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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

Pupil Premium funding is allocated to schools on the basis of:

  • Students have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years – £935 per student
  • Children in care, referred to as 'Looked After Children' (LAC) - £1900 per student
  • Students of parents serving in the armed forces to address the emotional and social well-being of these students - £300 per student

Schools have the freedom to spend the Pupil Premium, which is additional to the underlying academy budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for these students.

How much Pupil Premium funding does UTCN get?

UTCN’s funding is made up of £935 per pupil premium student and £300 per services child, as well as £1900 per adopted child and a potential additional fund of £1900 per looked after child.

Last year we had funding of £38,265 for Pupil Premium students. The number of students eligible for the Pupil Premium in 2016-17 was 45 (27.2% of the Key Stage 4 cohort). 

The Pupil Premium funding for 2017-18 academic year is projected to be £33,660 based on 36 students who are eligible (26.9% of the Key Stage 4 cohort).

Overarching Objective for Pupil Premium

To close the attainment gap between Pupil Premium students and non-Pupil Premium students.


All students: Pupil Premium Students

GCSE Results (% pass grade 4 or above)
English Language 62% : 76%
English Literature 63% : 71%
Maths 79% : 95%
Core Science 20% : 25%
Attendance Data
90.9% : 90%

Pupil Premium Statement

We want to ensure that fine data is used effectively to target key groups in Year 11 and 10. This will support the students in lessons by ensuring they are equipped to make at least good progress throughout the year. In particular our focus is on students who, both on entering UTCN and throughout their time at school, are not making the required level of progress based on their year 6 SATs results. This will be calculated and monitored using literacy and numeracy tests that are done regularly throughout year 10 and year 11. They will have a series of opportunities such as access to tutoring and intervention sessions, which are designed specifically for each individual in order to promote their progress.

We also expect the attendance of Pupil Premium students to close the gap (by at least 2%) with their peers. This will be done through regular attendance monitoring and early intervention when required. We will also ensure the Pupil Premium students continue to access exciting and challenging extra-curricular enrichment to raise confidence, including being provided the opportunity to consider life after year 11 in order to raise aspirations.

2017-18 Planned Expenditure Summary

UTCN’s projected funding for 2016-17 is £40,135 which is made up of £935 per pupil premium student and £300 per services child, as well as £1900 per adopted child and a potential additional fund of £1900 per looked after child.

Objectives for 2017/2018

  • To close the attendance gap between PP and non-PP students by at least 2% compared to last year’s attendance data.
  • To ensure PP students are fully integrated into the rich learning opportunities provided by UTCN in order to raise students’ confidence and allow them to achieve a positive school experience.
  • To provide various opportunities for students to consider life after year 11 in order to raise aspirations.
  • To raise literacy and numeracy levels through individually tailored tutoring for each PP student.
  • To provide an extensive intervention programme which is targeted at individual barriers to learning across a series of subjects.

How UTCN measures the impact of Pupil Premium funding

Every year UTCN commissions a Pupil Premium audit. This audit analyses the impact of all pupil premium expenditure and makes recommendations for future development. 

When does UTCN review its Pupil Premium strategy? 

The Pupil Premium strategy was reviewed in July 2017 and will next be reviewed July 2018

For any queries about Pupil Premium please contact Mr Moralee, Pupil Premium Lead on 01603 580280 or