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Pupil Premium


What is the pupil premium?

The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives and is intended to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds to 'close the gap' through raising attainment and improving progress.

Currently, 43.8% of our students at The Stockwood Park Academy receive pupil premium funding.

Who is eligible for PP funding?

Pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years will be eligible for an additional funding of £955.

Children who have been looked-after for 1 day or more, were adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under a special guardianship order or residence order will be eligible for an additional funding of £1900.

Children of armed services personnel or are in receipt of a pension from the MOD are eligible for an additional funding of £310.

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The Stockwood Park Academy provides the best learning and achievement experience for all our students. We recognise that disadvantage in early years can create a gap between outcomes for disadvantaged students and those who have not experienced disadvantage. We aim, through a clear and focused strategy to eliminate the gap across a number of fields.

What are the main barriers to educational achievement?

Internal Barriers
  • Literacy and numeracy levels are lower upon entry to The Stockwood Park Academy for students eligible for the Pupil Premium than students who are not eligible.
External Barriers
  • Financial constraints and family commitments also restrict students from participating in school trips: in many instances, students eligible for pupil premium funding cannot attend extra-curricular clubs, trips and activities (including revision workshops and homework clubs).
  • Parental engagement with school, in particular with reference to the parents' ability to support home-based activities and attendance at parents’ evenings.

Please find below our currentPupil Premium Strategy and Impact documents available which detail how we use our Pupil Premium funding.

Please note that we no longer receive Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium funding as this is part of the General Annual Grant (GAG).