Closing the gap: all children reaching their potential
The Morley Newlands Academy believes that all children should benefit from a good education and provides pupils with equal access to a curriculum that supports children reaching their full potential. The pupil premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money to pupils from poorer backgrounds in order to “close the gap” between richer and poorer children and those who have parents serving in the armed forces by improving academic performance.
Schools that are awarded the funding by government are given freedom to spend the money as they can best plan and make provisions for their students. The impact of the pupil premium is primarily measured through Ofsted results, pupil attainment, and Department of Education performance tables.