Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

The impact and spending strategy for pupil premium funding is reviewed at every Academy Council/ Rapid Improvement Board meeting. The annual review is published on the academy’s website in September each year.

The main barriers to achievement for disadvantaged pupils in this academy are:

  • Low aspirations and expectations
  • Low literacy and numeracy levels
  • Low attendance and punctuality
  • Lack of organisation and strategies to learn independently
  • Low levels of confidence
  • Passivity
  • Barriers to learning exacerbated by disadvantaged students being the majority of students (60%)

Total pupil premium funding for current year 2019-2020 is £532,000

The report below outlines how funding was spent in 2018-2019 and how it will be spent in 2019-2020, as well as outlining the principles upon which decisions are made. The report covering the period 2019-2021 will be available in September 2020.