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Pupil Premium

At The Bourne Academy we develop literate, numerate global citizens who ASPIRE:

Ambitious, Self-confident, Physically Literate, Independent Learners, Resilient, Emotionally Literate

“Disadvantaged” or “Pupil Premium” (PP) funding is provided to schools to address the current underlying inequalities and close the attainment gap between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers. Pupils are eligible for this funding if they have been registered for FSM at any point in the last 6 years or if they are looked after (in care).

The rate of Pupil Premium funding was set at £935 per eligible student.  Funding is based on the number of eligible students at the time of census, rather than the number on roll during the academic year.

The Academy will seek to provide an inclusive education for all students that does not marginalise or disadvantage students from more challenging backgrounds. This approach is also in recognition of the relatively high proportion of students in the Academy who may at some point in their education have been eligible for FSM.

In November 2014, Ofsted stated - "The group of students who are known to be eligible for the pupil premium achieve well.  In 2014 they achieved comparable grades to the average for similar students nationally and in line with the rest of the school.  This level of achievement is maintained by the school's relentless approach to targeted support for pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium."

We want all disadvantaged students to achieve as well as their peers. Consequently, all students should receive quality first teaching along with targeted interventions to close existing gaps. Our plan focuses on developing teacher pedagogy and providing a broad package of targeted academic support, in conjunction with an enhanced pastoral system to ensure students are in school and actively engaged with their learning.

For further information regarding our Action Plan, please click link below:


A wide range of interventions are provided for our PP students and are listed, in detail, within our Disadvantaged Action Plan (link above). However, as a snapshot of some of the interventions we offer, please see the list below:

  • A 25% discount on all trips of educational benefit for PP students
  • A Pupil Premium Success Evening, offering a point of contact to parents for advice regarding the run-up to exams for Year 11 students and how they can best support their children
  • A bespoke Pupil Premium resource pack for each Year 11 student, containing resources students require to prepare them effectively for exams
  • Exam reader pens provided for all students who struggle with literacy during exams
  • Maths interactive revision flashcards for all Year 11 PP students
  • Ad-hoc financial support to be provided on a case-by-case basis in situations where the Disadvantaged student’s learning will be affected (e.g. funding for catering materials, software to support reading, taxis to revision sessions etc.)
  • One-on-one/small group tuition provided to targeted Disadvantaged students in English, Maths and Science (both during lesson time and in after-school sessions)
  • ‘Sound Training’ literacy programme used to support students who have been identified by teachers and the Literacy Coordinator as needing additional literacy intervention
  • Small-group interventions with Literacy Coordinator to support KS4 students struggling with literacy

For further information please contact Ashley St John at the Academy on 01202 528554 or by email: