Pupil premium

Venn Academy Trust comprises of Thorpepark Academy, Bridgeview Behaviour Unit, Whitehouse Primary Support Service, Sullivan Centre for Children with Medical Needs, Venn Boulevard Centre, Mountbatten Primary and Griffin Primary.

Our Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people / vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We celebrate the diversity of all children and cultures, and we promote spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development and modern British values.

We work hard to ensure that our children enjoy learning, achieve their potential, and appreciate the differences that make us all unique.

The Pupil Premium is an amount of money allocated by the government to schools for:

  • Children of statutory school age from low income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM)
  • Children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months
  • Children whose parents are currently working in the armed forces


2015-16 – the level of the premium was to £935 per pupil and £1900 for a looked after child.

The DFE offer the following guidance on how the Pupil Premium is to be spent:

‘In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility…[Schools] will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families.’

The purpose of the information on this page is to inform parents, carers and governors how much Pupil Premium was received by the school for 2015-16, how it was spent and the impact it had on pupils’ achievement.

Venn Boulevard Centre is located in one of the most deprived areas in the country.  When looking at levels of deprivation, almost 50% of the students on roll in January 2016 were living in one of the 5th most deprived areas in the country.

The Percentage of statutory pupils eligible for FSM was 100%. Overall the percentage of all pupils eligible for FSM was 78.9%.  20% of the students on roll in January 2016 were in the Looked After System.  Support is put in place as a result of the Pupil Premium funding and impacts on all pupils, a significant number of which come from low income and disadvantaged backgrounds.

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