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Pupil Premium

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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How much Pupil Premium money does the school get?

For the 2018/19 school year the school received £112,125.

In 2019/20 the funding allocated is £935 per child or £300 for children of Armed Forces’ families. The Pupil Premium for the 2019-20 school year is estimated to be £111,420.

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 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

When will you next review your Pupil Premium strategy?

In September 2020. The Pupil Premium Policy is updated annually in November.

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 Di Payne ( ).

The school’s governor linked to Pupil Premium is Michele Perry-Springer. She can be contacted via the clerk to the governors, Tina Jackson (