Pupil Premium

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 peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).

Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel

The Cambridge Park Academy currently has 120 (55%) Students who are eligible for the PPG (Pupil premium grant). This gives the Academy a Pupil premium budget of £125,755. This money is to be used to close the gap  between our disadvantaged learners and other learners at the Academy. 

The PPG per pupil for 2018 to 2019, and other information, can be viewed using the following link:


We have identified five key barriers that our Disadvantaged learners face and we have set our outcomes according to these barriers. The four main barriers are as follows:

In-school barriers

A. A culture of low aspirations and expectations within the academy leading to the need to improve the quality of teaching, learning and outcomes for disadvantaged learners.

B. A low level of attainment in English among disadvantaged students.

C. A lower level of attainment in Mathematics for disadvantaged Students.

D. Limited opportunity for students to engage in extra-curricular/ enrichment activities outside of the structured academy day.

External barriers

E. Parental engagement and involvement with the education of their child can be difficult to achieve. Particularly due to the wide catchment area which results in a lack of attendance at Academy events.

We aim to use the PPG to ensure that these barriers for our disadvantaged learners are lowered to ensure learning opportunities are equal for all.

What did we do with this money.


File icon: pdf Pupil Premium 2012-13 [pdf 69KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Pupil Premium 2014-15 [pdf 501KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Pupil Premium 2015-16 [pdf 600KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Pupil Premium 2016-17 [pdf 360KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Pupil Premium 2017-18 [pdf 497KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Pupl Premium Policy July 2018 [pdf 363KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Pupil Premium Newsletter September 2018 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Pupil_Premium_Strategy_2018-2019 CPA [pdf 610KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Pupil Premium 2018-2019 [pdf 610KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf PP Spend 2017 to 2018 [pdf 635KB] Click to download

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