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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Report for the academic year 2017/18

The government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011 to address underlying inequalities between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. The amount received by a school is calculated from the number of pupils who are eligible in the following categories:

  • Entitlement to Free School Meals (at any time in the last 6 years);
  • Children who have ever been in the care of the Local Authority;
  • Children of active Service personnel

The amount a school receives is calculated from census data in January of each year and included in the next financial year's school budget. It is used by the school for the following academic year and the use and impact is reported at the end of the academic year once all school data is finalised. This means that there  may be movement of pupils in and out of the school during the time between the original allocation and its use, so the use may be adapted to reflect the changing needs of pupils. 


Schools decide how to spend the pupil premium allocation, as they are best placed to identify those at risk of underachievement and assess what additional provision should be made for all pupils.

Schools are required to report online how the funding has been used and the impact of the additional provision on the achievement of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.

To see our strategy statement for 2017/18 please click here

To see our impact statement for 2016/17 please click here


At the federation of East Cowton and Kirkby Fleetham schools we recognise that not all disadvantaged pupils will necessarily qualify for the premium and that not all those who qualify are necessarily in need of additional provision.


Our work through the pupil premium is aimed at:

  • accelerating progress, moving students to at least age related expectations in communication, literacy and maths
  • engaging students in their education through enjoyment and positive affirmation both inside and outside the school day
    • offering pastoral support in the form of social, emotional or family support


Pupil Premium resources may also be used to target able student on FSM to excel

We also recognise that enjoyment of school and having access to enrichment opportunities is important to children’s well being and learning. With this in mind we may also include support with the following:

  • Any ‘paid for’ clubs
  • Swimming
  • Trips including residential trips
  • Music lessons

To view our Pupil premium policy please click here


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