Pupil premium

The Government has established the Pupil Premium, which provides additional school funding, in order to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years, or has been in care for 6 months or longer.

It is for the school to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent each year, and we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils who qualify for the Pupil Premium. In addition, new measures are included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of the pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.

Initiatives will be monitored, evaluated and added as the academic year progresses. The impact of these interventions will be reviewed regularly, and reported on at the end of the academic year. This information can then be used to guide us in our spending for future years.

Year 7 catch up funding

Year 7 catch up funding: 2015-16 review and 2016-17 plan

2016-17 planned spending

Compass School Southwark has set a target of ensuring that the attainment and progress gaps between Pupil Premium and other students is below 10%. In this current academic year, based on the evidence and impact of our previous interventions and spending alongside the National evidence and research available, the school will use pupil premium funding to cover the costs of:

  • School counselling service (2 days per week, up from 1 day per week in 2015-16)
  • City Year team
  • Pastoral roles to support attendance, behaviour and achievement
  • LA Early Help service
  • Provision of small group and 1:1 musical instrument provision
  • Compulsory enrichment programme
  • Subsidised and trips and visits
  • Free fruit and breakfast for all students
  • Widening participation in school performances and drama
  • Broadening the school library collection to suit all readers of all abilities
  • Personalised literacy and numeracy interventions
  • Future Frontiers aspiration support programme for Year 9
  • Specific KS4 interventions to support aspiration, including careers guidance and work experience
  • Funding for achievements and prizes


Previous years

Here you can view the full reports on the impact of previous years’ Pupil Premium funding:

Pupil Premium impact review – academic year 2017-18

Pupil Premium impact review – academic year 2015-16

Pupil Premium impact review – academic year 2014-15

Pupil Premium impact review – academic year 2013-14