​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Pupil Premium​

​​​​​​​​Pupil Premium Documentation

Pupil Premium Strategy, Expenditure and Spend Report 2018-2019.pdf
Pupil Premium Strategy and Expenditure Report 2017-18.pdf

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Pupil Premium Information​

The Pupil Premium is a grant provided to schools and academies for pupils aged 11 to 16 who are on Free School Meals, have been on Free School Meals at some point in the last 6 years, for Looked After Children and for Services Children. The Government provides a further £935 per child and this money is to be used in narrowing the gap between the progress of pupils who are “disadvantaged".

At Castleford Academy, any pupil who is not meeting expected progress will be given a wealth of support and it is academy policy that teaching staff, non-teaching staff and governors support pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium and ensure that they do not fall behind (or catch up if they are behind when they arrive with us).

If you feel that your child is eligible for the Pupil Premium but don’t currently claim for Free School Meals, please click here for the application process​.

The Pupil Premium Expenditure Report 2018  features the following details:

​ - Who our Pupil Premium pupils are;

 - A summary of their main barriers to educational achievement

 - Our strategy for our use of the pupil premium with reasons for the spend and what impact it had last year (and the estimated impact for this year;

 - A review of last year's expenditure and the proposed spend for this year.  

 - The date of our next internal and external review.   


​Students on roll (2018-19) in years 7 – 11​


​No of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium

​429 (32%)

​Number of Looked After Pupils


​Total Amount of the Pupil Premium



Impact 2017

In the 2017 results, the P8 Score for pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium was +0.46.  This shows a +0.7 improvement on 2016's +0.39. This places us within the Top 10% of schools in the country for Pupil Premium. 

  • The Attainment 8 figure for 2017 was 42.55 from a cohort that arrived on a Sig- for prior attainment. ​

Other Impact

  • Persistent Absence for the Disadvantaged is at 7.09% which is over 5% below National and a reduction of almost 13% on last year’s figure.

  • In all 3 measure of exclusion (Fixed Term, one or more, Permanent) the Academy is significantly below national for this group.​