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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The Academy receives Pupil Premium funding from the Government in respect of disadvantaged pupils (pupils who have been registered for free school meals (FSM) in the last 6 years or looked after continuously by the local authority for more than six months). The funding is targeted to ensure that every pupil has the best possible chance of achieving their full potential at school whilst experiencing exciting enrichment opportunities beyond the curriculum.

Pupil Premium Funding

The academy is extremely proud that since 2017 disadvantaged students at Sir Christopher Hatton achieved outstanding GCSE results.

The Progress 8 measure reflects achievement across a range of subjects, including English, Maths and Science. Our disadvantaged students achieved progress which is greater than the average of both all students nationally and non-Pupil Premium students nationally.

In 2021/22, the Pupil Premium plus the recovery premium allocation is: £258,415  The academy's Pupil Premium strategy statement is available for download here

In 2020/21, the Pupil Premium allocation is: £228,630. The academy's Pupil Premium strategy statement is available for download here

In 2019/20, the Pupil Premium allocation is: £237,940. The academy's Pupil Premium strategy statement is available for download here

As of the 1st September 2021, Sir Christopher Hatton Academy has a cohort of 264 pupil premium students (including 19 service children) and 19 students who are Looked After or Adopted from Care. The breakdown by year group is illustrated below:

Year Group

Total number of students

Total number of PP students

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Sir Christopher Hatton Academy is committed to closing the gap between disadvantaged students and their peers. The disadvantaged cohort of 2018/19 consisted of 42 students. 24% of disadvantaged students achieved strong pass (grade 5) in English and Maths. 57% of disadvantaged students achieved a pass (grade 4 - previously grade C) in English and Maths. 

Disadvantaged students at Sir Christopher Hatton Academy made significantly better progress than their non-disadvantaged peers nationally


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It is expected that the Academy determine how Pupil Premium funding will be spent, as we are best placed to assess what additional provision our students would benefit from to enable them to succeed in their studies.

Our Priorities

  • Students eligible for FSMs and other vulnerable students who are underachieving (not making expected progress)
  • KS3 students where improved literacy levels would enhance their progress
  • Use of pupil premium to fund the following activities:
    a) Assessment of need
    b) Interventions
    c) Enrichment

Assessment of Need

The Academy assesses pupil needs in the following ways:

  • The Academy has adopted a system to identify literacy levels for these students
  • The Academy analyses historic data to identify areas where improved progress can be targeted


  • Establish nurture group to further improve transition into Sir Christopher Hatton Academy
  • Creation of smaller classes in English to boost personalised literacy development and in mathematics
  • 2 additional teachers to support students in the areas of literacy and mathematics
  • Implementation of rapid readers programme to boost literacy levels and pupil confidence
  • Raise awareness and profile of pupil premium students with staff and governors by introducing pupil premium students as a key focus group in data analysis to support intervention
  • Identify students who are classed as long-term disadvantaged, and prioritise intervention and financial support for trips and visits
  • Whole school literacy co-ordinator and numeracy coordinator
  • Introduction of shared reading and spelling groups to complement the Academy's existing SEN provision


The Academy has developed a complete enrichment programme for all student's personal and social development. In addition to this, funding is targeted as follows for pupil premium students:

  • Subsidising students trips and visits to maximise opportunity
  • Subsidising personal interests and hobbies to enable students to reach potential in areas not offered within the Academy
  • Introduction of the enrichment programme as a core element of the curriculum
  • Prioritising and subsidising these students within the whole Academy enrichment programme activities

Year 7 Catch Up Premium

Schools receive an additional premium of £500 for each Year 7 student who has not achieved the national standard in reading and/or mathematics (maximum £500 per student) at Key Stage 2. The premium is available to all state-funded schools with a Year 7 cohort. In 2019 the funding received by the academy is £27,396

This additional premium will be used to part fund:

  • Provision of Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) support in English and Mathematics to work with identified students on basic literacy and numeracy support.
  • Personalised catch up sessions for identified students in English and Maths in addition to their normal lessons.
  • Intensive small-group tuition.
  • Use of Accelerated Reader to support improvements in literacy.
  • SAM learning educational software.
  • A reading intervention programme: Rapid Readers.
  • Bespoke, intensive support depending on individual needs.