This section of the website aims to outline the ways in which The Hastings Academy intends to ensure that pupils defined as having faced disadvantage will be supported in raising their attainment and closing the gap between them and their peers.
The Hastings Academy receives funding from the government to address underlying inequalities experienced by students who have been eligible for Free School Meals in the last six years, or have been adopted from care; this is known as the Pupil Premium.
Over 50% of the students on roll at The Hastings Academy are eligible for pupil premium funding. This places the Academy in the 80th percentile nationally.
As part of our PRIDE agenda the Academy strives to close the gap between disadvantaged students and their peers, year on year, until no gap remains.
For more information please read our Pupil Premium PolicyPupil Premium Policy
The reports below outline how we have spent last years’ funding and how we are planning to spend it this year.
Please find below the details of the support put in place for students across a range of year groups and the intended and actual outcomes of that support.Pupil Premium Expenditure and Impact 2015-16
The details of the planned support and its intended outcome for pupil premium students can be seen in this report.Pupil Premium Planned Expenditure 2016-17
The Hastings Academy has established a fund to assist students who are in receipt of Free School Meals or Pupil Premium. The fund has been set up to supplement the purchase of essential school uniform and equipment as well as enabling students to participate in curriculum-based activities and trips.
Assistance will normally be limited to a percentage of the total cost of the activity/item and in most cases, except for activities/trips, parents/carers will be expected to firstly purchase the item and then reclaim the money from the academy.
The request for this support will be administered by the person responsible for the Pupil Premium Fund. If you wish to discuss your case before applying for support please contact the Academy and ask to speak to the person responsible for the Pupil Premium Fund. All matters will be dealt with in the strictest confidence and all applications on their individual merits.