Funding Agreement

The Funding Agreement is the contract between the Secretary of State for Education and the academy and sets out the terms on which the academy is funded. Please also see the Deed of Variation – an update to the original Funding Agreement.

The Funding Agreement specifies how the academy is run, its duties and the powers the Secretary of State has over the academy. The Funding Agreement is the method by which academies are held accountable to the Department for Education (DfE).   In places the Funding Agreement makes specific references to existing legislation to ensure that academies operate in a similar fashion to other state-funded schools and that there is parity between academies and other state schools.  Funding Agreements are not static and may be updated as the law and policy relating to academies changes.

Annual Reports and Financial Statements

Annual Report and Financial Statement Year ended 31 August 2020

Audit Management Letter Year Ending 31 August 2020

Annual Report and Financial Statement Year Ended 31 August 2019

Audit Management Letter Year Ending 31 August 2019

Annual Report and Financial Statement Year Ended August 2018

Audit Management Letter Year Ending 31 August 2018

Please click on the titles above for the end of year accounts.

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional funding provided by the Department for Education to enhance the education of children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. Additional information regarding Pupil Premium can be found here.

Covid-19 Catch Up Premium

Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID- 19). The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time. Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for this academic year. Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances. (DfE Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium: 31 October 2020)

The catch-up premium is a one off payment funded on a per pupil basis at £80 per pupil. This will be based on the previous year’s census and will not include Nursery. The spending of this money will be down to schools to allocate as they see best. How Mellor Primary School allocated this money can be seen detailed in the plan. 

Covid-19 Catch-up Premium Plan & Impact 2020-2021

PE & Sports Premium

Please take a look at how we allocate our PE & Sports premium in the document link below.

Mellor Primary School Sports Premium 2020-2021

Mellor Primary School Sports Premium 2019-2020

Mellor Primary School Sports Premium 2018-2019