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Disadvantaged Strategy

The Pupil Premium (PP) was introduced in April 2011, and is additional government funding used exclusively to provide and implement a range of activities and strategies to help disadvantaged children and young people do well at school by providing extra intervention to enable them to achieve their full potential.

The Government believes that Pupil Premium is the best way to address the current inequalities between children eligible for FSM and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Government have provided a fixed amount of Pupil Premium to schools per student, based upon the number of pupils that have registered for Free School Meals (currently or within the previous six academic years) and those that have been looked after by the Local Authority (within the previous six months).


Waterhead Academy's objectives in spending Pupil Premium

  • To reduce any gaps in attainment and progress outcomes between those students from deprived backgrounds against national for non-disadvantaged students by the end of Key Stage 4;
  • To increase attainment and improve progress outcomes for disadvantaged students across the curriculum but primarily in English and mathematics.
  • To reduce improve attendance, reduce exclusions and improve attitudes to learning/school for disadvantaged students.


Disadvantaged Strategy (Pupil Premium) Reports

Current Disadvantaged Strategy 2023-24