Pupil Premium

Barbara Priestman Academy receives additional funding for Pupil Premium Grant. The allocation of additional funding is planned each academic year and is based upon an analysis of pupil outcomes including progress, behaviour and attendance.

This funding is primarily to help with pastoral support. It can also be used to help improve the academic progress of eligible pupils if the school deems this to be a priority. Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

Details for each additional funding area are available below.

The academy leadership team internally review the impact and use of funds on a termly basis and Trustees review the impact through the Local Accountability Board (LAB), Academic and SEN Team Meetings, Quality Assurance review days and Standards Committees.

Pupil Premium is additional funding, from the Government, provided to schools for supporting more children from low income families to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all others. This enables us to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.


Pupil Premium Grant 2023-2024

Pupil Premium Eligibility Criteria Amount of funding for each secondary-ages pupil per year Funding is paid to
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as free school meals (Ever 6) including eligible (including eligible children of families with no recourse to public funds) £1,035 School
Pupils who have previously been looked after £2,530 School
Looked after children £2,530 Local Authority (School receive funding minus LA top slice)
Service Children  Service Premium per pupil
Eligible service children in year groups reception to year 11 £335

At Barbara Priestman Academy, a large proportion of children are eligible for the Pupil Premium.

All our colleagues and trustees accept responsibility for socially disadvantaged pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within a caring environment.

The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium will support us in achieving our vision.

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement, including pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and the children of armed service personnel.

PPG Mid Year Review
PPG Plan 2.3.2024