Pupil Premium – Statutory Information

Pupil premium is additional funding provided by the Department for Education (DfE) to enhance the education of the most socio-economically deprived
(namely those students entitled to free school meals and looked after children).

The amount of Pupil Premium allocated to the Sirius Academy by the DfE’s is detailed in the table below. Allocations are based on an amount per pupil eligible for free school meals (FSM). From 1st April 2012 the criteria changed to include pupils eligible to FSM in any of the last 6 years. Amounts are allocated per government financial year ending each 31st March, not in academic years.
Please note allocations are not made for pupils in the sixth form.

DfE Financial Year
(Ending 31st March)

Amount per FSM pupil

Number of FSM pupils




689 (49%)




669 (47%)




617 (43%)


Converting the DfE financial year allocations to Sirius Academy financial years (ending on the 31st August each year) produces the following.

31st August 2016


31st August 2017



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