Pupil Premium

Last updated: 28/11/2017



St. Mary’s Academy recognises that all students, regardless of their background and socio-economic status should have equal access to the curriculum to enable rapid and sustained progress. 

Pupil Premium is a Government grant of additional funding given to schools and academies, to enable them to support their disadvantaged students and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. It is used to raise attainment, promote social skills and independence in order to close this attainment gap. 

The grant is allocated to pupils who access free school meals, pupils who are, or have been, looked after by the Local Authority and pupils who have a parent in the Armed Forces. 

Ensuring that the progress of our most vulnerable groups of learners is a prominent part of our strategic plan. We believe that the progress of all pupils, especially those from disadvantaged groups, is a whole school priority. 

This vision includes not only the curriculum areas but is fundamental to our ethos and our support structures. 

Number of students eligible for Pupil Premium funding 2017/18 81

Pupil Premium £935 per pupil

Looked after children £1900 per pupil (6 students) 

Service children - £300

Year Groups:

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
21 14 20 16 10

For further information regarding support for disadvantaged pupils and Pupil premium funding please contact Mrs J Hings.


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