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Pupil Premium 

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives for its pupils. It is targeted at students in years 7 to 11 who are entitled to free school meals, have been entitled in the previous 6 years, are in Local Authority Care for 1 day or more, were recently adopted from care, or who are the children of service personnel. It aims to ensure that these pupils benefit from the same opportunities as other students. The amount each student receives ranges from £300 for pupils from service families to £1,900 for those who are in Local Authority care. How the Pupil Premium is spent is monitored closely with all schools accountable for the impact of the money spent. 

Why is there a Pupil Premium?

Nationally, pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in their school career have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible. At Chase High School we currently have a gap of 10%.  The Pupil Premium is designed to provide money to schools in order to close this gap.

How much does Chase High School receive in Pupil Premium Funding?

For the academic year 2016-2017 the Academy received £454,083.

For the current academic year, the Academy is likely to receive £457,881. 

How would I apply for Pupil Premium funding for my child?

You do not need to apply for Pupil Premium funding. Your child is automatically entitled if they:

  • are from a service personnel family
  • are looked after by the local authority/in foster care for one day or more
  • 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
  • have had free school meals at any point in the past 6 years
  • A are eligible for free school meals now. Please note, pupils can choose not to take the free school meal each day but the funding is allocated against their entitlement. We would urge any parent whose child is eligible for free school meals to apply for it as this releases the funding that can be used to support their child.

Please note that schools are free to spend this money in in any way that they feel will improve student progress within school.  It is not spent on each individual student.  

How do I apply for free school meals?

This website provides details of criteria for receiving free school meals and how to apply:

There is also an application form for free school meals on our website which you can complete and send in to the school along with the evidence required.  

How will the impact of the spending of the Pupil Premium be measured?

The table below shows the strategies that we are using at Chase High to help close the attainment gap and the overall impact we are having from spending Pupil Premium funding. 

 Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017/2018 

Outcomes for Pupils in Receipt of the Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium results against all other results

Current profile of Pupil Premium students at Chase High 2017/2018:


Year 7

183 Students

Year 8 

191 Students

Year 9 

164 Students

Year 10 

173 Students

Year 11

180 Students

Whole School

891 Students

No. PP 93 110 97 85  86 471
No. Non PP 90 81 67 88  94 420
% PP 51 58 59 49 48 53