Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to support the education of students who have been registered for Free School Meals at any point over a six year period.

The funding is aimed at raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between them and their peers. The funding is calculated on the number of students who have been registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in a six year period (Ever 6) and any student who has been in care for six months or longer.

Funding is given to school in April and is indicative due to possible changes in number of students eligible.

2019/2020 Funding

For 2019-2020 the funding will be allocated as follows:

  • Pupil Premium @ £935 for any student who has been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years
  • Pupil Premium Plus @ £2300 for any student who has been looked after for one day or more, is adopted  or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order or a Residence Order
  • A Service Premium of £300 is also provided to support students with parents in the armed forces.

Last Updated: Autumn 2019

Total number of students on roll 657
Total number of students eligible for PPG (inc ever 6) 116
% of students eligible for PPG 17.7%
Total number of students eligible for CLA funding 6
Total number of students eligible for service child premium 0
Total Funding Available £95,772

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2018 - 2019 Under Review


Year 7 Literacy & Numeracy Catch-up Premium

The literacy and numeracy catch up funding provides schools with additional funding to support those children who performed below national expectations at KS2 in English and Maths. It is provided to all state funded schools with a Year 7 cohort.

Year 7 Catch Up Premium Grant Funding

In the academic year 2018/19 Tarleton Academy received £9,500

The funding has been allocated to enhance our provision in the following areas:

This funding is used to subside the overall costs of a Maths and English nurture group. It is a deliberately small pupil/teacher ratio (typically 1/10) and targeted to the pupils who come to us below age related standards. This group works with specialist Maths and English teachers to develop their overall numeracy and literacy, but also to develop their learner confidence and self-esteem. These small groups enable us to get to know the children behind the data and establish what the barriers to learning may have been. The aim is always to ensure that they make rapid and sustainable progress and join their peers in the mainstream groups where they continue to flourish. 

Impact of this funding

We have used this approach over the last four years and have found it to be a highly effective use of the funding, which we intend to continue. On an annual basis at least 35% of this group have progressed to join their mainstream peers enabling even greater intervention to support the less able in making continued progress. Our last Ofsted report stated: “The good use of the funding received to help those students who enter Year 7 with lower than expected levels of attainment in literacy, particularly reading, enables them to make rapid progress through creative teaching supported by well-chosen resources”.