Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and was allocated to children whose families were eligible for, and claiming, free school meals

The school receives additional funding in the form of Pupil Premium for children entitled to free school meals in the last 6 years, children in care and children of parents in the armed forces. From September 2014, pupils recently adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order were also eligible for additional funding.

The 2020/21 rate of funding increased slightly to £955 per pupil, for children of armed service personnel to £310 per pupil and £2,345 for Children Looked After and Post LAC (adopted). This money is to be used in narrowing the gap between the progress of pupils who are “disadvantaged”.

If you feel that your child is eligible for the Pupil Premium but don’t currently claim for Free School Meals, please click here for the application process.

At Furness Academy

Any student who is not meeting expected progress will be given a range of support and it is Academy policy to support students eligible for the Pupil Premium and ensure that they do not fall behind or ensure they catch up if they are behind when they arrive with us.

We have focused the spending of this funding applying a tiered approach as recommended by EEF, the three areas are:

Furness Academy Pupil Premium Numbers per year group 2020-2021:



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Based on census details, recognising students from the 2019-2020 academic year (1004), the 2020-2021 pupil premium funding allocation is £338,470