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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age from low income families who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) now or in the past 6 years, for children who are looked after by the local authority (LAC) and to children whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces.

Pupil Premium:

Magdalen Academy – £13,450

The Heads of School and the LIT were conscious that this money would be used to inspire and improve the learning environment and opportunities for these children.

Funding from other sources were also used to support some of these activities, and some activities are for all pupils, however they are seen as particularly valuable to those pupils of the identified groups.


Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit. The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial, and the scale of our response must match the scale of the challenge.

Schools’ allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in years reception through to 11.

As the catch-up premium has been designed to mitigate the effects of the unique disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19), the grant will only be available for the 2020 to 2021 academic year. It will not be added to schools’ baselines in calculating future years’ funding allocations.