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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium at Sirius North

“Give disadvantaged students experiences which spark their imaginations.” 

At Sirius North, we believe ensuring all students’ opportunities are limitless regardless of background, level of deprivation and other barriers to learning.  Pupil Premium (PP) is additional funding provided by the Department for Education (DfE) to enhance the education of the most socio-economically deprived (namely those students entitled to free school meals and looked after children). More than half of our students qualify for Pupil Premium funding to directly benefit those eligible, to give every disadvantaged the best life chances possible. 

The amount of Pupil Premium allocated to the Sirius North by the DfE’s is detailed in the table below. From 1st April 2012 the criteria changed to include pupils who had received FSM any time in the last 6 years. Amounts are allocated per government financial year ending each 31st March, not in academic years.

DfE Financial Year (Ending 31st March)

Amount Per FSM Pupil

Number of PP Pupils




583 (60%)




580 (56%)




692 (57%)


PP Expenditure

The Pupil Premium is spent in an integrated and targeted way, to ensure that entitled students receive the opportunity for additional support and access to all learning opportunities including residential activities.   
Actions focused on learning in the curriculum directly affect performance in the classroom and include:

Support is provided to ensure access to all learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom and include:

Actions focused on improving attendance include:

Actions focused on social, emotional and behavioural issues include:

Actions focused on enrichment beyond the curriculum extend the learning offer beyond the curriculum and/or to provide a safe place between school and home and include:

Actions focused on improving progression into further education, employment and training include: appointment of additional careers officer and an assistance with application forms and travel costs.

Impact of integrated and targeted support

The impact in educational attainment arising from expenditure of the previous financial year’s Pupil Premium can be reviewed in the reports attached below.

View / Download - Pupil Premium Review of Expenditure 2017-18

View / Download - Pupil Premuim Strategy Statement 2018-19

View / Download - Pupil Premium Development Plan 2019-20

View / Download - Pupil Premium Strategy Statement