The Pupil Premium Grant is additional Government funding that is allocated to students who have been registered for benefit-related free school meals, or whose parents have been in receipt of any benefits listed, at any point in the last six years.
The Catch Up Grant is awarded to schools directly. It is to be used to support Year 7 students who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.
The Pupil Premium Grant comes directly into our Academy to support the participation of extra-curricular activities.
We will publish details of how Bolder Academy spends its Pupil Premium Grant here.
We firmly believe all of our students, no matter their background, deserve the best possible chance to access opportunities in school and beyond. We are focused on supporting the progress of all our students and in particular providing the right support for our Pupil Premium students.
Our Governing Board understands the right of every student to receive a free school education and that activities offered during normal teaching time should be available to all students. Costs should not become a barrier for any student when it comes to participation.
The Governors do also recognise the valuable contribution that the wide range of additional activities, trips and residential experiences can make towards students’ education and life chances.
The education we provide at Bolder Academy, including the facilities and materials, compulsory curriculum trips and/or education for prescribed examinations is free.
Further details can be found here in the Charging and Remission Policy 2018
Occasionally we may request voluntary contributions for visits/activities both inside and outside school time, residential or non-residential, school equipment and school funds generally.
The literacy and numeracy catch–up premium gives state-funded schools, including special schools and alternative provision settings, additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 ( KS2 ).
Please find our summary here:
Pupil Premium - through Free School Meals application
If you are between jobs, or experiencing a short break in employment, your child may be eligible to receive Free School Meals and other reductions in school costs. Bolder Academy would benefit from additional funding from the Pupil Premium Grant which would go towards meeting the needs of pupil premium students.
Please apply now if you or your spouse or partner is receiving one of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- The Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and have an annual household income of less than £16,190.
How to Apply
Information on how to apply for Free School Meals is through the local authority who will assess the criteria for eligibility.
Applications can be made on this page: Hounslow Free School Meals Application
Covid-19 Catch Up Premium
The Academy has been allocated Covid-19 Catch up Premium – details of the spend is here: