Pupil Premium Statement

Background to the Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is a government grant which is allocated to schools based on the number of pupils on roll if they meet at least 1 of the following criteria:

  •  they are currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales
  •  they have left care in England or Wales through:

an adoption
a special guardianship order
a child arrangement order

The grant was introduced in 2011 and the purpose of the grant is to support schools in ensuring that any differences in attainment between the disadvantaged and the more advantaged are shown to be diminishing. 

In the 2015-16 financial year the amount allocated was £1,320 per each student who qualified for the Pupil Premium funding. This amount will continue in the 2016-17 financial year for pupils in Reception year to Year 6 for each child registered for free school meals within the last 6 years.

Alternatively, schools may also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has left local authority care because of either

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangement order
  • or a residence order

The early years pupil premium (EYPP), will be given to early years providers who are delivering the funding entitlement for 3- and 4-year-olds. The funding equates to up to £300 extra per year for each disadvantaged child who meets the eligibility criteria.

Our Rationale

Cuckoo Hall Academy Trust (CHAT) acknowledges the responsibility for socially disadvantaged pupils and we are committed to meeting pastoral, social and academic needs within the Academies' environment. We are committed to diminishing the difference between vulnerable pupils and the Pupil Premium funding forms a vital part of that process. Each of our academies approach the Pupil Premium through the following principles:

  • ensuring that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils;
  • ensuring that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, including ensuring the needs of socially disadvantaged are adequately assessed and addressed
  • recognising that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged, as well as that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals
  • allocating the funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils which the we have legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged
  • allocating the funding following a 'needs analysis' to identify priority class, groups or individuals.

Limited funding and resources mean that not all pupils receiving free school meals will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time. Provision is made through:

  • Enabling pupils' access to education
  • Enabling pupils' access to the curriculum; and
  • Alternative support and intervention within the Academy environment.

The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium will support us in achieving our vision. All our work through the Pupil Premium is aimed at accelerating progress and moving children to at least the age-related expectations, or at least achieves the nationally expected points of progress each year in English and Mathematics.

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Our Own Pupil Premium Statement 2014-15:

Please click here to view our own Pupil Premium Statement for Cuckoo Hall for the academic year 2014-15.

Previous Pupil Premium Statements:

Please click here to view:    2013 - 2014 Pupil Premium Statement 

Please click here to view:    2012 - 2013 Pupil Premium Statement 

Please click here to view:    2011 - 2012 Pupil Premium Statement