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Pupil Premium @FCJA

In 2011-12, the Government launched its Pupil Premium funding. Pupil Premium is a sum of money that the school receives for each student who is either in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) or who has been in receipt of them in the past. Nationally, statistics show that students who are in receipt of FSM perform less well than their peers in external exams. The aim of this money is to try to close that attainment gap and in doing so, diminish the differences that might exist between PP and non-PP children.

At Field Court Junior Academy, we have allocated our Pupil Premium to a variety of initiatives in order to ensure our pupils reach their full potential - both academically and socially.


Community Family Worker, Pastoral Support Workers and Mentors - to support pupils' self esteem, attitudes to learning, sense of well-being and enjoyment of school.

Funding for staff and resources for specialised intervention programmes in Maths and Literacy - to provide accelerated learning opportunities in Maths, Reading and Writing.

Provision of staff and resources for personalised learning opportunities for children - to ensure the identified children are able to access personalised learning opportunities to ensure their gap in attainment is narrowed.

A summary spreadsheet is provided below. 

The funding the school has received under this scheme is

2011-12: £13,070 

2012-13: £35,142

2013-14: £59,700

2014-15: £110,100

2015-16: £113,000

A broad range of children with specific needs have benefited from this approach.

In December 2013, we received a letter of congratulations from the Minister of State for Education congratulating us on our work with the pupils who receive this money, our results for this group were in the top 1% of schools nationally. 

In February 2016, we received a letter of congratulations informing us that for our work with Pupil Premium children since 2011 and the results they have acheived, we have won a Pupil Premium Award.

File icon: pdf 2015 16 Pupil Premium Spending Report [pdf 214KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2016 17 Pupil Premium Spending Report [pdf 189KB] Click to download