Pupil Premium

Introduced in April 2011, the Pupil Premium is a Government initiative that provides additional funding aimed at pupils from deprived backgrounds. Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The Pupil Premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential by accelerating their progress.

The Government has used pupils entitled to Free School Meals and those who are looked after as an indicator for deprivation. They have given a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil, based on the number of pupils registered for Free School Meals and 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. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.

See the below documents to see how we plan to use it.

Primary current year:

Pupil Premium Strategy - Primary 2017 - 2018


Secondary current year:

BSCA Secondary Pupil Premium Strategy Statement- 2017


Previous years:

Pupil Premium Table 2015

BSCA Secondary Pupil Premium Strategy Statement- 2016