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Pupil Premium


The Government provides the Pupil premium Fund for pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals (including those who have been eligible for Free School Meals in the last 6 years but may no longer be eligible), Looked After Children, those students adopted from care and children of service personnel. The purpose of the funding is to narrow the attainment gap where evidence shows that eligible pupils underachieve in comparison to their peers.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium Funding is spent as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual students.

If you think that your child might be eligible for free school meals, click here to read more.

If your child has been adopted, please let us know, in confidence, via

Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-21

Castle Donington College strives to attain the highest standards and ensure inclusion and equal access for all learners.

Pupil Premium Funding is a means of addressing some of the issues associated with social disadvantage and, in particular, to help close any gap in attainment where this exists. The circumstances of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium will vary significantly and pupils can face many a range of barriers to educational achievement.  For some, there may be financial barriers to learning, which can be overcome by the College using the funding to provide resources and learning aids. For others, there may be self-esteem and confidence issues, which can affect a pupil’s motivation and achievement.