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The pupil premium funding is for schools to use to support the Government policies on:

●       raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential

●       supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.

The grant may be spent in the following ways:

●       for the educational benefit of pupils registered at the school

●       for the benefits of pupils registered at other maintained schools or academies

●       on community facilities; for example services whose provision furthers the benefit of the pupils at the school or their families, or people who live or work in the locality in which the school is situated.

The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated on the pupil’s eligible in the  Schools’ January census each year and lags the school year with the first payment coming in July and then quarterly until the following April.

We receive the following funding for each eligible pupil

Disadvantaged Pupils Pupil premium amount per pupil

Pupils in Key Stage 2 who are currently or have been recorded £1320

as having Free School Meals in the past 6 years

Pupils in Key Stage 3 who are currently or have been recorded £935

as having Free School Meals in the past 6 years

Looked after children who are in the care of the local authority £2300

Children who were previously looked after. £2300

Service Children

 Pupils in any year who are currently or have been recorded as £300

having Free School Meals in the past 6 years


At Ralph Sadleir School Academy we believe that the directors and governors s

hould be directly involved in Pupil Premium funding and the challenge and evaluation of Pupil Premium funded programmes.

Our academy governance takes a strategic overview of the Pupil Premium programme and an active role in the identification of the most effective Pupil Premium projects to raise attainment for the most challenged and deprived pupils.  This includes a review of the evaluation and effectiveness of the Pupil Premium projects during and at the end of the academic year, challenging the

effectiveness of the educational interventions and taking an evidenced based approach to reviewing what works and what is less effective.

The Headteacher presents a report at least twice a year to:

  • Local Governing Body
  • Curriculum and Achievement Committee

The Business Manager presents a report at least twice a year to:

  • Resources Committee

The Academy Governance together with senior leaders:

  • Are accountable for their decisions and for the impact of the Pupil Premium initiatives;
  • Are fully involved in deciding how the extra funding is used;
  • Ensure finances are tightly controlled;
  • Expenditure decisions are closely linked to priorities in the Academy Improvement Plan;
  • Monitor the Academy’s effectiveness in closing the attainment gap between different groups of pupils;
  • Have comprehensive knowledge of published data and are skilled in using these data to check progress and hold staff to account.


Ralph Sadleir are consulting on the admissions criteria for academic year 2023/24. Please contact the school if you have any queries.