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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Statement


Schools and Academies receive Pupil Premium funding from the government to support their work in tackling underachievement by disadvantaged pupils.

Disadvantaged pupils refers to those pupils claiming free school meals at any point in the last six years and pupils in care or who left care through adoption or another formal route.

Currently, 46% of our students are classed as pupil premium. In 2016/17, the Academy received £358,105 funding for disadvantaged students. Our Pupil Premium strategy report outlines how the funding is spent and will be reviewed to measure the impact of each intervention moving forward.



  • We are committed to ‘narrowing the gap’ between all pupils and any specific cohort or group of pupils.
  • We will ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our pupils.
  • We will ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups; this includes ensuring that the needs of pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium Grant to support any pupil or group of pupils we have legitimately identified as being disadvantaged.
  • Funds will be allocated following an analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals.
  • Not all eligible pupils will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time.

In order to judge the impact of Pupil Premium expenditure on pupil outcomes we may use the following criteria: 

 % 5+ A*-C including English and mathematics – Year 11

 Average Points Score – English and mathematics – Year 11

 Value Added – best 8 including equivalents – Year 11

 Progress in English and mathematics – all years

 Reading Ages – all years

 % Attendance – all years

 % Persistent Absence – all years

 % Fixed Term Exclusions – all years

For each measure we will compare Pupil Premium pupils against other pupils in the Academy. 

We will also compare the achievement of our Year 11 against all pupils nationally.