Pupil premium

Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals; those looked after by the Local Authority and the children of armed service personnel.

All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used and the impact of the funding.


  • To narrow the achievement gap for disadvantaged children
  • To provide experiences that broaden horizons and raise aspirations
  • To facilitate resources to enhance social and emotional development

All members of staff and governors accept responsibility for socially disadvantaged pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs. Sawtry Junior Academy is committed to “narrowing the gap” between these vulnerable pupils and all pupils nationally and the pupil premium grant supports this work. We recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals and funding is allocated to support all pupils or group of pupils that the academy recognises as being socially disadvantaged. Mrs Dear,  is our named Pupil Premium champion and alongside Miss Warren works with students, academy councillors, the senior leadership team, parents and staff to ensure the needs of Pupil Premium students are being met.

If you think your child may be eligible to Pupil premium funding, please contact the Academy office.

Reporting pupil premium 

Please find below our Pupil Premium spending plans and analysis.

Pupil Premium strategy 2018-19

Pupil Premium strategy 2017-18 reviewed

Pupil Premium strategy 2016-17 reviewed

For more details on the Pupil Premium please visit education.gov.uk

Exciting Pupil Premium news! In Spring 2018 Sawtry Junior Academy has been invited to participate in a pilot DFE project exploring ways to support Pupil Premium students. Mrs Flack and Mrs Dear have been working hard with colleagues in Cambridgeshire and Leytonstone, London on this project.