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The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 by the coalition Government to address issues which adversely affect student achievement in school that have been shown to be linked to disadvantage and deprivation.  The grant is based on the number of children registered for Free School Meals at any point in the last six years and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children of service personnel.  It is the responsibility of the Academy to decide how this money should be spent to support students, with the purpose of boosting pupil attainment of this group.

Our Pupil Premium students currently make up 37.7% of the student population.  For the Academic Year 2020/2021, the funding was £593,533 (£566,610 in 2019/2020).

Please see below for our Pupil Premium Strategy.