Pupils Premium

Pupils Premium is the funding is allocated to schools based on the number of students in school who fall into the following categories:

  • Students in receipt of free school meals or those who have received Free School Meals within the last 6 years
  • Children in care or adopted from care
  • Children of parents in the armed forces

For each student in the above categories, the school expects to receive £935.  Students who are in care receive a higher amount and this is managed by local authorities.

The school is required to conduct an annual census of students to determine which students are in the Pupil Premium categories and to determine the amount of funding to be allocated to them.  They also receive information form the Local Authority at time of admission and is required to publish details of how much Pupil Premium funding they receive, how it is used and what impact it is having on the progress students to parents and carers annually.

Schools are able to determine how the funding is spent to best support the students in their school in order to raise which best helps them to close the gap in attainment between students and their peers.

Research published in November 2015 by NFER, on behalf of the DfE, identified seven building blocks that are common in schools which are more successful in raising disadvantaged pupils’ attainment. They are as follows:

  1. Whole-school ethos of attainment for all
  2. Addressing behaviour and attendance
  3. High quality teaching first
  4. Meeting individual learning needs
  5. Deploying staff effectively
  6. Data driven and responding to evidence
  7. Clear, responsive leadership

At BHS we are guided by these findings to ensure that we take a whole school approach and expect excellence everywhere.

Burnley High School is a very inclusive and caring school and we pride ourselves on utilising the Pupil Premium to support our students with a specific focus on Literacy, Numeracy, Transition, Engagement, and Attendance, maximising the life opportunities for all students who may not be open to the same opportunities as others.

Progress of students who have attracted Pupil Premium funding is regularly monitored and communicated to parents via the termly reports.

Disadvantaged Pupil Premium Allocation 2016-2017

Eligibility for the pupil premium is mainly related to Free School Meals entitlement, so the number of students can vary in the course of the year. However, school funding is based on September 2016 intake data.

Whole School Eligible for PPG % of pupils
221 98 44%

Based on these figures pupil premium funding will be approximately £96305


More details on Pupil Premium spending can be found by clicking HERE.

To read more about our Aim Higher programme, click HERE. (PDF, 45Kb)