The pupil premium is additional money given to publicly funded schools in England. The purpose is to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils by supporting them to reach their potential. Research shows that students from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their peers. The premium is provided to enable these students by supporting them to reach their potential. The Government has used students entitled to free school meals (FSM), looked after children and service children as indicators of deprivation, and have provided a fixed amount of money for schools per student based on the number of students registered for FSM over a rolling six year period.
At Lancaster Academy we believe that every student should be ambitious to succeed irrespective of their background. We are committed to raising their aspirations and supporting them on their path to success. We are passionate about providing meaningful and enriching learning opportunities that inspire our students both in and beyond the classroom, while recognising that the diversity of our students’ needs necessitates a personalised approach. It is our aim to challenge all students to be the best that they can be and staff at The Lancaster Academy work hard to close the gaps and ensure that students are equipped to achieve their potential.
Impact is measured annually from a range of sources including results, in year data, student voice activities and teacher assessment.
Pupil Premium Strategy Statement
Please find a more detailed plan of interventions and costings by opening our strategy statement.