Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. It is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as students from less deprived families.

Our Intention

At The City of Leicester College our intention for all of our students is that they have a voice in their learning and make good progress, irrespective of their background. We want our students to be engaged in the ambitious learning they are offered and achieve highly across the curriculum, especially in maths and English.

The focus of our pupil premium strategy is to allow our disadvantaged students to achieve this aim, including students who have SEN and those who are already high attainers. We ensure that the pupil premium funding allows equity in education, which may include supporting other vulnerable students when needed.

Challenging and ambitious teaching is at the heart of our approach, with a focus on areas in which disadvantaged students require the most support or benefit more, such as effective feedback, metacognition and literacy. However, this will benefit all students and our intention is that non-disadvantaged students’ outcomes will be sustained and improved alongside increased progress for our disadvantaged students.

Our intention is to link our pupil premium strategy to wider school recovery for all relevant students following the Covid pandemic, notably in the use of targeted support through the National Tutoring Programme, increased use of resources, both online and paper and curriculum re-structure.

Our approach is individualised, evidence-based and uses diagnostic assessment that allows us to respond to the particular challenge and context of our students. We make decisions on a learning-led, not label-led approach. Our strategic choices complement each other to help the pupil excel, both in terms of outcomes and their wider character. To ensure they are effective we will:

  • Ensure students are given challenging work in an ambitious learning environment.

  • Assess and act early to intervene when necessary.

  • Support our students to have a voice and agency about their learning.

  • Create a collective understanding amongst all staff to raise expectations of what disadvantaged students can achieve.

Details of our school’s use of pupil premium funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged students can be found below:

Pupil Premium Strategy for 2021-2025

Free School Meals

Click HERE to apply.

Free school meals are available to students based on the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit (provided you're not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)

  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

You will need to make a new application for each child but your information will be remembered to help you to complete multiple applications quickly. You will get an immediate response regarding eligibility after you've completed your application.

You may apply for eligibility on behalf of a parent/carer if you have permission to do so and their details.



Pupil Premium Policy 2016-17

Pupil Premium Impact Report 2016-17

Disadvantaged Students (Pupil Premium) Strategy 2017 – 18

Disadvantaged Students (Pupil Premium) Strategy for 2018 – 19

Impact statement for 2018-19 and strategy for 2019-20

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2020-21