Pupil Premium and Catch Up Plans

Please see the Pupil Premium Statements and strategies below

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.

Supporting disadvantaged students at Bacon's College


  • 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.
  • Pupil Premium Funding: 

    Academic year 2023-24 £641,893
    Academic year 2022-23 £611,168
    Academic year 2021-22 £524,700
    Academic year 2020-21 £580,000
    Academic year 2019-20 £530,000
    Academic year 2018-19 £530,000
    Academic year 2017-18 £526,933
    Academic year 2016-17 £531,080
    Academic year 2015-16 £571,068
    Academic year 2014-15 £509,575


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