Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium

Pupil Premium at Sirius North

“Quality first teaching to empower students from all backgrounds”.

We believe in the limitless potential of all our pupils regardless of their background, level of deprivation or other challenges they may face. We work hard to ensure that our students receive a first-class education backed by research from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF).

Pupil premium funding is funding specifically allocated by the Department for Education (DfE) to improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face increased challenges and that there is a clear gap in their academic progress compared to non-pupil premium students across England.

We will not put limits on what our students can achieve.

We will support our full school community.

We will broaden horizons with purposeful careers support and enrichment.

We will respect all members of our school community.

We will not stop working to improve the life chances of all our students.

The amount of Pupil Premium funding allocated to Sirius North by the DfE is detailed in the table below.


DfE Financial Year (Ending 31st March) Amount Per FSM Pupil Number of PP Pupils Funding
2019-2020 £934 692 £647,020
2020-2021 £955 636 £607,380
2022-2023 £985 637.5 £665,153.09
2023-2024 £1035 693 £717,255

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:

  • one-to-one tuition
  • small-group teaching
  • additional in-class support
  • homework clubs
  • special arrangements for monitoring progress
  • reduced class sizes
  • Progress Support Assistants
  • provision of materials/equipment
  • Reading Recovery
  • support for EAL
  • Alternative pathways

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

  • paying any additional staff costs
  • paying for ICT programmes and systems
  • paying for transport costs
  • funding visits to the academy
  • funding residential learning opportunities
  • subsidising any pupil contributions

Actions focused on improving attendance include:

  • appointment of additional Education Welfare Officer
  • appointment of Home Liaison Officer
  • incentives and rewards offered for improved attendance

Actions focused on social, emotional and behavioural issues include:

  • one-to-one counselling
  • behaviour support programmes
  • school nurse employed
  • interventions from an educational psychologist
  • health information and advice

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:

  • breakfast clubs
  • sporting opportunities
  • creative play possibilities
  • arts and other leisure activities
  • after-school and holiday clubs
  • subsidising trips not directly linked to the curriculum
  • free fruit programme

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.

The Pupil Premium Plan is available HERE

Recovery Premium

Our Recovery Premium Plan is HERE