Pupil Premium – Statutory Information

Schools receive additional funding from the Department for Education (DfE) to support the needs of their most socio-economically deprived students. This additional funding is called the Pupil Premium Grant. The funding is used to implement a number of strategies to support Pupil Premium students, including:.

  • Tracking and monitoring the progress of PP students.
  • Literacy and Numeracy intervention.
  • Targeted GCSE intervention.
  • Lead Teaching staff.
  • Coaching & mentoring programmes to support metacognition and self-regulation.
  • Attendance monitoring and intervention.
  • Cultural and social activities.
  • Support for parents and carers.

The amount of Pupil Premium allocated to Sirius Academy West by the DfE is detailed in the table below:

DfE Financial Year (Ending 31st March):

Amount Per FSM Pupil:

Number of FSM Pupils:




689 (49%)




669 (47%)




607 (43%)




574 (41%)




588 (41.1%)




565 (36.6%)


Amounts are allocated per government financial year ending 31st March, not in academic years. Please note, allocations are not made for pupils in the sixth form.

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

31 August 2016 - 635,956
31 August 2017 - 601,088
31 August 2018 - 554,689
31 August 2019 - 539,452 (Indicative)


For the DfE financial year, figures have been taken directly from the DfE pupil premium allocations by school spreadsheet for each year.

The August year-end figures are calculated using the DfE figures as above split for 7/12s and 5/12s.

18-19 indicative figures based on 7/12ths of the DfE value for 18-19 and then January 2019 pupil premium receipt grossed up for 5 months.

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