Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It was allocated to children from low-income families who were known to be eligible for free school meals, and children who had been looked after continuously for more than six months. Eligibility for the Pupil Premium for 2012–13 was extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever6 Free School Meals measure). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and a smaller amount for the children of service personnel. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they are accountable for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and the other target groups. New measures have been included in the performance tables that show the achievement of pupils who attract the Pupil Premium.

The Year 7 Catch Up Premium was introduced in 2013. This is allocated to students who did not achieve a level 4 in either Maths or English at the end of Key Stage 2. This funding should be spent on supporting these students to improve their Maths and English levels and to try and provide the best opportunities to allow them to catch up with other students in their year group. Once again, schools are free to spend this Premium as they see fit.

At De Lisle College, we have introduced and developed a variety of intervention strategies to help support students who have qualified for the Pupil Premium. We have studied the Sutton Trust Report which is a Teaching and Learning Toolkit which provides guidance for teachers and schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. As a result of our research we have listed in the table below, the actions that we will take to raise standards for these students as well as the cost and intended outcomes.


Pupil Premium spending:

2015-16: £177,573.00

2016-17: £168,458.75

2018-19: £150,535.00