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Pupil Premium & Year 7 Catch-up Premium

Bacon's College Covid Catch Up Premium Plan 2021 

Click here to download the plan for 2021

Pupil Premium supporting disadvantaged students


  • The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
  • It is for the College to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to the school per FSM pupil, is spent. We allocate funds having assessed what additional provision should be made for the individual or groups of pupils on our College roll.
  • The College is free to spend the Pupil Premium as we see fit. However we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support disadvantaged pupils from low-income families. Measures are included in the performance tables that capture the achievement of those disadvantaged pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.

Key facts

  • The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who have been eligible for FSM at any point during the last 6 years and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
  • Local authorities are responsible for looked after children in care and will make payments to schools and academies where an eligible looked after child is on roll.

How Pupil Premium will be used at Bacon’s College

Please see the Pupil Premium Statement at the bottom of this page.

Some of services, interventions and provision at Bacon’s College are aimed to help all students, not just those who are classified as disadvantaged. It is widely recognised that where attainment of all pupils is improved, the performance of disadvantaged pupils will improve and the gap will be narrowed.

Pupil Premium Funding: 

Academic year 2020-21: £455,535

Academic year 2020-21: £570,000

Academic year 2019-20: £530,000
Academic year 2018-19:
Academic year 2017-18:
Academic year 2016-17: £531,080
Academic year 2015-16: £571,068
Academic year 2014-15: £509,575 


Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium:

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). A pupil awarded a scaled score of 99 or less following their end of KS2 test, has not met the expected standard and will be supported using the catch-up premium.

Details of how the Catch-up premium will be spent in the coming year can be found on the Statement of Intended use which you can download from this web page. Details of how the funding was used last year, and the difference that it made can be found on the Impact Report also downloadable from this web page.

Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium funding:

Academic year 2017-18: £19,000
Academic year 2016-17:
Academic year 2015-16: £22,000