Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The 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. This funding is allocated to a school based on the number of students who are or have been in receipt of free school meals or who are children looked after by a local authority or those children whose parents are in the armed forces.

In 2017 to 2018: 

  • Secondary Schools will receive £935 per FSM (Ever6) Pupil 
  • LAC £1900 per pupil – eligibility extended to include those who have been looked after for one day or more compared to current requirements of 6 months 
  • Service child premium will remain at £300

School Strategy for 2017-2018 Pupil premium – how the money is used at the Academy 

In the school academic year 2016-2017 the school received £291,008 in pupil premium funding and in this Academic Year we expect to receive £286,578. The percentage of students that qualify for this funding is currently 41.3%. This funding is distributed across the school in the following ways in order to close any gaps in learning outcomes and raise achievement.

See here to see how we use our Pupil Premium Funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.

The Main barriers to educational achievement faced by our eligible pupils- 

  • Literacy and Numeracy aptitude
  • Reading ages 
  • Social and emotional issues 
  • Support from and for families
  • Maintaining expected progress in English, Maths and Science
Strategy Costing

Additional English, Maths and Science staffing (inc. for non-Secondary Ready)

£80,000 (contribution)

Pupil Premium Intervention Leader £25,000 (contribution)
Maths Mentor £25,000 (contribution)
Nurture Groups in Year 7 and 8 £20,000 (contribution)

Welfare staff- Specific mentoring for Attendance/ Academic Progress

£30,000 (contribution)

Support Mentor for LAC students

£15,000 (contribution)

Intervention packages including  Accelerated Reader, LEXIA, BKSB and PiXL Apps


Attendance Reward Trips/ Visits/ Extra curricular


Social and Emotional support, including MIND, Anti Bullying counsellor

Show my Homework, Doddle, My Maths £6,000
Subject Initiative funding £30,000
Breakfast Club £3,000
Exam booster sessions £5,000
CEIG Guidance £2,000

Miscellaneous- includes uniform, Food ingredients etc


Date of next Pupil Premium Review - Review to be scheduled for September 2018.  Previous External Review took place on 23-9-2016

Our pupil premium policy can be found on our policies page

Pupil Premium Income

DfE Financial Year (Ending 31st March)

Students Eligible

% of Students Eligible

Funding per Student

Total Allocation





















2015-2016 307 42 £935 £286,578
2016-2017 303 43.5 £935 £291,008
2017-2018 306 42.6 £935 £286,578

Actual Funding Received per Academic Year

Year Amount

2011 - 2012


2012 - 2013


2013 - 2014


2014-2015 £298,212
2015-2016 £286,555.13
2016-2017 £291,719
2017-2018 TBC


At Castle View Enterprise Academy interventions will be used to support pupils who fall behind in the following core skills: 

  • Reading 
  • Speaking 
  • Writing 
  • Use of numbers 
  • Listening and auditory processing 
  • Attendance and Punctuality  

Our interventions include: 

  • Core subject Interventions 
  • Small group interventions 
  • Sensitive Timetabling matching needs of students to staff 
  • One-to-one tuition 
  • Specific PP classes 
  • Additional support classes including summer school, holiday revision, Saturday sessions and residential 
  • Support programmes for identified Vulnerable groups 
  • Support programmes for Social and Emotional support 
  • Show my Homework monitoring and evaluation tool 
  • Most able Meta Cognition Programme

Impact on disadvantaged students 

KS2 / Progress Summary PP CVEA Total CVEA Percent National Sunderland
Students Achieving 9-5 in English and Maths PP   24 24.5 17%
Students Achieving 9-4 in English and Maths PP   46 44.3 34.4%
Average Total Attainment 8 PP   41.88 37 34.4

Average Total Progress 8

PP -0.46   -0.4 -0.71
  • On the whole, the gap in performance between PP and non PP was lower than the national average and the performance of our PP was higher than national and local LEA results.

  • The PP results for 2016-2017 for year 11 were all above Sunderland LEA results and broadly in line with national average for the E/M and Progress 8 for disadvantaged WBR students. For Attainment 8, CVEA was significantly above both National and Sunderland LEA results.

Year 7 Catch-up Funding (Non Secondary Ready)

The Deputy Prime Minister has made a commitment to provide educational funding to schools for each Year 7 student who begin key stage 3 with fewer than 100 points in English and/or Maths at key stage 2.  At Castle View Enterprise Academy we received additional funding of £500 for each Year 7 who did not achieve level 4. The allocation for the academic year 2016-17 was predicted to be £10,000 (20 students), but was actually £11,056, as the calculations have changed and are now based on our 2015-16 numbers, For the academic year 2018/19, based on 210 student, we expect £13,044 in funding.  The additional grant is primarily used to target support in small groups.


Month Received Period Covered Amount Received (£)


April 13 to March 14



April 14 to March 15


Mar-15 April 15 to March 16 10,000
Mar-16 April 16 to March 17 11,056
Mar-17 April 17 to March 18 12,174

Targeted support

Literacy & Numeracy

  • Catch up provision for disadvantaged pupils attaining less than 100 points at the end of key stage 2.  Creation of not secondary ready groups in English, Maths and Science with focus on mastery of key stage 2 skills.
  • Small group literacy and numeracy work including specialist programmes and provisions, improvements in spoken language, oracy and literacy for disadvantaged learners following a provision of two extra lessons a week
  • Tracked diagnostically and interventions supplied in a small group setting by teachers and an additional Basic Skills Tutor. 

Maintaining Expected Progress in English

  • Non Secondary Ready English and Nurture Group created and staffed.
  • Skill Building Programme using bought in PiXL strategies to move disadvantaged learners to 100+ points.

Maintaining Expected Progress in Maths

  • Additional lesson and teaching time allocated to lower band in Year 7 (including not secondary ready)
  • Non Secondary Ready taught a bespoke curriculum to increase numeracy skills

Maintaining Expected Progress in Science

  • Non Secondary Ready Year 7 Group established September 2017 

How we use additional funding 

  • Use of small group teaching and primary teaching techniques to build up and re-enforce a strong skill base in reading, writing, spelling, comprehension and numeracy, giving students a toolkit of skills that allows them to access the mainstream curriculum more effectively. 
  • Whole school literacy and numeracy- Whole school focus on student’s literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum. All departments ensure that literacy and numeracy are developed and enhanced within their curriculum .
  • Whole school use of differentiation- A differentiated approach to learning ensuring that individual needs are met and that all students have access to an appropriate curriculum and are challenged to move forward. 
  • Additional resources- Purchase of additional texts and resources to support students with low confidence and reluctance in reading, writing, spelling and numeracy.

Year 7 Catch-Up Targeted Activities and Support: 2016 – 2017


There was a total of 46 identified students.

Impact 2016-2017

English Progress

Type of Provision

2 or More levels of progress

Percentage narrowing the gap







Nuture Group




Mathematics Progress

Type of Provision

2 or More levels of progress

Percentage narrowing the gap







Nuture Group




Science Progress

Type of Provision

2 or More levels of progress

Percentage narrowing the gap







Nuture Group




Reading Age Progress

Type of Provision

2 or More levels of progress

Percentage narrowing the gap to chronological reading age




HLTA Intervention



Nuture Group