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Pupil Premium Statement


This report outlines a summary of how The Limes College will spend its Pupil Premium funding allocation for the financial year 2022/23.


What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is a stream of funding that a school receives in addition to the main funding.  The government believes that Pupil Premium is the best way to address the current inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM), children in care - Children Looked After (CLA) and children from service families (CSF), and their peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantages reaches the students who need it most.

The Head of School, on behalf of the local governing body, can decide how the funding is spent and is accountable for ensuring it has maximum impact.


How much does The Limes College receive?

The college receives an allocation for children who:

  • are eligible for free school meals (FSM) or have been in the past six years (Ever 6);
  • are looked after by the state (CLA);
  • have parents in the services.


For the financial year 2022-2023, the allocation for The Limes College is £ 47,495.00

In addition, the college receives funding where Children in Care (CiC) are placed at the college from their home local authorities’ virtual school.


How must this funding be used?

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit.  There is no requirement for this money to be spent on individual students simply because they fall into this category.  However, it is expected that the funding will be used to support, as necessary, students in this group so that this group has every opportunity to make the same progress as their peers.


It is important to note that it should not be assumed that all Pupil Premium students need some or all of this support.  There are a number of this group of students in the college and elsewhere who are making excellent progress already, and who will need minimal support as a result.


How does The Limes College use this funding?

The Limes College uses this funding to provide the following support structures for those students that need additional help in order to achieve success in line with, or better than, school and national expectations:

  • Employment of two Family Outreach Workers who work with vulnerable students and support and liaise with families and carers, as appropriate.  This impacts on attendance, a key issue here at The Limes College.
  • 1 to 1 tuition in numeracy and literacy with a Higher Level Teaching Assistant/Teacher/ Curriculum Support Worker.
  • Financial support to ensure equal opportunities to make progress, the provision of revision and other non-essential (but desirable) learning materials and activities, trips, theatre visits and outdoor education.


To ensure value for money, support staff time has been allocated for:

  • Tracking the prior attainment, current attainment and future predicted attainment of these students; this is the specific responsibility of the head of each key stage, who will also check the written and other qualitative reports against the data.
  • Tracking and supporting good attendance (Attendance Administrator).
  • Provision-mapping of all SEN students to ensure they are supported in making progress with their learning (SENCO).


Success criteria for this group of students include:

  • Improved attendance (Belong).
  • Narrowing of attainment gap (Achieve).
  • Positive destinations achieved and sustained (Move On).


Outcomes in 2021/22:


  • 81 Pupil Premium students were supported to access school trips, including: Swimming at Coral Reef (Bracknell), Go Karting, Tall Ships, Thorpe Lakes and day trips to Epsom Downs and Box Hill. This has had a huge impact on the Pupil Premium Students
  • Pupil Premium students have attained in line with their peer groups across the curriculum.
  • 17 uniforms were purchased for Pupil Premium students.
  • All families were offered parenting support and access to virtual family group and support.
  • 60 Pupil Premium students benefitted from attending the holiday school during the Easter and summer holidays.
  • All Pupil Premium students entered positive destinations at the end of Year 11.
  • All Pupil Premium students had allocated Family Outreach Workers to support them throughout the year.
  • Primary Pupil Premium students attendance is lower than non-Pupil Premium students; secondary is equally slightly lower.
  • All CLA students received advocacy during the year at PEP and review meetings.



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The Limes College is part of Alternative Learning Trust which is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Company Number 11788031 Registered office: Sutton West Centre, Robin Hood Lane, Sutton SM1 2SD