The Pupil Premium is additional funding which is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of students who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). The Pupil Premium also provides funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and the children of service personnel. The Pupil Premium is aimed at addressing the current underlying inequalities which exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent peers. Secondary schools also receive an additional funding for Year 7 students who have not achieved at least level 4 (the expected level at Key Stage 2), in reading and/or Mathematics. This funding is called Catch-Up Premium (CUP) and is intended to help these students ‘catch up’ in literacy and numeracy as early as possible in their secondary education and therefore enable them to access the secondary curriculum more fully.


The purpose of this policy is to outline how we will ensure that the Pupil Premium allocated to us has an impact on narrowing the attainment gaps which currently exist between our disadvantaged students and their peers. As a school in receipt of Pupil Premium funding, we are accountable to our parents and school community for how we are using this additional resource to narrow the achievement gaps of our pupils.  New measures have been included in the performance tables published annually on a national level. They capture the achievement of disadvantaged students covered by the Pupil Premium.


Pupil Premium Amount
2012/13 £256,885.00
2013/14 £ 373,500.00
2014/15 £ 402,050.00
2015/16 £ 393,621.65
2016/17 £ 339,765.00
2017/18 £ 345,579.00


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Year 7 179 89 90
Year 8 170 98 72
Year 9 172 77 95
Year 10 145 79 66
Year 11 130 59 71
Total 796 402 394
% of students in School 50.5% 49.5%


Please follow the link below for greater detail regarding the Academies Pupil Premium strategy.

Pupil Premium Action Plan 2018

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