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What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is government money designed to help disadvantaged children and young people do well at school. The funding is allocated to schools for children from Reception to Year 11 who have registered for free school meals in the last six years, are in care or have parents in the Armed Forces.

How many Pupil Premium Students are there at South?

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Total number of students

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How much Pupil Premium money does the school get?

For the 2020/21 school year the school received £104,350.

In 2021/22 the funding allocated is £955 per child or £310 for children of Armed Forces’ families.  The Pupil Premium for the 2021-22 school year is estimated to be £122,480.

How was the Pupil Premium used last year?

For a more detailed breakdown of the impact of our spending, please see our review document here.

What are the key barriers to educational achievement faced by PP students at South?

We believe that there are five key barriers to achievement for our PP students:

  1. The attendance of PP students is often less frequent than that of non PP students. 
  2. The literacy levels of our PP students is often lower than our non PP students
  3. Our PP students often lack the resilience of their non PP counterparts
  4. The study habits of PP students are not as effective as the rest of their cohort, which also affects homework completion and revision.
  5. PP students often have fewer aspirations when compared to non PP students

We have principally directed our funding into strategies to address these barriers, as well as to ensure that our students are well-prepared for life after South.

For a detailed chart of the Proposed Pupil Premium Spending click here

For more information about these strategies, please click here

I am not sure if my child could have free school meals – how do I find out?

Please contact: Worcestershire County Council

Free School Meals Apply Online

Contact Tracey or Karen in the Free School Meals Team on

Tel 01905 845280 or at 
If you have any queries.

When will you next review your Pupil Premium strategy?

We review our Pupil Premium strategy on an annual basis and update the Pupil Premium policy annually in November. The impact of Pupil Premium expenditure is reviewed on a termly basis following assessment rounds and is discussed by the Senior Leadership Team and linked trustee. Pupil Premium is a standing agenda item on the weekly Senior Leadership Team meeting.

Where can I get more information?

To view our Pupil Premium policy, please click here.

For information about how we plan our provision and track progress please contact Ian Medlicott ( or Kristy Pascoe ( ).

The school’s trustee linked to Pupil Premium is Rob Steenton. He can be contacted via the clerk to the trustees, Tina Jackson (

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