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
  • children adopted from care or who have left care.

In the academic year 2017-2018, the basic pupil premium per eligible secondary-aged student was £935. For children who have parents in the armed forces this increased to £1235 and for children who had left local authority care the premium was £1900.

Children who are under the care of a Local Authority attracted 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 2017-2018 Meadowhead School received LAC funding of £16,683.

For the academic year 2017-2018 Meadowhead School received direct Pupil Premium Grant funding of £421,722  The grant does not have to be completely spent in the financial year beginning April 2018; 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 Meadowhead received £27,256 Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium funding.

NOTE: For the academic year 2018-2019, the value of grant for children in care and those who have left local authority care increased to £2,300. All other values are unchanged.

Future plans for 2018-2019 focuses on 6 main areas for further improvement based on the review for 2017-2018 (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

Date of Pupil Premium review: October 2018
Internal review of strategy: April 2019

  1. PPG Report 2018-19 MSAT Introduction
  2. PP-strategy-MSAT 17-18 Review of Expenditure
  3. PP-strategy-MSAT 18-19 Expenditure