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Pupil Premium

For details regarding Westminster Academy's use of Pupil Premium funding, please refer to our 2021-2022 Pupil Premium document available to download at the bottom of this page.

This document includes:

i) The Pupil Premium funding allocation budgeted for this academic year

ii) Details of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by the disadvantaged students at the Academy

iii) Details on how Pupil Premium funding will be spent to overcome these barriers and the reasons for this approach

iv) The impact of Pupil Premium funding last academic year, which was measured through ongoing teacher assessment and standardised tests. 

The impact of Pupil Premium for 2021-2022 will be measured through ongoing teacher assessment, standardised tests and examinations. Westminster Academy Senior Leadership Team will review the Pupil Premium strategy in August 2022. 

Details of how the Pupil Premium allocation for last academic year was spent can be found in our 2020-2021 Pupil Premium document, available to view at the bottom of this page.

Covid-19 Catch-up Premium

During 2020-2021 Westminster Academy received the 'Covid-19 catch-up premium grant', which is allocated to schools to support students to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus. Details of how we intend to spend the grant and how we will assess the impact of the grant can be found in the report available to download below.

Summer School Funding

During 2020-2021, Westminster Academy received funding to provide a Summer School. Information on the aims of the programme, the funding and how it was spent can be found on the report available to download from the bottom of this page.

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

Full details regarding Westminster Academy's use of the Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium for 2019-2020 can be found in the document available to download from the bottom of the page. This includes:

i) Details of how the Academy spent the Year 7 Catch-up Premium last financial year

ii) How it made a difference to the attainment of the students who benefit from the funding.

16 to 19 Tuition Fund 2021-2022

Westminster Academy has applied to receive funding of £7,650 for the 16 to 19 tuition fund 2021 to 2022.

All students in the Sixth Form at Westminster Academy take a Level 3 course in Mathematics as part of either their IB Diploma Programme or IB Career-related Programme. Learning in mathematics has been found to have been the subject most affected by the discontinuities of learning since the pandemic. These funds will therefore be used to pay for small group tuition for Year 13 mathematicians working towards completion of the Mathematics Applications and Interpretations IB standard level course. The funding will support an additional hour of tuition throughout the period from October 2021 to April 2022. It will be directed towards students who are in receipt of the 16-19 discretional bursary. 

The planned programme involves small group tuition of no more than four students to be given one hour per week of additional mathematics during term time. This will be outsourced to an external tutoring agency. Additional small group support can be provided in either the October, February or April holidays and will be staffed by a mathematics teacher on the Academy staff.

Equal Opportunities

Westminster Academy's Equal Opportunities policy can be found below. We are committed to ensuring our school meets the aims of the public sector equality duty, with regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Equality Act 2010
  • Advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it
  • Foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it

Strategies across all aspects of Academy life help us to achieve these aims, such as a curriculum which champions diversity, staff training, displays that celebrate diverse communities; and we conduct annual audits of these areas. Furthermore:

  • BRONZE E&C logoWestminster Academy is proud to work with Educate and Celebrate to become an LGBTQ+ inclusive school.
  • We were a UCL Beacon School in Holocaust Education 2020-2021.
  • Staff work towards a Black Lives Matter Charter, created following consulation among educators as a commitment to our goals with regards to diversity.
  • We work with organisations such as Solutions Not Sides and the Naz Legacy Trust to provide meaningful opportunities for students to explore and discuss equality of opportunity.

Read more in our Equal Opportunities Policy, available to download below.