Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

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The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding the college 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 2017-18 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), students in care, students whose parents are/have been in the armed forces, looked after students and any students who have been in receipt of FSM in the past six years (known as Ever6).


How many students at Countesthorpe Leysland Community College are eligible for the Pupil Premium?

At the time of writing approximately 20% of students  at Countesthorpe Leysland Community College 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 244 students for the 2017-18 academic year. This equates to £228 140 for the 2017-18 academic year.

  Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 KS3 KS4 Whole college
Number PP students 57 66 49 34 38 172 72 244
Total number of students 303 299 250 204 205 852 409 1261
%PP 18.8% 22% 19.6% 18.1% 18.5% 20.2% 17.6% 19.3%

How does the College 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 Leysland Community College, 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.



The 2017 GCSE results showed that the progress gap between disadvantged students and other students has improved slightly (Progress 8 gap of 0.68 in 2017 relative to 0.75 in 2016).

The College accepts that there is work to be done in this area and is working hard to address this matter. Currently we are working with our Teaching School Alliance to share good practice and will undertake an independent review of our Pupil Premium Strategy during this academic year.