Pupil Premium






Meadowhead School strives to provide an outstanding education for all 11 to 18 year olds, ensuring that students aspire and are challenged to achieve academic success whilst supporting and developing individuals to prepare for the future.


The pupil premium is extra money paid to schools by the government to help disadvantaged children achieve more in education. It is given to schools according to the number of pupils who have been:


  • registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
  • have parents in the Armed Forces
  • or has left local authority care within the last 6 months


In the academic year 2016-2017, the basic pupil premium per eligible secondary-aged student was £935. For children who have parents in the armed forces this increases to £1235 and for children who have left local authority care the premium is £1900.


Children who are under the care of a Local Authority attract a premium of £1900. This premium is managed by the virtual schools head (VSH) and must be used for the benefit of the looked-after child’s (LAC) educational needs as described in their personal education plan. For the academic year 2016-2017 Meadowhead School received £19887 LAC funding.


For the academic year 2016-2017 Meadowhead School received Pupil Premium Grant funding of £433,743  The grant does not have to be completely spent within the financial year; some or all of it may be carried forward to future financial years.


The DfE states the grant may be spent in the following ways:


  • for the purpose of the school i.e. for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school
  • for the benefit of pupils registered at other maintained schools or academies
  • on community facilities e.g. services whose provision furthers any charitable purpose for the benefit of pupils at the school or their families, or people who live or work in the locality in which the school is situated


Additionally we received £27,339 Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium funding.



Future plans for 2017-2018 focuses on 6 main areas for further improvement based on the review for 2016-2017 (this is detailed in the document below):


  1. Higher levels of literacy and numeracy for Year 7 students eligible for PP funding
  2. Improvements in attainment and progress 8 scores measured through GCSE outcomes
  3. Behaviour concerns addressed leading to improved standards across the school
  4. Aspiration, self-belief and resilience levels are raised
  5. An increase in attendance rates and a decrease in the proportion of students that are categorised as persistently absent
  6. Levels of family engagement are increased for PP students
  1. 2015-2016 PPG REPORT
  2. MSAT 16-17 Review of Expenditure PPG
  3. MSAT 17-18 Expenditure PPG