Pupil Premium Allocation

re you will find details of the school's pupil premium allocation the previous year a statement of how much money was spent together with the impact that it had on educational attainment of those pupils at the school for whom grant funding was allocated.


Strategic use of Pupil Premium to improve outcomes for pupils.

Allocation for 2016/17 - £273,240

Impact statement: Pupil premium is additional funding, from the government, provided to schools for supporting pupils from low income and other specific families to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children.

There are three categories of children that qualify for pupil premium:

- Children who are eligible for free school meals, based on income rather than in FS/KS1 (FSM)

- Looked After children

- Armed Forces children

At Merlin Top 49% of children are eligible for Pupil Premium, which is significantly above the local and national average.

The Northern Education Trust and staff at Merlin Top are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs of pupils within a caring environment.

For 2016-17

The targeted and strategic use of pupil premium will support the school in narrowing the gap between the attainment of "disadvantaged pupils in each prior attainment band with a specific focus on the more able".

At Merlin Top the progress and attainment of boys and those identified as having SEN when compared against national and school data will also be a focus in 2016-17


- To ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils;

- To ensure provision is made for pupils who belong to the identified groups. This includes ensuring that the progress of boys is at least as good as the girls in all areas from the same starting points.

- To ensure all teachers are aware of which pupils in their class fall into the Pupil premium category and vulnerable group categories and to set targets appropriately.

- To track the progress of pupils effectively and provide additional support where needed and particularly for those with additional needs (SEN)

- To provide wider opportunities which supports the achievement and engagement of vulnerable pupils.

Strategic use of Pupil Premium 2016 to 2017

Barriers to the future attainment and progress of pupils eligible for free school meals.


Next Pupil Premium Strategy Review is September 2017


Here you can see how we spent the pupil premium allocation last academic year.

Allocation for 2015/16 - £282,480

Strategic use of Pupil Premium 2015 to 2016

Downloadable Copies

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Strategic use of Pupil Premium 2015 to 2016

Strategic use of Pupil Premium 2016 to 2017