The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and is paid by means of a specific grant based on school census figures for students. Pupil Premium is calculated by the number of students who have been registered as eligible for FSM (Free School Meals) at any time in the last six years, in addition to the number of looked after and adopted students who attend the school.

The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and its purpose is to narrow the achievement gap (attainment and progress) between pupils from low income families and their peers by ensuring that this funding reaches the pupils most in need of it. Schools have the freedom to spend this funding as they see fit based upon their knowledge of pupil needs.

Current funding rates stand at £935 per PP (Pupil Premium) student and £1900 per LAC (Looked After Children) student.

Barriers to learning at Yavneh (issues to be addressed in school)

  • Poor Numeracy Skills
  • Poor Literacy Skills
  • Attendance
  • Low aspirations
  • Low expectations
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Family disengagement with learning
  • Access to resources (at home)
  • Narrow range of extra-curricular opportunities outside of school

Pupil Premium Eligibility:

Year Number of




1st September 2015 – 31st  August 2016 73 £65,700
1st September 2016 – 31st August 2017 75 £67,500
1st  September 2017 – 31st August 2018 59 £55,165
1st  September 2018 – 31st August 2019  49  £45,815


End of Key Stage 4 data for pupil premium pupils 2018-19:

End of Key Stage 4 data for Disadvantaged pupils Yavneh College National Average for Non- Disadvantaged pupils
Attainment 8 63.55% 50.1%
Progress 8 0.71% 0.13%
% achievement grade 4 or above in English and Maths 91% 64%
% achievement grade 5 or above in English and Maths 64% 50%
English Baccalaureate Average point score 5.62% 4.42%