Pupil premium and attainment funding is provided by the Department for Education to enhance the education of students who are 'disadvantaged' according to the government.


At Macmillan Academy we receive extra funding for those students who are currently entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) and those who have been in receipt of FSM in the last 6 years (Ever 6).

At Macmillan Academy we believe that all of our students will achieve well if they are taught by well trained and highly qualified teachers. We invest time and money in developing our staff and we have developed a model for teaching and learning that is based on evidence from the Education Endowment Foundation as well as other research such as John Hattie's Visible Learning and Geoff Petty's Evidence Based Teaching.

Overall the performance of 'disadvantaged' students at the academy continues to be a focus for the academy. We are particularly pleased with the positive destination data for the students who fit this category. This ties in with the aim of the governing body and all staff employed at the academy to ensure that all young people leave our institution with a positive destination for their future work or study.

In deciding how to spend the money we carry out an annual review of our pupil premium budget and set about identifying the aims (desired outcomes) that we had for our disadvantaged students. The audit linked to this page shows what strategies we employed to meet these outcomes. There is also an evaluation of those strategies so that there is complete transparency and accountability for the way in which these funds were spent. It can also be seen that the final spend was over the amount allocated by the DFE as we believe that it is vital to invest as much as possible in this area to meet our aims.

In total we recieved:

  • 2018-19: £420,000
  • 2019-20: £400,000
  • 2020-21: £420,000
Literacy/Numeracy catch-up premium
We also used to receive a smaller sum of money to support Year 7 students who did not achieve the expected standard in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2. The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium was spent on small group tuition and intervention sessions at the start of Year 7. This funding ceased in 2020 and is now part of the national catch-up funding.

In total we recieved:
  • 2018-19: £17,000
  • 2019-20: £17,000
Download Files:
Pupil Premium Statement 2021-22