Pupil Premium & Sport Funding

What is Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between pupils from low-income and other disadvantaged families, and their peers. If a pupil has been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been looked after for one day or more, the school receives an amount per head within their budget.


Cavendish Close Junior Academy is a large 3-form entry school with 360 pupils. Our pupils mainly come from a White British background and very few children speak English as an additional language. We have a higher than average proportion of children who are in receipt of pupil premium. There are also a higher than average amount of children on the special needs register.


Cavendish Close Junior Academy is determined that all pupils are given the best possible chance to achieve their full potential through the highest standards of Quality First Teaching, focussed support, curriculum enrichment, and pastoral care. We believe the additional provision delivered through the Pupil Premium funding should be available to all pupils within school who we know to be disadvantaged and vulnerable, irrespective of whether they are eligible for the funding. Indeed, it should be noted, that many of the pupils identified as requiring additional levels of support are not necessarily those who fulfil the FSM eligibility criteria. There is no expectation that all Pupil Premium funded pupils will receive identical support. The school considers best ways to allocate Pupil Premium money annually following rigorous data analysis and the careful consideration of the needs of the pupils.

Pupil Premium Statements

Click below for details of our Pupil Premium.


P.E and Sports Premium Statements

Click below for details of our Sports Premium.

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Nelson St Philip's CE Primary School

Deborah Drive, Chaddesen, Derby DE21 4RJ

Mrs V Ratcliffe: Office Manager

01332 672338