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Pupil Premium

What is ‘Pupil Premium’?

Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is paid by means of a specific grant for any pupils who have been registered as eligible for Free School Meals within the last six years or those who are looked after by the Local Authority. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. The Pupil Premium will be used by this school to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most. This group of students is currently referred to nationally  as “disadvantaged students (DS)”.

Why do we need Pupil Premium?

Statistics for many years show that there is a gap between the attainment of those students who are considered disadvantaged and those who are not, even if they come to school with the same abilities. This is because of the opportunities that some children can be offered. The Pupil Premium is designed to help close this gap and allow all students to achieve their potential.

How effective is our Pupil Premium strategy?

In 2018/2019, our Progress 8 figure for students who qualified for the Pupil Premium was 0, with positive contributions in the Maths and 'Open' subjects.

In the 2022 outcomes, our progress 8 score of +0.23 saw a universal increase in outcomes for all students at Grace Academy Coventry. In the provisional results from 2023, where comparing against 2022 outcomes, the gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvnataged students closed by 0.2 in 'Attainment' and in 'Open' subjects. In overall progress, English and Maths the gap remained the same as it was in 2022.

The attached strategy outlines where impact is evident, and our next steps in terms of maximising disadvantaged student attainment and progress. 

For our full Pupil Premium breakdown please view the document below.

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