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What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to PP Awards 2016   Secondary schools with published KS4 results V1publicly funded schools in England on behalf of students who are considered, for one of a range of social, emotional or financial reasons, to be disadvantaged. The funding is designed to help schools ensure they raise the attainment of these students, and ensure that disadvantaged students are able to progress as well as students who are not.

The table below indicates the funding allocated by the Department for Education for the academic year 2021-22:

Disadvantage Factor Allocation

Students in Y7-11 recorded as having had Free School Meals at any point in the last 6 years.


Children Looked After by Local Authority Care.


Children in ‘post-Local Authority’ care, including those who have been Adopted from Care.


Students in Y7-11 recorded as having been the child who has had a parent in the Armed Forces in the last 5 years.



It is important to note that Pupil Premium funding is not intended to be an individual ‘account’ per student. Rather, schools take an overview of their whole Pupil Premium budget, and the needs of all Pupil Premium students, then direct key strategies to help raise progress and attainment levels amongst Pupil Premium students. It is only by using the money as one budget that high cost support, e.g. staffing for one-to-one/ small group tuition can be funded.

Pupil Premium 2021-2022

The Pupil Premium budget for St. Clement Danes School in 2021-22 is forecast to be £81,945 which includes a Covid Recovery Premium of £6,690.


  • Refine and embed the Personalised Learning Strategic Plan, facilitating a whole school (tiered) approach to supporting disadvantaged students. Emphasis firmly on Tier 1 in class interventions as primary delivery method (please see Personalised Learning Strategic Plan for further information).
  • Embed active use of monitoring and review data to inform targeted interventions with meaningful impact across all Faculties and Year Groups.
  • Maintain enhanced pastoral and academic support for Pupil Premium students in receipt of £2345 funding to include regular, personalised contact with Pastoral and Senior Leaders and multi-disciplinary team meetings as appropriate.
  • Maintain targeted, personalised provision through use of a standardised funding formula within the school to allocate Pupil Premium funding and promote impact. Focus on equity of provision for all students when accessing extra curricula opportunities. 
  • Ensure all under-progressing Pupil Premium students in Key Stage 4 have access to subject specific and metacognition support programmes, as well as in-school pastoral support and counselling where necessary.
  • Ensure all Year 11 Pupil Premium students have priority places on curriculum enhancement programmes, delivered by external speakers and agencies
  • Maintain a wide range of careers guidance and enrichment opportunities for Pupil Premium students.
  • Maintain monitoring and provision for ‘post-Pupil Premium’ students in the Sixth Form.
  • Ensure a comprehensive and cohesive Enhanced Covid-19 Recovery Plan is embedded, which places disadvantaged students at the core of the provision, using additional recovery premium money to implement.

How we will measure our Impact 

  • Gap narrows between progress of Year 11 Pupil Premium students and rest of cohort in overall Progress 8 figures.
  • Gap narrows or stays minimal between progress of Year 7-10 Pupil Premium students and rest of cohort in internal progress data.
  • Teachers, Middle and Senior Leaders maintain use of whole school approaches when tracking disadvantaged students and implementing support. Use of Education Standards Boards to regularly review Pupil Premium progress in exam Year Groups.
  • Attendance gap between Pupil Premium students and rest of cohort reduces further across Years 7-11.

This information is reviewed annually in the Autumn term.



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