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Pupil Premium and Recovery

Pupil premium

At Marshalls Park Academy we recognise that we have students from disadvantaged backgrounds that may need additional support to reach their full potential. We appreciate that although there may be a variety of complex reasons that may contribute to their difficulties, we will help them overcome such barriers. We will employ a range of positive strategies and interventions to ensure that they leave us achieving academically and securing positive future outcomes.


What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives for its pupils. This additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gaps in attainment and achievement between them and their peers. It is targeted at students:

  • who are currently entitled to free school meals (£955 per child)
  • who are in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM (£955 per child)
  • Looked-after, defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority (£2345 per child)
  • who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order (£2345 per child)
  • whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces (£310 per child)

Nationally, pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in their school career have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible. The main, but not sole, purpose of the Pupil Premium is to help bridge these attainment gaps.

Our key objectives

To create an ethos of achievement for all of our disadvantaged students

To enhance positive behaviour for learning, attendance and punctuality

To create positive learning opportunities and life opportunities for our disadvantaged students

To diminish the difference in attainment and progress between our PP and non PP students

To provide enrichment and equal educational experiences for all of our disadvantaged students, ensuring that the PP funding makes a significant impact on their education and lives.