Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional government funding to help children from low income families, service families and children who have been in care for more than six months at any point in their lives. The funding will help to give them the same chances of doing well as their friends and classmates.

Holbrook Academy, and all the schools in the UK, are judged on how they spend that money and whether this helps students who are supported by PPG funding to achieve as well as their friends and classmates.

We spend the funds on activities, support and initiatives unique to each child. Some will need extra help in the classroom others may just enjoy access to new enriching opportunities which boost their confidence, creative abilities and challenge them to do their best.

Please do let us know if you are a family on low income, if your child has ever been in care for six months or longer, or if you are a military service family. The children are never identified in classrooms or stigmatised in any way so you can be confident we will be able to use the funding sensitively to help your child achieve their best.

Significant barriers to success:

A: Literacy difficulties – leading to a lack of access to education

B: Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties

C: Low Attendance

D: Lack of access to enriching life experiences

Our Aims: 

  1. Increase levels of literacy and numeracy in year 7,8,9 PP students
  2. Improve behaviour and self-regulation of PP students
  3. Improve attendance of PP students 94% or above
  4. Broader curriculum and access to opportunities outside of their local environment

Impact of the spending at Holbrook

Since 2012-2013, Holbrook has narrowed the historic attainment gap between students that are eligible for Pupil Premium funding and those that are not. Progress 8 score has risen from -0.93 in 2017 to -0.18 in 2018.

You can see below how many students are supported by Pupil Premium (February 2021):

Holbrook Academy Context

Total  Number %
Cohort 587
Girls 288 49.1
Boys 299 50.9
Pupil Premium 144 24.5
FSM 93 15.8
Ever 6 41 7.0
LAC 3 0.5
Military 7 1.2


We review how we have used the PPG every academic year and reports can be found below:

Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-21 : March 2021 Review

Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-21

Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-20 (includes review of 2018/19 expenditure)

More Information about Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium at Holbrook Academy 2017-2018

Pupil Premium at Holbrook Academy 2015-2016

Pupil Premium at Holbrook Academy 2014-2015

Pupil Premium at Holbrook Academy 2013-2014

Catch Up Funding 2015-16