What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly-funded schools in England to raise the attainment and achievement of disadvantaged pupils, and close the gap between them and their peers. It is the school's responsibility to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual students in their care.

The school receives funding for students who fall into the following categories:

  • pupils registered as eligible for free school meals, or eligible at any point in the past six years (£955 per child)
  • pupils who are registered as a service child (£310 per child)
  • looked after children (LAC), or pupils who have been adopted from care (up to £2,345 per child)


In 2020, students were allocated Centre Assessed Grades (CAGs) for their GCSEs and no performance tables were produced across the country, so we are unable to share data for this cohort. 


2018/19 (unvalidated data)
  PP (5) All National National PP
Progress 8 (P8) 0.98 1.21 0.11 -0.39
Attainment 8 (A8) 80.10 90.50 50.60 38.60
2017/18 PP (5) All National National PP
Progress 8 (P8) 0.45 1.19 -0.02 0.13
Attainment 8 (A8) 73.50 84.81 50.14 46.13
2016/17 PP (6) All    
Progress 8 (P8) 1.13 1.21    
Attainment 8 (A8) 79.60 82.88    


Planned spend 2020/21

Category Planned Spend
Uniform, Resources, Trips, Activities, Events and Music Lessons       £16,500
Pastoral Support £7,500
Teaching, Learning and Assessment      £8,500
Leadership and Management £2,000
Data Management     £835
Total   £35,355
Total number of students in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding       40


The school is expecting to receive £34,595 in pupil premium funding in 2020/21. The funds are allocated in two parts over the course of the school year so planned spends are an estimate.