Pupil Premium

Lincoln Castle Academy – Pupil Premium Funding Promise

At Lincoln Castle Academy we:

  • Believe that every child has the capacity to achieve at the highest levels
  • Do not believe that social or financial disadvantage should limit a young person’s life chances
  • Remove or improve barriers to learning using educational strategies and focussed funding
  • Encourage aspiration, resilience and self-belief help you to grow and push the boundaries
  • Support and reward achievement and being ones best-self
  • To go ‘the extra mile’ to support students to reach their potential

Pupil Premium – what is it?

The Pupil Premium is funding that is given to schools to give additional support to disadvantaged pupils and to close the attainment gap between them and their peers. The funding is used to ensure children from low income families make good progress, are well supported to engage and to accelerate the literacy and numeracy levels of those who have not yet met the required standard. For the children of Forces personnel we use the funding to fill any educational gaps due to transience during their education due to postings. The proportion of students for whom the academy receives funding is significantly above the national average, typically 10% higher. The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to students who:

  • Have been registered for Free School Meals at any point in the last six years (known as Ever 6)
  • Are currently registered for Free School Meals
  • Are Looked After children
  • Are children of Forces personnel

In the academic year 2016-17 Lincoln Castle Academy received £277,203 for 265 students, accounting for 32% of our school population.

National data shows that FSM students are more likely to underachieve than that not in receipt of this grant. The funding is intended to close this gap.


1. Barriers to future attainment (for pupils eligible for PP)
Academic barriers (issues to be addressed in school, such as poor oral language skills)
A. Attendance and Welfare
B. Socio-Economic
C. Literacy and Communication
Additional barriers (including issues which also require action outside school, such as low attendance rates)
D. Aspirations

Performance of Pupil Premium Students at Lincoln Castle Academy 2016-17

In 2016-2017, there were 136 Year 11 students registered and 48 of these were in receipt of Pupil Premium funding. In 2017-2018, 51 students were in receipt of PP funding.


    2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Numbers 136 121
Disadvantaged Students 48 51
Gap between Disadvantaged and Non Disadvantaged Students
En & Ma Grade 4+ % -15.9% -12%
  Grade 5+ % -14.2% -5.4%
English Grade 4+ % -15.3% -11%
  Grade 5+ % -19% -3.2%
Maths Grade 4+ % -16.9% -7.8%
  Grade 5+ % -3.3% +2.9%
Progress 8 Fine Score -0.5% -0.04%
Attainment8 Ave Points -0.7% -0.3%


We are really pleased that the gap between the disadvantaged students and non-disadvantaged students has started to close due to the interventions that we have been able to put in place due to the Pupil Premium Funding. We will continue with the strategies that have made the most significant differences and add in new interventions to continue this drive to close the gap.

Strategies for 2018-2019

  • Continue to fund a HLTA in Maths
  • Appointment of English TA continues
  • Student Learning Support Mentor for Y11 to continue
  • Continue to employ special EAL advisor
  • Continue to provide TEFL TA
  • Introduce Accelerated Reader Programme
  • Our Welfare and Safeguarding team to continue
  • Continue to provide mentoring and counselling services
  • Introduce Service Students Support group and have a named key worker
  • To participate in writing an anthology with First Story
  • Music lesson subsidies
  • Providing equipment for practical subjects
  • New after school Homework and Study Club
  • Continue to provide apps for communication, tracking and homework

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Our Ethos and Values

At Lincoln Castle Academy we value:

Hard work, perseverance and academic excellence

The development of character, compassion and responsible citizenship

Ourselves, each other and boundless ambition