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Funding (Pupil Premium and Sports)

We're part of Co-op Academies Trust. Financial information for the Trust can be found here.

Financial Benchmarking Information

Our academy’s ‘Financial Benchmarking’ information can be found here.

Pupil Premium 

The Pupil Premium is additional funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

Eligibility for this funding is based on a pupil meeting at least one of the following:

  • Currently in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM)
  • Have been in receipt of FSM at any point in the last 6 years (Ever6)
  • Have at least one parent currently serving in the British Armed Forces
  • Have been in receipt of care from the local authority (Children looked After / CLA)

Pupil Premium Grant Allocations:

  • FSM and Ever6                                £1345
  • British Armed Forces                      £310
  • CLA                                                    £2345

At Co-op Academy Friarswood, our aim is to narrow the gap in attainment and educational opportunity between those eligible and those who are not. The proportion of our pupils who are eligible is much lower than the national average.  Through consultation with the Headteacher and class teacher and SENCo if appropriate, a decision is made on how to allocate the provision for each individual child.

Monitoring of data and progress is completed termly and discussions are held with the teacher, Headteacher and SLT with regards to each child’ progress.  Governors monitor pupil premium allocation through discussions with the Headteacher and through the Governors Teaching and Learning Committee.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2023-24

Pupil Premium Report 2022/23

The Government has announced that all schools will benefit from ‘Catch up Funding’ in 2020 – 2021 due the significant issues caused by Covid-19 and lockdown on the children and their learning.  Our plans on how to spend this funding are in the plan above.

A review of the pupil premium strategy will made termly.


Sports Premium Funding

We’re committed to our development of Physical Education (P.E.), sport and physical activity provision.

Sports Premium Report 2022-2023

PE and Sports Premium Report 2023-2024