Pupil Premium funding was introduced in April 2011 by the coalition government with the specific purpose of raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and closing the gap between them and their peers.
For the 2021-2022 academic year, schools and academies receive £955 per eligible secondary aged pupil and £2345 (increased from £2300 in 2019) for looked after and recently adopted children. We track how this funding is spent and what impact this has on the performance of our students. The fund is a separate grant and is therefore largely unaffected by the introduction of the national funding formula for schools. For 2022-23, the premium funding is increasing to £985, and £2410 for looked after children, paid directly to the academy in four quarterly instalments.
As a school community, we were, and continue to be, aware of the extensive impact and ongoing pressures lockdown and the developing Covid-19 situation has had on our disadvantaged students. Our aim, throughout this year, has been to ensure school is central in all students’ lives and every child, despite the challenges of the present circumstances, have the capacity to “have life and have it to the full” (John 10:10).
Pupil Premium Eligibility
You can use the form to enable Derbyshire County Council to check eligibility for pupil premium funding and free school meals.
Both parents and carers at the home address will have to submit their details for the pupil premium free school meal check.
The school meals pupil premium is additional funding for pupils to support their education. For further information, please contact DCC, tel: 01629 536481.