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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium and what is the point of it?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current gap in achievement between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers. This is a way of tackling disadvantage and ensuring there is an equality of outcome and an equality of educational experience for all students. Pupil Premium funding is allocated based on the number of students eligible for free school meals, the number of looked after children, and the number of students whose parents are in the armed forces. This does mean that the amount Matravers receives varies year on year.

The schools are trusted to spend this additional funding on strategies that will improve the progress of the students eligible for Pupil Premium. It is essential that there is transparency in how this funding is spent. It is a significant investment and we are accountable for the impact of the funds so that we ensure that every student, whatever their background, achieves their educational potential.

Our approach to Pupil Premium spending is to work across all key stages, for every student with need. We identify underachievement and work to remove barriers that are stopping them achieve. The Pupil Premium funding is spent on a variety of resources which help identify those barriers then remove them.

Who are Pupil premium children?

  • Students currently on free school meals
  • Students who have been on free school meals ever in the last six years (sometimes referred to as the ‘ever 6’ category
  • ‘Looked After’ students i.e. those in care for longer than 6 months
  • Children who have parents working in the armed services

For more information on the Pupil Premium from the Department for Education, please CLICK HERE


2016 - 2017

Please click on the links below to find further information about our Pupil Premium:

What is our Pupil Premium Plan? Please CLICK HERE

How was the Pupil Premium 2016-2017 spent?  Please CLICK HERE

What is our Pupil Premium spend?  Please CLICK HERE

What impact did the Pupil Premium have on attainment for 2016-2017? 

 Please CLICK HERE for Main School
 Please CLICK HERE for Whole School

2017 - 2018

What is our Pupil Premium Plan 2017-18?  CLICK HERE

Infographic for Pupil Premium Spend 2017-2018 Start of the year  CLICK HERE

Disadvantaged, Free School Meals and White British Performance CLICK HERE

Ofsted 2018 Report references to disadvantaged pupil performance CLICK HERE

2018 - 2019

What is our Pupil Premium Plan 2018 - 2019?  CLICK HERE

What impact has Pupil Premium had in 2018-2019? CLICK HERE

2019 - 2021

What is our Pupil Premium Strategy 2019 - 2021? CLICK HERE

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2019 - 2021 Review CLICK HERE

2020 - 2021

What is the 16-19 Tuition Fund?

The 16 to 19 tuition fund is £96 million of one-off funding for the 2020/21 academic year.  The funding is provided to all 16-19 providers to support students and mitigate the disruption to learning arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our share of the finding is £3863.

The tuition fund will be used to provide small group tuition to students aged 16-19 where their learning has been disrupted and they have not yet achieved a grade 5 or above in English and/or Maths as identified by the Government. The subjects covered in the tuition will not be limited to English and maths.

How will we use the tuition fund at Matravers School?

We intend to utilise the funding to provide tuition for:

  • GCSE exam re-sit preparation for students who have not yet achieve a grade 4 in English and/or Maths.
  • English and/or Maths tuition for students who have not yet achieved a grade 5 and are studying A Level subjects in Social Sciences, Science, Geography and/or Computer Science.
  • Vocational knowledge catch-up sessions through a facilitated work group.

We will prioritise students that will benefit most from small group tuition, including students with special educational needs and disabilities, and have met the Government’s eligibility criteria.


COVID Disadvantaged Strategy

2020 - 2021 Strategy Document CLICK HERE