Pupil Premium




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. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However schools will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding.

Headteachers and school governing bodies are accountable for the impact of pupil premium funding in the following ways:

  • Performance tables, showing the attainment of pupil premium students in relation to their peers.
  • Policy and budgetary documents relating to pupil premium students, accounting for how the pupil premium funding has been budgeted and evidence of the impact on targeted students.
  • Ofsted inspections, where HMIs will focus on the attainment of different attainment groups, particularly those who qualify for pupil premium funding.

The Garrard Academy receives a ‘Pupil Premium Grant’ from the Government for each student that is eligible for free school meals (FSM), or has been eligible at any time over the last six years. This also extends to any student who is in the care of the Local Authority, and children of armed services personnel. 

Our Objectives in spending the Pupil Premium Grant:

  • To accelerate pupil progress and raise attainment in order to further diminish the difference between pupil premium students and their peers at a national level.
  • To support social and emotional development that enables students to learn.
  • To broaden experiences and widen opportunities for students by ensuring they have access to and are fully engaged in all aspects of The Garrard Academy life.
  • To ensure that all pupil premium students are well-prepared for the time when they leave our school.

Please click here for the Pupil Premium Overview  2016 -217

If you wish to talk to a member of staff about Pupil premium, please contact either:

Assistant Headteacher Jude Onye or

Assistant Headteacher Bradford Clark