Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

Download our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement in PDF format

The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding the school ordinarily receives. This funding is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds to address the social inequality that exists between these students and their less deprived peers.

How much is the Pupil Premium?

For the 2018-19 academic year, the premium will be worth £935 per student. This premium is allocated for each student who is in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) or who have been in receipt of FSM in the past six years (known as Ever6). Students in care, or adopted from local authority care will attract a premium of £2300, whereas students whose parents are/have been in the armed forces will attract a premium of £300.

How many students at Countesthorpe Academy are eligible for the Pupil Premium?

At the time of writing approximately 20% of students  at Countesthorpe Academy in Key Stages 3 and 4 are classified as disadvantaged, and are therefore eligible for the Pupil Premium. This means that the school is provisionally set to receive Pupil Premium funding for 235 students for the 2018-19 academic year. This equates to £218,000 for the 2018-19 academic year.

  Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 Whole college
Number PP students 47 46 63 46 34 236
Total number of students 272 279 288 238 199 1276
%PP 17% 16% 22% 19% 17% 18.5%

How does the School spend Pupil Premium funding?

Leaders at a school are held to account for how they go about spending their Pupil Premium funding and it is necessary for each school to ensure that they monitor and evaluate the impact of each of the ways in which they decide to spend the money. At Countesthorpe Academy, we rigorously ensure that the Pupil Premium is used to 'transform lives' and allows every student to achieve.

The intention is to increase the attainment and progress made by our students eligible for the Pupil Premium, and therefore overtime continue to rapidly narrow in college gaps that exists between this group of students and their peers. In addition, we aim to continue to close the gap between the achievement of our disadvantaged students and the national achievement standards of all students.