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Pupil Premium

Somercotes Academy receives additional funding, pupil premium, to support students who have been in receipt of free school meals within the last 6 years.

The Academy will primarily focus the Pupil Premium funding to accelerate progress and 'narrow the gap' for disadvantaged students. It is estimated that in 2020-2021 the Academy will receive £139,315.00 in Pupil Premium funding.

The range of provision will include:

  • Reduced class sizes to improve opportunities and outcomes
  • One to One / small group teaching for some students to support progress in English and Maths
  • Weekend and holiday revision classes
  • Increased number of Teaching Assistants for specific in class support
  • Increased support to address shortfalls in reading and basic numeracy
  • Increased pastoral support for vulnerable students
  • Access to additional curriculum based provision, e.g. music tuition
  • Timetabled intervention sessions for EBAC subjects
  • Support from external agencies to raise aspirations and increase opportunities

Download The Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2020/2021





In 2019-2020 the Academy received £140,250.00 Pupil Premium funding.

The range of provision included:

  • Reduced class sizes to improve opportunities and outcomes
  • One to One / small group teaching for some students to support progress in English and Maths
  • Weekend and holiday revision classes
  • Increased number of Teaching Assistants for specific in class support
  • Increased support to address shortfalls in reading and basic numeracy
  • Increased pastoral support for vulnerable students
  • Access to additional curriculum based provision, e.g. music tuition

The impact of Pupil Premium from year 7 to year 11 for 2019-2020 was:

  • A reduction in the progress gap between students in receipt of the Pupil Premium and other students in English, the Open element and EBACC subjects.
  • In KS3, the progress gap between the academic disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students is continuing to reduce.
  • Despite national lockdown, the Pupil Premium funding enabled the Academy to support students to make good progress and to address barriers which might have impacted on their progress and wellbeing.

Download The Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2019/2020

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