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.

From September 2018, the premium will be worth £935 and goes to students who at any point in the past 6 years have been in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM); £2,300 goes to any student who has been continuously looked after for the past six months or who has been adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or who has left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order

our values and ethos

The City of Leicester College has high expectations for all students.  We take an individualised approach to every student and ensure that the pupil premium funding allows equity in education. Our evidence-based strategy allows us to focus on a few key approaches in detail.

Our  approach

 We have three foci to our strategy for the next three years:

  1. Quality First Teaching: we help staff plan to meet the needs of all students. This is about in-class support and guidance for all students in all years, not bolt-on interventions. We will use rigorous data to plan, monitor and intervene.
  2. Equity of academic opportunity: this is about creating ‘wrap-around’ care for disadvantaged students to ensure every barrier is removed.  In 2019-20 this is to include the use and evaluation of a PP Bursary, 1-1 tuition in literacy and maths, priority attendance support and a focus on Y6-7 transition. We also hope within the next year to appoint a PP champion to ensure increased parental contact, before and after school provision and bespoke and individualised care.
  3. Life skills and cultural capital: funded work experience placements for all Y10 students, funded trips and conferences, priority careers guidance and guided college and university applications.

Details of how much funding the school receives each year and how it is spent can be found within the school’s Disadvantaged Student Strategy document below:


Click HERE to view our strategy for 2020-21. The strategy review date is March 2021


Archived documents:

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