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Pupil Premium


Provision for Disadvantaged Students

 Please download our Pupil Premium Report HERE


Disadvantaged students are in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant.  This group includes:

  • Students eligible for Free School Meals
  • Students who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
  • Students in care
  • Students whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces at any point in the last 6 years
  • Students who were ‘adopted from care’.

The progress of all students from their starting points is monitored 4 times per year at the Attainment Progress Check.  Disadvantaged students progress is particularly high profile.  Each student has a named mentor and each subject has a Pupil Premium Representative.  Additional monitoring is undertaken by the Year Team Leaders, Pupil Premium Manager and Pupil Premium Support Assistant.



  • We aim to secure the highest possible attainment for every student
  • In order to achieve this our practice is focused on diminishing the difference that may occur between disadvantaged children and others
  • Our aspirations are high for all our children and students. In order to improve their employability and realise their ambitions we prioritise the development of key skills, qualities and attributes as well as increasing their educational outcomes
  • We ensure that teaching, learning and progression opportunities meet the needs of all of our students
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for students who belong to vulnerable groups; this includes ensuring that the needs of disadvantaged students are adequately assessed
  • Being disadvantaged does not mean that the student is low ability
  • Some disadvantaged students have a special educational need
  • In making provision for disadvantaged students, we recognise that not all students who receive free school meals or who are in receipt of the Pupil Premium Fund are disadvantaged
  • We will ensure that the Pupil Premium funding is used to support any student or groups of students the school has legitimately identified as being ‘disadvantaged’
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.
  • Catch-Up premium will be allocated to Year 7 students that did not achieve the expected standard in reading and/or mathematics at Key Stage 2.

 The Pupil Premium Grant for 2018 – 2019 is as follows:

Disadvantaged Student

Pupil Premium per Student

Students in Year groups 7 – 11 recorded as EVER 6 FSM


Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority


Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order


Service Children


Students in Year Groups R to 11 recorded as EVER 6 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence


Amersham School has the freedom to spend the Pupil Premium Grant which is additional to the academy budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable students and diminishing the difference in performance between them and their peers.