Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?


The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals; those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel. In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years.


Nationally, the statistics show that students who are in receipt of FSM do less well than their peers achieving expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths. The Staff and Academy Pupil Council of Shiphay Learning Academy are totally committed to ensuring that provision secures the teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all pupils so that they make maximum progress and reach their potential. Our school welcomes and shares the government’s aim of tackling all forms of disadvantage and works tirelessly to ensure inclusion and equal access for all learners. We recognise that the pupil premium funding is allocated to children in receipt of free school meals and is a means of addressing some of the issues associated with social disadvantage and in particular, in narrowing and hopefully eventually closing, any gap in attainment. In making appropriate provision for this we also acknowledge that not all pupils in receipt of free school meals are socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals and so the academy reserves the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as needing additional support to achieve improved outcomes in learning and/or well-being.

All schools are required to publish, on their websites, what the funding they have received and how the money is being spent. Please see the attachments below for how we spend the Pupil Premium money.


Jodie Chubb, Middle School Team Leader, leads on Pupil Premium in school and can be contacted on to discuss it in more detail.  

How much pupil premium funding do we receive?


2018 - 2019£99,960
2019 - 2020£123,980



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To find out more information on whether you are eligible for Free School Meals, please click here