Pupil Premium at Acre Heads

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.

The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for:

  • Children of statutory school age from low-income families who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings.
  • Children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
  • Children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

Funding Rates 2023 to 2024:

Free School Meals

Looked After

Armed Forces

Total Funding

At Acre Heads, a targeted and strategic use of pupil premium funding supports us in achieving our vision:

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups. This includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged. A majority of any group will be made up of FSM children.

PP Educational Support

Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.

The range of provision includes: reducing class sizes, providing small group work, 1-1 support, additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, SENCo additional release time to plan and implement targeted support, ‘The Acre Heads Offer’ support package. For analysis and impact of the provision, please read the Pupil Premium Reports.

Acre Heads Offer

In addition to the education support given, the ‘Acre Heads’ Offer’ is a package of support we believe is needed (approved by the governing board) for those families receiving Pupil Premium funding ensuring all children are able to access the Acre Heads curriculum.

Pupil Premium children will be provided with:

  • 1 Branded school jumper or cardigan
  • 2 Branded polo shirts
  • 1 Book bag
  • 1 Water bottle
  • PE equipment (bag, shorts and t-shirt)
  • Free breakfast club place
  • Free extra-curricular club participation
  • Support with school trips
  • Negotiated costs for residential visits
  • Support with swimming costs