Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional funding provided by the Department of Education to bridge the attainment gap for socially-economically deprived pupils.  This includes Ever 6 pupils and those who have received free school meals in the last 6 years.

Schools are allocated Pupil Premium grant on a financial year basis rather than an academic year.  The 2016-17 allocation for Emslie Morgan Academy was £73,068. This figure is projected to rise for the 2017-18 year by 6%.

The grant is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals at any point in the last six years. As a consequence of their financial circumstances the school receives additional grant to support the pupils in their learning. This is referred to as the 'Ever 6' model.

The school receives £935 for every eligible 'Ever 6' pupil.

Pupil Premium is used to provide additional tuition, educational materials and resources to support achievement for these pupils. It is also used to subsidise uniform, revision programmes, educational visits, activities and special projects to maximise the potential of our disadvantaged pupils.

Free access to swimming during school holidays for under 18’s

Following the removal of free swimming for residents under the age of 18 during the school holidays

Applications for free swimming during school holidays can be applied for at any Leisure Centre upon proof of eligibility. Those in receipt of Child Tax Credit (CTC) only with an income of less than £16,100, Job Seekers Allowance (JSA), Employment Support Allowance (ESA), Income Support or Universal Credit are eligible to apply. Proof accepted will be the most up to date award letter along with the letter issued in March/April advising of the benefit changes for the tax year of April 2016/2017.

Only the parent in receipt of the Benefit will be able to make the application and once made the free swimming will last for a 12 month period.

As with the previous free swimming provision this is only valid during school holiday public swim sessions.

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