review 


Pupil Premium Strategy 2022-23 
Pupil Premium Strategy Statement DFE 2022-23 

Below you will be able to find out how we spent our allocation in the previous academic year, including the effect that it had:

Pupil Premium Impact and Evaluation 2021-22

If you would like to find out how we have supported our pupil premium children in previous academic years then please read the action plans below:

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement DFE 2021-22

Pupil Premium Strategy  2021-22 

Pupil Premium Action Plan 2021-22

Pupil Premium Strategy and Evaluation of Spending 2020-21

Pupil Premium Evaluation of Spending 2019-20






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