The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) was introduced by the Government in April 2011.
The PPG, which is additional to main school funding, is allocated to schools to work with students who have been registered for Free School Meals in the last 6 years, also to students who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months and to children of service personnel.
The Government believes that this targeted additional funding is the best way to help tackle any underlying disadvantages and inadequacies that exist between this group of students and their peers.
The aim is to raise attainment among disadvantaged students by providing a range of learning opportunities that enable these students to reach their full potential regardless of the circumstances that might otherwise impede their progress.
The Government believes that schools are best placed to assess what additional provision their students need.
Our objectives for a pupil premium plan are the same as our school vision with the
additional recognition that some of our PP students will require support to overcome the additional barriers which they face.
Our School’s vision
● A mission for social justice and social mobility: no ‘glass ceilings’
● High expectations of students who buy into what we are doing and why we are
● A culture wherein every child and colleague has the opportunity and is proud to
aim extremely high
● Expert teaching for every student, every lesson, every day
● A school experience that leaves students with memories and qualifications they
are proud of
● A successful and happy environment for everyone at Holyrood
There are 1179 students at Holyrood Academy in Years 7-11 of whom 285 are pupil premium students, representing 24.1% of the Academy population (Year 7 -11)