Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding

The Pupil Premium Funding for schools is additional funding provided by the Government.  The Pupil Premium Funding is designed to address inequalities between children eligible for the funding and their peers; all schools that receive the funding have a responsibility to ensure that it reaches the pupils who need it most.

Nationally, statistics show that students who are in receipt of the Pupil Premium Funding do less well than their peers in external examinations. The aim of this additional funding is to diminish that attainment difference.

At Consett Academy, we view the needs of all our students as important and strive to create the best opportunities and experiences for all students. The Pupil Premium Funding has enabled us to fully fund, as well as subsidise, key initiatives within the Academy which have been designed to improve the academic progress, social development and cultural experiences of our more disadvantaged students. For more information on what the Pupil Premium Funding is, student eligibility and the strategies we use to support our most disadvantaged students, please refer to our Pupil Premium Strategy: PP Strategy 2017-18

CA Disadvantaged Strategy Statement 2018-19. The impact of our 2017-18 Strategy is summarised in the linked document. Disadvantaged Evaluative Summary September 19

Every member of staff at Consett Academy is committed to ensuring that all of our students receive high quality teaching, access to extra-curricular events, trips, guidance and support in an Academy that is a safe and accessible environment to everyone - regardless of the possible financial pressures placed upon families.

The main areas which we are striving to improve are:

1.  Quality of teaching for all

Specifically, through the embedding of the COMFORT strategy

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Metacongnition
  • Feedback
  • Oracy
  • Reading
  • Time


2.  Improving personal development, welfare, behaviour and attendance

Specifically, closing the gaps between those students in receipt of the pupil premium grant and those who are not.

3. Meeting individual needs/outcome of pupils

Specifically, improving our parental engagement strategies so we can work with families more effectively to support the progress of all students.


Reviewed September 2019