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Pupil Premium Documentation

Pupil Premium Information​

The Pupil Premium is a grant provided to schools and academies for pupils aged 11 to 16 who are on Free School Meals, have been on Free School Meals at some point in the last 6 years, for Looked After Children and for Services Children. The Government provides a further £955 per child and this money is to be used in narrowing the gap between the progress of pupils who are “disadvantaged”.

At Castleford Academy, any pupil who is not meeting expected progress will be given a wealth of support and it is academy policy that teaching staff, non-teaching staff and governors support pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium and ensure that they do not fall behind (or catch up if they are behind when they arrive with us).

The Pupil Premium Strategy also includes the recovery premium funding. This strategy is put in place to help all students following school absences during the pandemic.

If you feel that your child is eligible for the Pupil Premium but don’t currently claim for Free School Meals, please click here for the application process​.

The Pupil Premium Expenditure Report 2021​ features the following details:


​Students on roll (2021-22) in all years​​1,485
% of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium​(28%)
​Number of Looked After Pupils​16
​Total Amount of the Pupil Premium & recovery premium combined£399,215